So, I headed back towards the snow-covered fields/ranches south of my home neighborhoods. My previous post showed conditions with the sun setting, today I give you what it looks like in the early morning light. Add in a thick covering of fog in the distance, and it made for some brisk riding conditions as temperatures got to almost -3°F.
I'd neglected, you see, to don my snow helmet's breath mask and so the double-walled visor on the helmet frosted up pretty quickly to the point where I couldn't see. So I had to ride with the visor open in these temperatures.
I liked the way the fog occluded one's view of the morning sun.
I donned my breath mask after the above pictures, it helped me bear
the subfreezing temperatures as I rode about with the visor up.
It was about 8:45AM by this point so I exited the development and got back onto Piney Lake Road and motored back towards Smoky Hill Road. Soon, while peeking through the small clear spaces in my visor, I made it to the drugstore's parking lot and walked in.
Nice and warm inside, I was able to wipe the ice/frost from both the inside and outside of the helmet's visor. After a brief wait, I got Martha her drugs and some other sundries she'd requested and headed back outside.
I wore the face mask with the helmet this time and my closed visor stayed nice and clear all the way home. It was almost 5°F by the time I got home, the sun was out and it promised to be a nice day here in the great state of Colorado. Group ride with fellow Uralisti tomorrow, looking forward to some adventure perhaps.
Previously: A Snowy Evening Ride