Delayed, But Good
Sheeeit, it was foggy as eph this a.m.. I really thought that I would be out there at 9 a.m. road riding in bibs, sans shirt, getting that first, look I'm a knob with bibs wearing no shirt tan* of the season. BUT the weather peeps thought differently. I had to delay it by about an hour and It was still 40 degrees and foggy as hell! I had to put the Swerve on just to make sure I could avoid becoming a notch in some hick with a truck's belt.
The fog, chilly temps and mist made for a visually awesome morning ride. I felt really safe with the bright ass Swerve lighting up my ass end, and legs were feeling spanky. On one of my first climbs I saw what I guess I could call my new co-workers, since I see them almost daily....
I will say my old co-workers looked a hell of a lot better, smelled better and had utters that I thought were more than a tad more attractive. It still all works for me. I just have to make sure that THESE co-workers don't become part of any "pop-in" fantasy. Nudge-nudge, wink-wink, know-what-I-mean? If they do, I have some issues.
After that little climb I started descending, only to see the BIGGEST gaggle/flock/group of Turkeys I ever saw! There must have been 50. They took off in 2 different directions, but if you click on the above pic, you'll see a few little black spots. Those are some stragglers running/flying/whatever turkeys do to get away.
With roughly 5 miles left in my ride, the sun did FINALLY come out. Better late than never. It felt good and gave me an excuse to roll the arm warmers down. It also gave me some good light to capture THIS road sign/vehicle for country vigilante justice...
Nice to have a dry ride, even if I did have to deal with some heavy fog. In the end a nice 32 mile loop. I hit some different roads and got some additional climbing in, which is always fun. But I will say only in Western PA could you come to a PAVED road and have to deal with ruts the size of you whole body. WTF? Oh well, it just makes road riding that much more like mountain biking and THAT is always welcomed.