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Almost springy

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

As the weather warms up, my commutes get easier and more pleasant. The flipside of this is that I don’t feel like writing about them as often, since those rides are pretty routine at this point. Somehow the harder winter rides — where I’m struggling to stay upright on the bike — were more memorable, and better blog fodder.

Lately temperatures have been around 30 during my rides to work, and reaching highs in the 40s and 50s. We’ve had some rain, some wind, even some hail yesterday. I guess spring is here in terms of unpredictability, but there have been few good opportunities to ride in springlike weather thus far. The only signs of the new season during my commutes are some budding trees, and some flowers which have been planted on campus. The birds seem to think spring is in full effect, singing and darting around me, especially as I ride on the bike path.

Sarah and I are going to Fort Wayne this weekend. It’ll be a bit cooler there, but I plan to bring my bike and ride somewhere, either with on my own or with the Three Rivers Cycling Club, with whom I’ve ridden before. I’m itching for some longer rides.

3 Responses to “Almost springy”

  1. David Veatch Says:

    “…I don’t feel like writing about them as often…”

    I hear ya there. When I started commuting, a mere 3 months ago, I wrote about every little thing, listing choice stats for each ride. As the days stretched to weeks and the weeks start stretching to months, keeping posts and entries and essays fresh becomes more difficult… throw Spring into the mix, and we’ve lost the drama of harsh winter conditions.

    “Rode well. Temperatures in the mid 70’s. Slight breeze. Sunny. Why am I writing this, again?”

    Longer rides. Yes. A thousand times yes.

  2. Marty Says:

    With warmer weather, getting outside is a priority for me. Get out there and enjoy yourself – and let us know how it was when you get back.

  3. John Says:

    Our daily commutes are pretty mundane and repetitive. Most of our weekend rides are too. But I’m questioning your reasons for not posting. Don’t you do it at work like the rest of us?

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