So, this bone chilling cold has been met with exuberant obsession from yours truly. I gobble articles with headlines that scream:
And while this is fun to read from the coziness of my home, biking to my 6am class in 10° thrust me into the middle of the cold weather story. Fortunately, I was prepared. Biking in the cold for 5 minutes is preferable to walking for 15 minutes but I had to take some precautions. If you are thinking about taking on the frigid temps here are a few tips.
- Layers. Just like yoga, it’s all about the core- with a t-shirt, thin turtleneck and my gortex coat I was toasty.
- Keep the head (and ears!!) covered. We lose 30% of our heat from the top of our head. My Tundra hat kept my head and ears nice and warm. Temps this morning hovered in the single digit range so I took care to cover my face as well. Investing in a balaclava is on the agenda. With my recently acquired heated gloves I was really comfortable.
- Lower the tire pressure. This is helpful for when there is ice and snow on the ground.
- Take it slow.
This is yoga- and sometimes it’s cold.