Saturday, May 27, 2006

May? is Bike Month: How to get hypotheromia

My sister came down from Boise so we hooked up with my brother-in-law for a ride up the South Fork party ride. Turns out that that cold front didn't miss Orem, it was just delayed.

I kept going up South Fork Canyon because I seriously underestimated how cold it would be coming down. My sister kept going up because "I knew it would be too cold to go down" Nice logic.

The weather up South Fork was perfect for hypothermia tonight: a little chilly, light wind and rain. Throw in three people wearing a lot of spandex without a lot of body fat, send them down the canyon at 25 mph and you've got a serious situation at 8:40 at night.

So we called my wife on the cell phone and hudled in the men's room til she got there to save us. It was cool (well, cold).

Hopefully Search and Rescue won't have any overdue hikers out there. It's miserable. I was not this cold when we took the Scouts snow caving last winter.

This is May?

1 comment:

Dawnawanna said...

Definately not my most brilliant moment. Other than a little hypothermia, it was a great ride.

Maybe tomorrow I'll find a rain jacket for biking.

Dawn