well after about 4 weeks of temperatures never above freezing in January/February and lots of snow on the ground (good for skiing!) we've had warmer weather the last week-and-a-half here in Munich.
today's high will be a blazing 16C (61F)!
i went for my first real bike tour yesterday! although the MTB trails in the mountains are still under snow or at least totally muddy from the melting snow so it was just a boring road tour (kidding of course). with a riding buddy, rode down south of Munich and by one lake (Starnbergersee) and then to and around another of the scenic lakes (Ammersee) and back for a total of 114km! the view of the snow-covered mountains and then later the orange sky from the setting sun was just awesome! and got in over 4 hours of base miles too! we rode some short sections of a few trails, but there was a little ice and often it felt like riding with 2 flat tires because it was so wet and boggy from the snowmelt, but a great tour!
Spring is coming and i am ready to ride! and i hope i'm ready: with commuting i got in 310km last week, not bad for early march!
anyone else out there excited about spring? (or are you still under snow?)