The thermometer read -4 Celsius when we pulled out of my driveway, but it felt much colder. Especially with the head wind all the way up Royal York. Once we turned onto Edgehill the wind subsided and the balance of our ride was quite pleasant. But still cold. How cold? So cold that the water in both my bottles froze during the course of our 1.5 hours on the road!

But I can’t complain – a couple of frozen water bottles is a small price to pay for a great day on my bike. In December. In Toronto. Oh yeah!

PS: Half a bottle of sauvignon blanc and $60 worth of cheese and crisps from Cheese Boutique are not a suitable post-ride meal… if you’re interested in fitness!