It was touch and go this morning whether the club ride would be on. A very cold night and a dusting, well more a sprinkle of snow and the odd icy puddle din't look good. However my weather rules are if there's frost on the car I don't ride. My car was frost free so on went the multiple layers of lycra. Endura winter bib tights, dhb base layer, club winter jersey, seal skin waterproof socks, seal skin overshoes overshoes, clone wars buff (up over my ears, nose and mouth,) seal skin waterproof thermal gloves and my Altura medium weight jacket. This made a winning combo and despite a windchill reaching a frosty -5C I was OK. Later in the ride Ken was to discover those seal skin gloves work better on their own and that removing the thin second pair he had on underneath, he actually warmed up from having frostbitten fingers.
We didn't really plan this ride, it more just happened. The route was the standard Pitsford loop which is always a good plan when we don't actually have a plan! Before leaving there was a chance to chat with Nathan who'd been out for an off road ride on a bike made for Hagrid.