Spring has arrived in the Pacific Northwest - at least temporarily - decent weather doesn't officially arrive until July 5th. Just kidding - sorta.
Almost 70 degrees on Sunday and Monday, practically a heat wave for this time of year. Unfortunately, the warm weather and resulting pollen explosion raise havoc with my allergies. To add to the misery, also my turn for a nasty cold that circulated through the family. I've been down for the count for two days now.
Until the one, two punch of nasal torture, did squeeze two rides in - which probably didn't help matters. Still, no way I'm passing up two 70 degree days hiding inside.
Sunday, did a mountain bike cruise through our local woods with my son Ian. Monday, I commuted to work - usual 34 mile round trip.
Some actual photographic proof....
Scenic shot - complete with cyclone fence - I am the master photographer. Lake Washington as viewed from the Burke-Gilman trail as it passes through Log Boom Park in Kenmore. Fence blocks off new restrooms under construction. To the left, out of view - new playground for the kids. Bald eagle sightings common near this park. Much of my bike commute looks like this. I can't complain.
No rain means no fenders. Old steel Ibis sulks at home, while new carbon Ibis frolics in the sun - powered by skinny, pasty white legs.
Here I blur the camera and senses with impressive speed - even riding one handed, camera recording race winning pass. Dude never knew what hit him. I am Dork Boy, hear me roar.
Cooler weather is already here and rain expected tomorrow. Please resume all normal activities - fenders included.