Ventured out in the cold yesterday for a ride over to Hastings. To celebrate the almost shortest day.
Left home in the frost with zero degrees showing on the thermometer. Once I hit the gorge, I also hit the fog. It stayed foggy all the way to Dannevirke. It was so cold that the moisture froze on my visor, gloves, and the front of my jacket. I stopped at Dannevirke for gas and couldn't get the cap open because it was frozen too. Eventually got it and continued on via Highway 50.
Came back form Havelock North via Middle road to Waipawa. This is a great bit of road and well worth a look if you haven't done it yet. Had lunch in Waipuk and got home about 3pm. Even then it was still only six degrees.