It was cool again this morning at 5°C, but still, sunny and welcoming. Until I got to the big busy road but that’s the price to pay for saving on petrol. I went out on my clean crosser and her freshly indexed gears with the purpose of repeating last weeks hometime plan in the nearly perfect forecast sunny and mild conditions for riding. Like yesterday, after school cricket meant that I could take my time for a change.
Except that this week, it was master14’s match that was cancelled. So I made my way out 20min before home time. There was little else to do for work and there was no way that I was not going to make the most of summertime today. Living in England means that you have to make the most of the sun and warmth when it does eventually visit.
I was glad to have forgotten my short sleeve top for the return leg. The easterly wind cooled things off but the fleece lined long sleeve on it’s own was enough. My forearms felt cheated from lack of sun all the same. All the way, the moderate cross wind felt like a headwind on the winding country lanes. Thankfully the gears that I sorted out in the weekend helped me keep a rhythm in the small ring when it was needed which was often.
I ended up slogging through to make it home to a forensic head licking from our excited dog on my return home. She is always on duty, very thorough and given the amount that I sweat after exercise, there is always the chance for a second helping.
The signs are that summer is finally here…