It was a cold cold day on the Xtracycle. Luckily, I've had enough experience in the cold weather to dress somewhat appropriately for these temps. But I don't, in any way, have the nicest stuff you could buy. My cold weather gear is a bit bulky, being that it's on the low end of performance. That's the biggest annoyance with winter weather.
It's not that I'm getting cold. It's that the restrictive clothing makes every pedal stroke require more effort. This morning's commute felt like it took more energy than a 30 mile ride... and it probably did. I continue to pick away at getting it all replaced. Every Christmas is an opportunity to ask for one more garment or one more piece of gear that will get me further down the road.
Until I've accumulated the perfect winter wardrobe, I'll continue to ride. It's too fun to miss out.
Get out there.