My lovely CTA independence was short lived- trying to ride a bike against the freezing wind makes me feel/look as silly as a short woman in high heels. She doesn’t really look any taller, and I’m not getting where I’m trying to go any faster. We’re not even really fooling ourselves: we both look ridiculous. And feel pain.
Riding a bike in the winter even without wind will be miserable. Extremities freezing, sweating inside the coat like it’s summer. But I’m going to do it anyway.