What happened to the promises of global warming? Younger daughter Carly turned 19 on April's Fools day. The day we brought her home from the hospital (some days you can never forget) was a beautiful Spring day... bright, sunny and in the 70s.
Today is April 6th and as I was pouring a cup of coffee I was seeing 20° F. The high for the day is predicted to only get to 50°F with 70% chance of rain. Today could be one of the warmest days we've had since October. Thank goodness for Indoor Cycling 🙂
Yesterday I had the privilege to interview sponsored elite level Triathlete Shawna Folts from Tempe AZ. You'll be interested to learn how she does much of her training indoors - at the Tempe Life Time Fitness, when she's not out on her VeloVie Veloce 100 Carbon Triathlon bike. I hope to have Shawna's Podcast up by the end of the week.
So as I sit and gaze longingly at my virgin VeloVie Vitesse 300 this morning, while editing our latest Audio Profile, I've resigned myself to the fact that it will be another week or so before my maiden bike ride... unless by some fluke that Sunday warms up.
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Hang in there John. Better riding days will come.
If it makes you feel any better, the weather here in Central New York is not much better. We have organized, outdoor training rides scheduled for each weekend until my 100 miler on May 17. They had to cancel both rides this weekend. Saturday for cold temps and today due to very high winds. Hoping I can get some outdoor training in before the big day! 🙂
Oh, hang on now….don’t feel so bad for John. He got out today. It was rather gorgeous and the sun actually broke out (after John got home). He said he road, “Super speedy fast” on his new bike. 🙂
Yes I did finally get out and yes the day dramatically improved as soon as I got home. A neighbor asked me how I liked my new bike and I told him “it’s smooth like butta!”
I’ll have more later, but fears that a carbon frame + carbon wheels = harsh ride were completely unfounded.
Now it’s going from bad to worse. 6″ of snow today and the weather dude was saying another 10 days between 30 and 40 degrees.
I’m thinking seriously that a move to a more friendly climate is in order.