This week the temperatures have been down roughly 10-degrees compared to what they were a week ago. I have been waring a pair of shorts and a T-shirt to work and this week - despite the colder conditions - wearing the same.
Early this morning I had laid myself out a hoodie to wear as it was cold. Setting off on my Orange Flame Lacquer I thought to myself that it was indeed cold and after about one mile realised that I had forgotten said hoodie. Not wanting to turn back, like Sir Ernest Shackleton, I carried stoically on.
At a set of traffic lights a chap on a road bike pulled up beside me. He was wearing a hi-viz jacket, long bib-tights and a pair of gloves. I was dressed like an extra from the video of 'Club Tropicana' by Wham! Apart from him mentioning the weather and what a cold morning it was, he pointed at my garments and said 'aren't you cold in that?' Nonchalantly, I replied that cycle would warm me up. (What I wanted to say was that it was so cold I hoped that my nipples would not tear their way through the fabric of my T-shirt)! As he cycled off when the lights turned green he said 'you Brompton boys are crazy!' Knowing the people I do who ride a Brompton...he might have a point!!
Stay safe out there people!