Today will be the fourth day in a row that I will be riding outside. The temperatures have been above 50F and I do not suffer from breathing the cold air.
As the title says, it has been a joy. The winds may be strong, but there is a spring warmth that does not make you feel chilly. A zipper hoodie has been enough to provide comfort. Specialized is the manufacture and I had not tried it on a ride to test the utility at this temperature range. Do you know the feeling of wind penetrating and hitting your skin? It is that feeling that I did not experience. There was joy in finding when is a good temperature range for this part of my kit.
We are not technically at spring, but the 50s are sure spring temperatures. I remember flying a kite on these days. I have been riding in winds that are two or three times the normal breeze. Going into the wind is not pleasant, but I like the change from the steady pedaling on my resistance trainer . I appreciate the added workout because it will build me up. I have also had to hold tighter on the bars to keep balance in the crosswind.
There has been the joy of going a little farther each day. On the first day I was ready to come in after barely one hour. On the third day I was comfortable going one hour and forty-five minutes. The progress is tangible.
It has not only been warm, but the sunny has been shining! What a boost to my mood.
Spring is coming and there will be cold days again in Michigan. I am ready to enjoy an outside ride when the weather cooperates.
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