By user12625760 on Jan 04, 2009
When your water bottle freezes while out cycling it is too cold. It was one of those days when as I cycled to the meeting point I hoped no one else had bothered to turn up so I could quietly return to a nice warm bed. Alas even though one of the other riders was thinking the same thing four people turned up so there was no returning to bed.
As we climbed up White Down my hands actually warmed enough to sweat and as we shot down into Dorking the cold froze my hands and face and my hands never recovered. I've not had such cold hands for years. Hardly surprising when ice can form in a water bottle while out for a ride. Even now as I type this hours later they are still feeling odd. However a few hours and some cups of tea and I no longer regret the ride.
Only 65 1/2 km we were home before 11 but did not stop for breakfast.