I am quite proud of myself cycling in the UK in November. I confess the weather is still quite mild, and I do get quite hot when I am cycling, so it is nice not to feel like I am going keel over from the heat. This morning when I changed in the office restrooms, my legs were quite pink from the cold, and a little damp because I didn't wear my protective trousers, but I really felt refreshed, but more important, hopefully busting those calories and reducing my hips.
I have to make reference to a fantastic Jacket I saw on Pattern Review today the Jalie 2008 Lined parka created by Joy. Click her name to see her blog showing this jacket. I have only just found Jalie and been really really impressed, and her rendition of this jacket has set me thinking whether or not I can create something suitable for cycling with my bike.
The biggest challenge will be finding the fabric which may take a time to find what I need, it has to be suitable for maximum visibility on my bike. I would also need to shape the back similar to other biking jackets.