I have a mile ride to the gym every morning. I also stop at a local coffee shop either before or after my gym time. At both of those places I get lots of comments about how crazy it is to ride a bike on a day like today. No one mentioned the construction crew doing road work, the utility guys, the kids walking to school or the seniors on the bike path. For most people riding a bike in the cold is nuts, but nothing else seems to be out of the ordinary when it’s 18 degrees outside.
If you spend lots of time outdoors in the winter either riding a bike, walking or working, you know that with the proper layers 18 degrees is not that cold.