Like many-I am just getting into riding after a long winter lay-off. I have been lucky in that I have been able to get to spinning classes at the gym but for the last few weeks I have given that a rest to get over a chesty cough. But winter is finished--The weathergirl told me that a few weeks ago. Couple of weekends ago I went for a ride. Supposed to be warm but took no chances and it was a 4 layer ride. Didn't help as I still froze. Last Sunday and the forecast was far better. Rain would stop at 9- the sun would appear with a slight rise in temperature and more to the point- The easterly wind would change to a southerly so easing the wind chill factor. Rode to meet the others about 10 miles away and at 10am the ride started in an easterly wind- rain and it was still cold. The weather did improve a bit just as we got back to the start point 2 hours later.
So today I went to the gym for another spinning session. Nice warm day with full sun and not a cloud in the sky. Why the gym and not a ride?----the 30mph wind gusting to 50 was in the wrong direction.
I am wondering if I should arrange any more rides for a while. Despite the weather forecasters trying to lift my hopes by giving me false promises- I am beginning to like the gym. And due to the frequency of me going to the spinning classes- My stats were pretty good today.