Ah, that most precious of commodities, a sunny winter Saturday in Portland. There's no excuse not to take the bike out of the garage and get the body moving. Except that it's cold. Mid 30's. Coffee first!
Wool hat, helmet, velcro thingy to keep my pant leg out of the gears, two shirts, sweatshirt, winter vest. It's been a few months since I've checked the bike tires but they feel firm between my thumb and forefinger. Ok, let's get this ride on.
It's cold, despite the layers, but as my heart rate increases I start to warm up. Through Kerns, up into Hollywood, and into to curving streets of Laurelhurst. The clouds and rain will return tomorrow, without a doubt, but a sunny Saturday like this will help get through the gloom ahead.