I was still not 100%. With a third sub-zero day forecast in a row, there was no way I would pass on the opportunity to ride to work on a morning like this. I passed cars that were covered in ice. Every lawn was white & our local Rooster was crowing.
You can’t ask for a better morning.
I was surprised that I was riding freely. There didn’t seem to be any aches in my legs, which was a welcome relief.
As I passed through the Dandenong Police Paddocks the mercury dipped down to minus 4.5 degrees. Not the coldest that I’ve ever ridden in. But not your usual Monday morning commute either.
When I passed the Eastlink Bridge it felt like the power went out. This forced me to ease back on the gas a little. I had left home early, so was in no rush. It was a glorious morning and easy to distract myself taking photos here & there.
After the underpass on Ferntree Gully Road the lights went out. I felt a dizzy spell hit and everything became a blur for the next couple of minutes. This was the first time that I had bonked onto the way to work, and it wasn’t serious. I rode through it easily enough. But it made me aware that my legs were still injured and I had to take care.
I cruised from here, and headed to work to defrost. The mercury hit 0 degrees after I passed High Street Road, but never got over 2 degrees. I am very thankful to have had the chance to ride 3 such perfect winter’s mornings in a row. I got off the bike & started limping again, and the ride home isn’t going to be pleasant. Thankfully I’ll have a tiny tailwind to push me along.