Forgot the lip balm.
But remembered the water.
As I leave the house, Jan counts the clothes I have on.
Shorts and chamios
Long-sleeve cold gear
Head band – glad I wore this on the way in
Bandana – ditto
Winter gloves (one right and one left, not like the other time)
That comes to seventeen items, just to get to work.
It takes a while to change once I arrive.
The evening rides are over and I don’t mind these cooler morning commutes too much other than having my glasses fog up or the toes go numb. When the temps start to tank I may rethink that. The trip home is more tolerable and I am getting accustomed to cycling to work no matter what. Sometimes on the way home I stop and chat with the crossing guard at Bingham Elementary or check the persimmon tree for any fruit collection.
To finish with, I present a picture of Hammond’s Field here in Springfield. This is home to the AA Springfield Cardinals of the St. Louis Cardinals who start the World Series with the Texas Rangers tonight. Go Cards!