Friday, March 5, 2010

Biking - First ride of the season!

Though there's still a fair amount of snow on the ground, it's now brown and ugly and no good for much of anything. Meanwhile, the roads are mostly dry, temps are consistently in the 40s, and spring fever has arrived. My good bike is all cleaned up and overhauled and waiting in the basement for drier conditions, so I saddled up the old reliable 10-speed and hit the road this afternoon. There were still quite a few snowmelt puddles along the sides of the roads, but traffic was light enough to avoid most of them. I did an easy 13.4 miles, as shown by the screen capture below from my new favorite route mapping site,

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