The Big 6-0 birthday ride
I went out for 30-40 mile ride yesterday and decided en route to stretch it out to a metric century for my annual birthday ride. I'll hit 60 on January 19, but judging from past experiences it can be tough completing birthday rides in the dead of winter. Thus, I consider the entire month eligible for the birthday ride. I was supposed to ride with my friends yesterday but they all wimped out due to temps in the 40s and forecast calling for 50% chance of showers. The radar looked clear to me, so I headed out wearing my rain jacket for insurance. The temperature warmed up incredibly during the ride with a stiff wind out of the SW, and it was about 60 F by the time I got home. Ended up riding 62 miles in 4 hours, not bad for a solo ride on a windy winter day. Glad to get the B-Day ride out of the way because January is looking to a tough month for cycling based on the weather we have had so far, and tomorrow is supposed to be the coldest day we've had in about 15 years.