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!