Saturday, February 22, 2014

Scenes on a Spring Bike Ride

Okay, maybe it isn't quite spring yet, but today felt like it could be around the corner!  I had a great, brisk bike ride.  It was warm (42 F) and the roads were clear and dry.  The sun was shining.  The wind was the challenge today, for sure, at 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph!  I only rode 6 miles instead of my usual 10-12 miles for an outdoor ride, but it sure felt like 10 or 12!  When you have to lean sideways just to stay upright, "leaning into the wind" takes on a whole new meaning!  And when I stopped to take this picture, in what I thought was a fairly protected spot, a couple of gusts came along that knocked both my bike and me off balance and we nearly fell over!  And I had both feet on the ground at the time!  But 6 miles outside today in the wind and the sunshine was still better than doing 5 miles on the trainer inside.  I do think I'm finally yearning for spring!