Spring riding, bad weather, and individual limits

quite inspirational


I had my first outdoor rides of the year on my good road bike in Ontario this week.

The qualifications, “good road bike” and “Ontario,” matter.

In February I spent a week with my good bike in Arizona and in March I was at training camp in South Carolina.

I’m also back bike commuting on my cyclocrosss bike.

Sunday we were out on our road bikes in cold and the wind. Four degrees Celsius and sunny I can live with but the wind was less pleasant. We rode out into a 30 km headwind, with gusts up to 50 km. Still it was a good ride, and when combined with coffee after and then the hot tub, made for a terrific Sunday afternoon. When it started snowing Sunday night I was especially happy that I’d gotten out.

My usual Thursday ride didn’t start this week as planned. I…

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