It’s taken a while but the weather’s getting nicer and my legs are getting stronger. Probably no longer than any other year, and for someone to complain about winter & early spring in California is a bit absurd, but there it is. I really do like warmer weather.
What I don’t like is wind. Not so much because it’s not fun riding in it; truthfully, I’ve gotten a whole lot better putting my head down and pushing forward into a nasty headwind. You just gotta do what you gotta do and get the job done. What I don’t like about wind is the effect is has on the bicycle business. Wind simply scares away customers! Not cold, not even rain can always be counted on to keep people out of the store. But wind? It’s the most-reliable thing I’ve found to keep things quiet. Hate that!
But it’s this time of year that I’m finally able to consistently get 27-something times up Kings (just barely!), and, hopefully, I’m on my way to 26-something in late July or early August.