It was only a few weeks ago when I was using the snow blower to blow out 18" of wet concrete snow out of the drive. Now the yard is almost completely visible, the streets are clear, although the big dirty snow mounds will be around for a few weeks. The shady protected parts of the bike path are still unpassable and likely to be so for a few weeks yet. I finally got out, I could have gone yesterday but that kitchen remodeling project that was started at thanksgiving and put aside for ski season just had to get finished.
Anyway - I got out for an hour today, nothing to long or hard but I get the lungs cleared out and made sure the legs still worked. Boy did the bike feel good, I love how quiet it is to zoom along, that since of oneness with the bike. How it glides, how it responds. It's great to see the season start anew.
Fortunately and unfortunately, the bike can be times of deep meditation for me - today it was thoughts of the current bone heads in DC getting us mixed up in a civil war. I was amazed how the liberal press turned on the anointed one on the Sunday talk shows. Oh well - that's too off topic and will probably get this moved off to the political section - sorry.