First Bicycle Ride of the Year and It is a Nice Windy Day

First Bicycle Ride of 2014 and Its a Nice Windy Day

First Bicycle Ride of 2014 and Its a Nice Windy Day

The spring has been long in coming. There have been a couple nice warm days but it has been so windy that our bikes remained parked and covered in winter dust with nearly flat tires.
Saturday night we went to a party and saw one of our bicycle hero friends. This man is one of those guys who is was born to bike–extra tall, extra long and extra lean. He is on a race team and commutes a significant route to his day job. He told us that he rode his bike to work 3 days last week.
While not normally overly competitive, Guy and I were both somewhat shamed and jealous.
So Sunday afternoon we dusted off the bikes, dug out the helmets and shoes, pumped up the tires, set the odometer to zero and headed out the door. Wow! It felt great! But, wow, was it windy! I was pedaling as hard as I could and achieved a max speed of 6 mph.
We noodled around the neighborhood, did some errands, and wracked up a whopping 8 miles. Super! Cannot wait to go again. But not today, it snowed overnight.
Guy was busy hanging on to his handlebars and did not take any photos so I had to improvise to get an image. Enjoy!

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