So Gilbert is all better- they replaced the shifter cable and housing (hmm, wonder if they had some of the special silver housing that I hunted down from Velo Orange), but I can't get out to Newton till tomorrow, so rode Minerva again.
I had a hard time figuring out what to wear today. It's Friday, but I had a client meeting so wanted to look a little more formal. I was going to a jobsite too, and then tonight am rushing to a friend's house after work for takeout chinese and christmas cookies. Oh, and it was 13 degrees outside.
I decided to go with pants, wool felt ones with a poly lining, and wool ski socks in my la Canadienne ankle boots. On top, a thin-ish cashmere sweater, a down vest, and a somewhat lightweight red wool coat. On my ears a polar fleece earband, and a long thin but fluffy scarf to put over my face if necessary.
For gloves I wore a pair of "liner" gloves- the $1 a pair expandable type from Target, and a pair of insulated gloves over them.
On the way there, I had a nice chat with a fellow in full winter commuter kit (lycra leggings, neon yellow coat) They say that "nobody" rides in the winter- I counted 7 bikers on my way into work!
This is me shivering at my meeting because I arrived 10 minutes early and had to wait on the sidewalk. Actually just my toes were cold. I need to see if I can get insoles in these boots.