Well it has finally gotten warm here on the high plains around Laramie, Wyoming. As some of you know, my hometown is 7200 feet above sea level and it stays winter here for a loooonnnnggggg time. But yesterday and today it is up in the sixties. Still cold at night though. Started my ride this morning at 7:15, 31 degrees and light wind from the south. Got in 50 miles at 18 mph over gently rolling terrain (except for four short 7% hills). Miles 40-45 were a bit tough; slightly uphill and a 10mph headwind. But, this is the earliest I have been able to do 50 miler and it was satisfying.