The days keep getting darker and darker and after one last burst of fantastic, beautiful weather last weekend it appears that winter is here. It may not be -30C yet but there is snow on the ground and the fireplace in our house is being deployed on a semi-regular basis.
I'm working on a list of goals as part of a "fit for 40" plan which is already being put into effect even though my list is not complete. The list includes things like "40 push-ups" and "drink a bottle of real champagne." Some of these "to dos" are to occur by the time I turn 40 next spring and some of them will be commitments for the year as it unrolls. Outside of this list, however, I still want to have some adventures this winter. Ideally, I'd like to experience them on my bike.
A small but imporant piece to experiencing the world at sub-zero temperatures came home with me today: the insulated pogie.
|Do I look excited or what? These are bigger than my head!|
|I may not be in focus but the pogies are the point anyway|
I am SUPER excited abut these (as you can see from my grin). Made by a small company in Two Rivers Alaska (Dogwood Designs) that also makes gear for dog mushing, these are going to be AWESOME for longer hours out on the bike this year. I may regret my decision to go with the white fabric but I can't help it. Matches my bike seat :)