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