Got out for my maiden voyage of 2008 aboard the systemsix yesterday. Temps were in the mid-40s and the roads were completely clear, except for this one guy who decided to shovel all of the ice off his driveway into the street. One thing I was out to find out on this ride is if all those seemingly pointless hours on the rollers over the winter paid off, and they most certainly did. I had a great ride and felt better than ever on a bike. I was a little pressed for time so I was going to maybe shoot for 15 miles and call it a day. Once I got out I couldn't stop and ended up logging about 30 miles making it home right before the precipitation began and only making me a half hour late to where I had to go. . .
Of course today we have ice and snow again, but at least we are on the right path towards springtime. I guess my challenge for the month is to get 500 outdoor miles in regardless of weather and not counting commuting. I will let you know how far short of that I fall :-)
Back to its resting place atop the rollers hoping for another nice day and maybe a longer ride next time.