I kept waiting for it to warm up today so I could go for a bike ride.
It was a gorgeous sunny day but it wasn't warming up. I finally decided to just go for it but I was going elsewhere to ride. When I left my house the temperature was 33 degrees and not moving. But when I got to Middlebury it was almost 10 degrees warmer. I had lots of clothes on. I had on my biking shorts with pants over them and 3 layers on top. My sweatshirt and jacket both zipped up tight around my neck. I wore a headband under my helmet. I didn't have my toe things on my shoes but I would not have been too hot with them.
You know that it isn't very warm when you are happier going up hills than down! But it wasn't that bad. The wind was considerably less than yesterday and even though it was cool I never had that thoroughly chilled feeling. I went about 21 miles and by the time I was done it felt a little warmer. I think it was up to 46 degrees. I had to laugh when I saw runners and how differently they were dressed. I saw one girl in shorts and a tank top.
The scenery was beautiful. This felt like a good test so I know what I need to wear at the ocean this week. The prediction isn't calling for very warm weather (or totally dry) so I wondered what would be reasonable to ride in. If it's not too windy I can definitely do 40s.
I didn't take many pictures and the ones I did take will look familiar from past summers.
In the morning I plan to get up early, go swimming and then head to the ocean!!!
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