Denise Goldberg's blog

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Blue skies, dry roads, but cold!

Wake up, look outside... check for biking weather...

Brrr! It's cold outside, only in the mid-20s. But the sun is shining and the roads are dry and my bikes are saying it's time to start over. I keep track of my total mileage each year, which means at the start of my ride today my mileage was at zero. It was a beautiful day for a ride though; by the end of my ride I had 22 miles under my wheels, and my 2006 riding season was under way.

As I rolled up to my door after my ride, my neighbors were heading out (no, not on bikes!). They stopped by to ask if I'd met my 4000 mile goal for 2005, and of course I was very happy to tell them that I had, 4101 miles in total. It's always fun when people acknowledge my (possibly wacky but still fun) goals!

Luckily I think I've finally come up with the right layers for riding in the 20s. Of course being comfortable in the 20s means that when I face a dry sunny day in the teens that I might have to try that too.