Mar 26 2008
Good flippin’ God, it was a cold ride at lunch.
I took Cornell to 53rd and Skyline south through the Zoo for a quick hill workout. Nothing specific, I’m still trying to get my hill legs back. I was on the fence around 11:30 but decided to suck it up and head out.
I tried to spin pretty quick through downtown and up to Cornell until I warmed up. Up through 53rd, it was a really nice ride. The air was clean, the rain wasn’t that hard and I was just about the right temperature.
Then I started to see the snow on the ground. And then the hail/hard snow falling. And then the 1/2 inch of slush on the road.
I got to the top, plenty warm and headed south on Skyline to Cornell, getting cold and then really cold. A quick shot up Greenleaf warmed me back up but I then realized I had a few miles of downhill to go to get back to work.
Down Sklyine to Burnside – my legs are starting to tingle.
Short up and then down Skyline to Fairview – I’m losing feeling in my toes.
Down through the Zoo – I think I have an ice cream headache. Shit this hurts.
I evaded some a-hole who cut myself and another biker off at SW Park Place and limped on in. I very briefly debated heading over to 24- hour to take a 10 minute sauna to warm up but decided to take a long shower instead.
It’s around 8:30 and I still feel a little cold. However, a day on the bike is a ton better than sitting around for lunch.