Spring sure can be wild. One day you're riding in shorts and a jersey, the way bike riding is meant to be, and the next you're out in leg warmers, jackets, hats, gloves, booties, and etc. Server thunderstorms at night and sleet in the morning. A quick drop of 40 degrees in a 12 hour period. Good thing for us Hincapie Sports gives us plenty to stay warm.
I did enjoy a solid 3 days in a row in the 70's. It made me think of summer, and of what is to come. I took full advantage of the nice weather as I spent a good amount of time on the bike, and in the evenings took Madelyn to the park. She get's around pretty good now which is good and bad. It's good as she can have more fun, but it's bad as she's at the age where I'm glued to her side. Another year or two and I'll be cemented to a bench after the long rides.
So this cold spell came at a good time as I am off with the family and dad for a little vacation in Florida at my Aunt Denise's and Uncle Roger's. They let us stay with them last February as well. It's not quite the training mecca there but a perfectly timed recovery week will be executed. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little bummed about not racing in California the next two weeks, but there will be plenty of races to come. Watch for the Kenda 5hour Energy p/b GearGrinder lads.
Here is a ride I did last weekend in Nashville with Chad, Jeff Rhodes and riders from Team Nebo Ridge. The roads down there are amazing for riding. Well other then the biting dogs. Just don't be the slowest.