Re: Success on 7 deg F motorized bicycle work commute!
When I lived back in southern Ontario where the winters are harsher, there was a trick I used to use on the really bad nights.. When you're getting ready to go, pull a couple of plastic grocery store type bags over your feet (over regular socks, of course). Smooth/wrap them to your feet, and pull on a pair of grey wool socks, then put on your boots. It doesn't matter how wet and slushy it is if the bags have no holes. Your boots might ship water, but your feet won't get wet from it.
I often say no one may know the whole secret to happiness, but I'll share the piece I carry: Warm, dry feet. If your feet are cold and wet, no matter what you do you'll be miserable until that changes (whether you realise it or not).
Any day that starts with a good ride is already a better day, and a bad day riding still beats a good day working.
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