I waited for the 32 degrees to warm up just a touch before doing a solo neighborhood ride. At mid-morning there it was — 36 degrees! First thing out my door there was a little visitor at our “rain gauge” puddle. We look out our front window at the puddle to see if it is (still) raining. It also provides a drink for some to wet their whistle.
My goal was to do all the right and left turns in our neighborhood to see how many miles I could get without leaving the area. By going down every dead end, cul de sacs and large business parking lots I was able to amass 21 miles that include some climbing as well! I was happy with that as I can shorten those miles when I have less time, or lengthen my ride by continuing into more “foreign” land ;’’-).
Shortly after greeting the crow, there is a sure sign of Spring springing.
Just coming out of their buds now, the cherry blossoms will soon be big, beautiful and prolific along some of my route. I will post some when that time is here.
It was cloudy all day until late afternoon, and stayed fairly cold. I have such good cold weather gear, that I am truly liking riding in the colder temps. Not freezing temps, and with no ice or snow, but cold feels good on my face — the only skin that has slight exposure ;’-0. But spring will be welcome.
Stay safe and well out there everyone.