OK, I've said it before and I'll say it again - since moving here to Las Vegas, I have been a fair weather cyclist. to be fair my body has been adapting to the warmer weather here and I can now withstand much warmer temperatures than I used to without melting. There is a price, though. That is that I no longer deal with the cold as well as I had.
This morning is a great example. I finally got back on my bike before work. I hadn't been on the bike in close to 3 months. The problem is that I was very cold, even though the official temperature was 40 degrees, but I don't believe it. I about froze!
Now, part of it was my fault as I was under dressed for the weather, but only part. My ears, face and neck were freezing from the air moving past. Fortunately the gloves I picked up last fall were great on my hands. My body was cold too, but that was because all I had on was a long sleeve jersey.
I hope it warms up soon as I am planning on continuing to ride in the mornings and it is going to be tough if it stays this cold.