The Springtime Cometh

Odd title for a post at the end of February in Minnesota, isn’t it? This morning when I left the house, it was warm enough for a light jacket, and there was a haze of fog in the air. Dirt was showing through patches of snow in the area between my apartment building and the neighbors’ house, and the smell was putting a big smile on my face.

Part of me wanted to be late for work, go back upstairs, strap on the Las Cruces, and then spend half an hour violating the mud and snow. It’s not so much cyclocross as it is the urge to get out and ride. Okay, maybe it is ‘cross. I got the bug last fall and now I have the urge to flirt with the dirt.

As a whole though, spring is just around the corner, and I can feel it. I signed up for the TrainingPeaks site yesterday and am eagerly awaiting the move from stationary trainer to actual pavement. (On a related note, the MCF is moving its entire calendar over to Google Calendar, which is awesome. I just wish they’d finish through the rest of the road season, so that I can plan my training around the events I want to do well in.)

I may have to do an “urban assault” ride on the Bowery tonight, just to get some miles on my legs and to test out the minor upgrades I made to it last week. I’ll probably just putz around in downtown for an hour…once rush hour dies down.