Bianchi Volpe, '97 (no more, it died), Greenspeed GTVS6, '05, Trek 520, '13
Fun ride by conversation today
On my ride today, headed slightly uphill (and hence going slower than usual), I saw someone kicking ice chunks across the road from a driveway. After threading my way through the chunks that didn't make it all the way across I waved and the woman said,
Ah, my favorite harbinger of spring, the bicycle.
I've been out here.
OK, you can be my favorite harbinger of winter.
I don't wanna be THAAAT!
which produced a big belly laugh, that followed me as I rode past!
Last March I stopped into a store north of Fort Bragg, CA on the coast to get some quick calories. As I was standing in line a woman exclaimed, "Spring is here. I've seen my first cyclist." I ride year-round, but I rarely get more than 100 miles from home during the winter.