This week has been pretty cold, around the teens during my commute times, but my bike riding continues unabated. In fact, this evening I sweated so much, in 17 degree weather, that I jumped in the shower as soon as I got home, as if it were summer time. I was wearing a thin wool shirt, wool winter overcoat, wool tights, tweed pants and all the scarf/hat/glove/boot accessories.
Meanwhile, co-workers express amazement and disbelief that I continue to ride in the freezing cold. My usual answer of, “It’s really not so bad,” does not seem to be convincing anyone.
How do you respond to that kind of attention?