For sure! I never got the bike off the trainer in March because I have to change out the tires and that is such a PITA that I only want to do it once – and once it is off the trainer, it’s off for the season. The weather in March was so lame that it wasn’t worth taking the bike off the trainer. However, temps were looking up and it was time. I got the tires switched out and everything adjusted for the road. It’s quite a rigamarole getting ready for the first ride of the season. Then we had to lug the bikes down the stairs from the bedroom…excuse me – the home gym 😀
Pixie says “Why is this here in my way??”
I could barely wait to ride LOL. However, work had to be done and the temps needed to get a little warmer. It was about 52 when we got out to ride. Happy!
We started on the roads, which were fairly clean. In some spots the street sweeper has come by and it is nice. Other areas the shoulder still has a lot of crap and debris. After a road route, we switched over to the path, which looked pretty promising:
We didn’t have a real plan for the ride other than to get out, but John said “Let’s see how far we can go” – meaning the path. Okay, turns out not too far. It’s still snow covered in the treed areas that don’t get as much sun.
Ooops! It will be a while before we go to the lake, that’s for sure. It would be even worse on that part of the path with dense tree cover.
It was so great to be on the roads again, though! We did about 8.5 miles which, if any of you are keeping track, leaves me with 1991.5 miles to go to make my goal this season 😉
Post ride happiness:
Hopefully there will be a little more riding tomorrow, but winter is going to make an appearance again over the weekend with rain and snow.