It's that time of year--just about the best for biking, at least in the morning.
It was a bit breezy and brisk this a.m., but that's what warm socks and nylon were invented for. I like a nice summer bike ride, wearing shorts and a T-shirt, zooming along through green trees along a bike trail--but I'm a big guy. I stand 6 feet tall, have a stocky fram and am what fat people who want a lame excuse would call "big boned."
In my socks sans any rocks, I still would tip the scales at something more than 240 pounds.
Pause while you think sympathetic thoughts about my poor bicyclce.
Anyway, the thing about a thick mass of biological goo covered in an insulating layer of blubber is that when the large muscles of that goo are activated, heat results. Lots of heat.
I can deal with the results in summer by drinking lots of water while I riding and showering as soon after as I can.
But, it's nice not to have results to deal with.
Winter rides present the challenge of using lights in the evening. But a cool November morning is the ideal bike ride. First, the frost has zapped all irritating insect life. And second?