This is not to say people aren’t riding. The “usual suspects” who have found cycling to be a defining part of themselves, they’re out there. And our repair department is seeing a curious influx of rusted bike-shaped-objects that’s unusual for this time of year. But those frustrated skiers? They must be packing planes to Colorado, or paying a bit more attention to those terribly-sad anti-depressant ads on TV. There’s got to be a way to get them back onto their bikes. It’s just way too nice out there.
And too nice again was the case this morning. Sure, it’s still a bit cold in Woodside at 7:45am, it’s not as if you can head out without a base layer, long-fingered gloves and leg warmers. But it warms up pretty quickly, especially as you climb towards Skyline. Not too fast, as Kevin (the pilot) still isn’t feeling great, but it is winter after all. The other Kevin (my son) wasn’t heading up too quickly either. Marcus, Eric & Todd all looked ready for more that was on tap for this morning.
Not getting a workout on Kings, I found a need to push hard on the Sky Londa to West Old LaHonda section, joining Marcus. It’s tough, when you’ve still got gas in the tank, to not want to have a bit of fun with the throttle. If you can. The only way to find out is to try.