Rode to work this morning and it was a little on the chilly side! Very dry but with a cold northerly wind which was in my face all the way through Preston. I stuck to the main roads today rather than ride through the tramway, it can get quite icy in there at this time of year due to all the leaf fall and the fact it just hangs on to cold air.
There were only a few suspect black patches at the side of the road in Preston but they were easily avoidable. I was actually making good progress today, particularly along the Marsh Road where I was happily cruising at 18mph which is a bit more like it. The pannier is pretty light today as I don't have to carry the laptop. I decided against the road bike as they were gritting St Annes for fun last night as I was leaving, the Spesh is better for potentially slippy conditions and road salt.
It was a really beautiful morning once the sun came up. I had a headwind from Warton pretty much all the way to work which slowed me down but hopefully it should be behind me on the way home. I was actually pretty warm when I got too work but my jacket is as breathable as a bin bag! It never used to be such a problem when I had a short commute but I get pretty warm after cycling for an hour now. My baselayer worked very well but the condensation seemed to collect in the jacket and it was that which started to chill, not good.
Its an old flouro yellow Altura Nevis jacket (about 6 years old I think) and I paid about 50 pounds for it so I don't think it owes me anything. Need to do some investigating into waterproof commuting jackets.