Spring Is Finally Here!
I do like winter biking but what a thrill to take my first ride of the season in shorts and a jersey.
Regular readers know that I like winter. I’ve invested in two fat bikes, in studded tires for both and for my commuter bike. I’ve got old school wool, modern technical fabrics and Bar Mitts on three bikes. I typically travel as far north as I can to ride the frozen sea caves along the shore of Lake Superior. I embrace my inner Viking.
But as much as I love winter, I have to admit that first ride in shorts and a jersey feels really good. It reminds me of the time I had my first sip of coffee after I stupidly swore off caffeine for a couple months. I remember that soothing boost to my synaptic connections and thinking I must have been crazy to give up coffee.
While people who bike through Wisconsin’s winters might not be crazy, it certainly makes Wisconsin bicycling in the spring seem all the more precious. Lately, I’ve been adding extra miles to my ride home from work and going for long road rides on the weekends. Knock on wood, I think spring is here to stay.
This article was originally published by the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin.