Well its cold. And when it is this cold I certainly prefer to just hide under my covers and drink hot chocolate. But thats not what being a cyclist is about is it? Therefor we must don our winter gear and brave the weather! Here are a few tips that I can offer having lived in the northeast for many years.
Firstly you burn almost 3x more calories when its really cold out. You dont die of boredom after about 15 minutes.You ride ( or at least you should be riding) slow enough to carry on a conversation with your friend. You could stop off and get an espresso half way through your ride. Not to mention whats is better then the scalding hot shower you get to take after riding in the cold for 2 hours?