I took a short 17 mile ride last night and decided just to go an easy pace and explore some of the neighborhoods and parks that I usually pass by. I found a cute little park south of M6 near Kalamazoo Ave. I saw two ground hogs swimming across a drainage pond near the highway. It was the cutest thing! I was bummed I didn't have my camera on me. The sunset was pretty...I did take a pic of myself in the sunset on my phone. If I can figure out how to get it to my computer, I'll add it to the post.
I have to admit that I still don't have clipless pedals. I just use platforms with cages. That's been kind of nice when the weather is cold, because I can wear my boots to ride instead of my running shoes. The running shoes have that ventilating mesh on the top, which is wonderful when it's hot out and you need the air flow. But when the air is about 28 deg F, I don't want it to flow so much!
So anyway, I didn't feel like wearing my boots last night, because it was almost 40 when I started the ride. But the moment the sun went down, a freezing wind whipped up and my little piggies got numb pretty quick! I was done riding with frozen appendages at that point, so I high tailed it the last few miles home.
It's supposed to be a nice weekend! Test rides, here I come!