Day 29 and 30 were mix of heavy rain and wind made my urban riding a little interesting. But even on the worst weather day getting on the bike even for a spin around the block was almost zen like. To echo another post on Singletracks.com I learned a lot over the last 30 days.
1. The cold wind snow and rain are just excuses to stay on the couch. I still don't like riding in the rain but over all this challenge has made me a lot less of a fair weather biker.
2. Even on the day you are dreading getting on the bike once your moving everything seems to go away and its really not so bad.
3. I'm a much better rider now. There were times I would bail out on hills or not push myself to try something new. Now I sit down and follow the brand Niner's slogan "pedal damn it." Sure there were more then a few times my legs were on fire but their was always a cold beer in the fridge waiting for that extra little push.
End of day 30, 175 miles. and I still like riding
In an ode to my good friend Stephanie at http://www.neverthesamespicetwice.com/ My reward dinner;
Montreal seasoned buggers with homemade pickes, homemade cajun chips, grilled asparagus, and a nice cold beer.
I will keep the blog updated as I keep riding. The first slow roll of the year is this evening.
Go for a ride you'll be glad you did,