Riding in the winter definitely has it’s challenges. The obvious, is that it is cold. Staying warm is extremely important this time of year. Understanding how to dress in layers comes to mind in regards to staying warm, but I have been using a secret ingredient: A Stanley flask. On rides like theses, a nip or three of bourbon will definitely warm you up, or at least make it feel like you are.
And of course, use only in moderation.