today was the 2nd birthday for one of the grandkids. wife is at work and wants me to come and pick her up from work. not wanting to leave my parents here at home with no transportation (just in case), i hop on the bike to take a chilly 12 mile ride to town. no big deal. 32 degrees but not bad...just cold hands...until the ride home at 8:30pm. 27 degrees, wet roads, and snowing!!! thin mechanics insulated gloves, jeans, leather coat and fleece jacket, and half face helmet!!! holy s**t that was a cold ride home!!!