Geared up

Helmet not pictured

All ready to rob a bank ride my bike.  Winter riding is not so bad with the right gear — the balaclava (not to be confused with baklava, the delicious pastry) is key for winter riding.  For extra warmth, I often wear an under-the-helmet cap in addition to my balaclava.  I ride with heavy mittens to keep my paws warm.  The biggest trick is the toes — I switched to boots, which means no clipless pedals.  On the upside, I can feel my toes!

Photo courtesy of our sad and dying digital camera — and the image above was one of the more successful shots.  Don’t believe me?  Here’s one of my other attempts:

Not digitally altered

Not digitally altered

I find this image rather freaky —  it brings to mind the Scream mask.

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One Response to Geared up

  1. Kim says:

    You mentioned keeping your “paws” warm – I think you secretly want a puppy despite your “opinion” on carbon paw prints. I encourage readers to read the many articles written on the benefits of animals and mental health, including http://www.oflikeminds.com/PetsandMentalHealth.htm. That “poopy puppy” may be providing the support needed to assist a person with the important role/responsibility of taking care of something, exercise/walking. Pets can be wonderful antidepressants! There are many aspects to consider!

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