Wind Chill

Wind Chill

Have you wondered when you ride why the temperature is cooler or hotter than ambient? It is called Wind Chill. According to Wikipedia wind chill is the perceived decrease of air temperature felt by the body on exposed skin due to the flow of cold air. Wind chill temperatures are lower than ambient air temperature. Then why, when it is hot outside, does the temperature go up? Well, it then becomes the Heat Index. So as the temperature goes up so does the heat index. This is where layering comes into play. As it gets cooler add layers. By doing this you add air space that helps keep you warm when it is cold and as it warms up removing layers to keep cooler. If you start out with one bulky layer you are stuck and can’t dress down. As the temperatures drop remember to cover exposed skin to prevent frostbite.