a. homer hilsen, cherry bloom, commuting, cycling, Maui, rainy seattle, riding in rain, rivendell, Spring Biking, UW
I’ve been away from posting for the past few weeks. It’s not that I haven’t been riding, although a trip to Maui resulted in a week’s break from the road, and a short bout of flu kept me off the bike for a few days before that. Today was the first day back on the bike, and I felt like I lost some fitness. I had expected to feel rested, and I’m definitely relaxed, but I realize now that regular riding keeps me in shape.
Going from a week of humid 80 degree temps to the 40s/50s of rainy Seattle was not too bad. I feel like this is the ideal climate for biking. It never gets too hot. When I was on Maui, I felt like I would have to get out to ride at 5am to avoid the sun. I overcook easily. That said, I felt a lot more comfortable by the end of my visit. Next time I go, I will be riding.
Back home found the end of the cherry bloom, and as I rode through the UW campus, I was inspired to take a few pictures.
This fusion of green and pink is not far from what I just experienced in a more tropical climate.
Spring is becoming a favorite season for me. The rain helps!
What kind of front bag are you using there? Looks capacious! Makes me wonder if I can fit it between my Nitto rack and Velo Orange headset mounted decaleur (60cm HIllborne is tough to fit as the head tube is so tall!).
We’ve still got some cherries in bloom here in Portland. Along with Dogwoods and Magnolias, they’re magnificent!
It is an Acorn Tall Rando bag. http://www.acornbags.com/tallrandobag.html
It fits with room in 42cm Noodles on a Nitto Mark’s rack.