Happily, the streets were dry and I decided to ride my bike to a B2W Consultant client meeting.
If you live in the Midwest or the East, you are quite tired of the winter, and I daresay, even in other parts of the country, the winter season has seemed quite long. I was happy to get my road bike out and go to a meeting, even if it was 16 degrees.
The route for this meeting was one where there is a hill. In the summer I have no problem climbing it, but it still is steep. I turned onto the hill and continued riding…and then…a giggle came out of my mouth. Surprised…I laughed. Then, another giggle.
I am over 40…and I like to laugh…but what a surprise for me to hear a giggle coming out of my mouth when riding up the hill. And I couldn’t suppress it either….the rest of the climb….giggles continued to pop out.
Yes, I was happy to be able to ride my bike, even up a hill. That first ride, after a icy and snowy winter….Priceless. By the way….I had on a light fleece jacket, Pearl iZUMI high vis jacket and mitten-gloves. I was plenty warm.
E-mail me with a description of your first ride of the season….even if you rode all winter. I’m guessing you still have a story about the first nice day.
Spring is coming! Bike on!