But boy it was chilly!
When the radio said 8 degrees out, I mentally rolled over and decided to take the T.
But then when I got outside, it realized it was dead calm, and the traffic was light, and just decided to do it.
I had to go in for my helmet, and changed out of my puffy down jacket and into a softshell, and I went up to the attic and dug out my ski gloves.
It WAS chilly, and I was the only biker I saw, but thanks to the holiday week, traffic was light and I just cruised in to work- much better than taking the Red line, which has been having plagues of biblical proportions (my ride home yesterday took twice as long as it should, due to "switching problems.")
What I wore to bike in this weather:
Poly-cotton white dress shirt, red cashmere sweater from Anne Taylor, my favorite wool flannel pants from JCrew, Wool socks (one of them said smartwool- the other is an REI knockoff) and La-Canadienne lined leather boots. My Marmot softshell, a wool hat under the Bern helmet (still haven't found the liner that came with the helmet) and the wonderful big red scarf.
This is more detail than you might want to know (and more than I normally give) about what I wear, but the point is that normal clothes work so well on the bike no matter what the weather
I was actually warm by the time I hit the Longfellow, but decided against stripping off a layer. I'm in my dress shirt now, but I'm about ready to put on my sweater again.
Hope you had a warm ride today!