For the last week I've been playing with my layers. I realized that I was, for the most part, wearing one standard combination of layers for anything from 25 degrees on down... and most days I was hot. I took a risk last week and stripped back a couple of my layers and it was perfect. I wasn't covered in sweat and I was never cold. Today wasn't the same.
Being that most of the time I wear too much, I risked it again today and stripped back. Not a good choice. I was really cold for the entire ride. And when you're uncomfortable, it's hard to enjoy the ride. I rarely have a ride that I want to be over, but that's exactly what today's was. Fifteen minutes into it, I wanted it to be done.
After being too chilly and fighting a headwind the entire ride, I was very pleased to pull into the parking lot. Hopefully the ride home will be a bit better.