The True Arrival of Spring

April 6 2014.

Spring finally arrived for us as the first bike ride of the season was undertaken Sunday afternoon. The bike had been readied (tires checked, gears oiled) in anticipation a few weeks back but a mixture of rain, snow, sleet, cold and wind kept the machine in the garage.

However, Sunday morning was bright, if still a little cool, and a brief chat with a fellow cyclist convinced Bob that it was indeed time to get out if only for a short trial spin. So, by late afternoon an inaugural ride of 20 miles was completed and the first callouses of 2014 were beginning to form. Nevertheless, it felt good to be in the saddle for the first time since October of last year. It is difficult to imagine that on this date two years ago I had already covered 500 miles.

We have a lot of catching up to do………………….

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