Denise Goldberg's blog

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Warm weekdays...

...but a forecast of a cooler (and possibly wetter!) weekend

Yes, this is New England in the spring. I can't assume that the weekends will be pleasant for playing outdoors, so I need to take advantage of all of the nice weekdays. And today was one of those days...

I've been getting to the office by 7AM so I have no guilty feelings about heading out at 4, and that gives me enough time to get a nice number of miles under my bicycle wheels. At that time of day it takes me about a half an hour to drive home. Add some minutes to get my cycling act together - pumping tires, changing clothes, eating something to stoke my energy stores - and I can easily be out of the door before 5.

Ah, 30 miles under my wheels. It was sunny and warm with the temperature around 70 degrees - but oh! it was windy again! You'd think I'd be used to the wind by now since it seems like an ever-present force. I have to admit that I do enjoy it when it's at my back. Too bad that my ride needs to start and end in the same place. Unlike a point-to-point day on tour, I don't have a chance of having an all tailwind day. No complaints though, that 30 miles felt really good today.