The weather prediction said one day in the 60's then back to the ice cold that has defined the Northeast this winter. So last Friday I took off to do part of the Cape Cod Rail Trail thinking that if I could get back in the pines, away from the wind on the water, it would be more pleasant.
Sure enough, it worked, within 5 miles I stopped and took off my windbreaker and road with just a sweatshirt. Started in Wellfleet MA, and went out about 10 miles to Rock Harbor, in Orleans MA. Very pleasant. Stopped at the harbor and had a piece of fruit and something to drink and noticed it was much breezier and cooler on the water.
On the way back I cursed myself for not packing a camera. There were some great potential photos. What was really nice is that I only saw 4 other cyclists the whole time, not that I'm anti-social, but the solitude and peacefulness did wonders for my spirit. In addition, I felt extremely lucky to be able to take advantage of this brief respite from the ice and cold. The next day was frigid.
Can't wait for spring!!