Yesterday consisted of a cross-country drive from Chicago back to the Springs. It's about 1100 miles point to point and is, obviously, a very long drive. Between that and being cooped up inside on the rollers for almost two weeks I was itching to get outside. With temperatures in the teens almost the whole I was in Chicago, I was dreaming of some warm weather too. Today, the Universe answered- it was 45° and sunny for my ride! Some of the roads still had snow and slush on them, but I didn't even care, I needed to get outside. It was one of the best 60 minute recovery rides in a long time. The bright blue sky, shining sun, and mountains were a terrific welcome home.
Wednesday is the start of track camp in Carson, CA.