At last I managed to pedal in this morning, the roads were miraculously pretty clear with just the cycle lanes a bit sludged up. I can live with that though. It did feel pretty damn cold but I have no idea what the temperature was. After tipping the house upside down for my old Army headover which I singularly failed to find, I came upon my Shemagh (Google it) which I also had in the Army, that was thrown into service as a face/nose protector and it seemed to perform the task ok. Although my nose is quite sore even after the protection was worn. Just in case you've forgotten, I got frost nip on the end of my nose last week. The down side is looking like a suicide bomber while I'm pedalling. But Birmingham City Centre does offer enough life ending opportunities without the need to look like one.
I am missing my commute alomg the canal, I really enjoy that and might take a chance on going home that way tonight depending on what happens weather wise today. Rumour control says there's a thaw on the way. That only means wet and mud along the canal, I'll have to see about replacing my overshoes then.