On the one hand, there’s this: The Beautiful and Terrifying Arrival of Early Spring.
On the other hand, there’s my second knee replacement surgery April 11th.
So I’m wishing for early spring so I can ride before surgery at the same time I’m worried about what that means for the pace of global warming and climate change. The week before the last surgery I rode Toronto to Montreal and while I won’t manage that, I could at least like to get some bike commuting in.
This fall I had hoped to recover quickly enough to get out on bike outdoors before winter hit. That didn’t happen. I did get to ride outside in Arizona in January. And I did remember how to ride a bike. Yes, I’ve been riding on the trainer but it was the getting on and off and stopping and starting that was rusty. I loved riding outside again and was happy to discover that I could still ride my road bike. I’m not switching to a recumbent or a trike just yet. (To be clear, there’s nothing wrong with that switch and when I get there I will happily do it.)
But the week in Arizona wasn’t long enough. Ever since getting back I’ve been waiting for the day when I can commute to work by bike again. I miss my cheery pink Brompton! To be clear, I’m not that worried about temperature. I am worried about clear pavement. I can’t afford to take a tumble on the ice on my bike.
So here’s to some warmer weather, maybe even some rainy weather to clear the roads, and then some 10 degrees C + days for riding to and from the university.
4 thoughts on “Please let Sam have some good (even passable) bike riding weather before surgery!”
Glad to know I’m not the only one who feels a bit guilty for hoping for warmer or drier weather! I live in California, so drier has been my wish this year. Then I remind myself that my wishes are extremely unlikely to affect the actual weather…and let go of the guilt.
Hoping you get some great riding weather before the big day.
The roads are mostly bare and dry. It’s a bit brisk still, but you can dress for it.