HOT BLAST: Back to Bama the hard way
Dec 16, 2013 | 1164 views |  0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Brian Toone, a Birmingham resident, writes that he had a different idea for getting home after he and his wife recently visited Nashville, Tenn. He would bicycle back home. Yes, in one day. Yes, in the cold.

He writes:

I knew it was going to be cold for an extended period of time, but I was imagining temps closer to 20 degF than 10 degF! Even with the crazy temps ... I was doing just fine everywhere except for my feet. I had thick insulated neoprene booties on, but even with loose shoes and as much blood circulation as possible, my feet just couldn’t stay warm. I had meant to grab some of the chemical warming packs to throw in my shoes but I had forgotten them at home, and I figured most gas stations in Tennessee are not going to carry them. If I had been in Wisconsin, I could have stopped at the next gas station and bought a couple of the chemical warmers for a dollar or two and been on my merry way.

It's a good read, and don't miss the photos Brian took along the way.

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