By this morning the wind had abated to some degree, but the chill factor was still about 17 degrees. I walked to the nearby store for something, and saw ice on the mud puddles!! That's almost unheard of in New Orleans. If I had ridden today, I would have had a very hard time getting food out while pedaling. Heavy gloves make for clumsy hands!
Both yesterday and today I put in 40 minutes on a WattBike. It's better than nothing, but a mere 40 minutes spent that way is nothing against four hours or so of real riding! For one thing, the WattBike saddle wasn't comfortable. For another, riding on a WattBike or in a trainer is mind-numbingly boring. I think the physical exertion coupled with lack of forward motion confuses my brain, too. I tend to feel lightheaded while pedaling a WattBike.
Thus my 2017 cycling has gotten off to a slow start. The weather is supposed to warm up a lot in the next day or two. Unfortunately there's fog in the forecast by mid-week. Well, this city is surrounded by water: the Mississippi River, Lake Pontchartrain; and the Gulf of Mexico isn't so far away. This spell of cold weather has chilled the water, and when the air warms up I guess the result is a lot of condensation; thus a lot of fog. And because of reduced visibility, a thick fog slows me down.