Oh cycling, how I do love thee…

I took my bicycle off the road for winter 101 days ago, on December 12, 2020.

Today, with the roads dry, the temperature 11ºC, the weather sunny and windless, and the prospect of bánh mì to be had out the Avenue, I grappled the bike out of the basement, topped up the tires, donned my helmet and safety vest, and started cycling season earlier than I ever have, 26 days earlier than I did last year.

Oh how I missed it.

Me, on my bicycle, for the first time in 2021.

Credit due to Brother Steve in Montreal for the inspiration: he was out for his first cycle on the weekend, and jealousy and competitiveness were all the extra push I needed.


Karen Charette's picture
Karen Charette on March 24, 2021 - 13:24 Permalink

Happy to hear that Spring has arrived earlier than usual on PEI. Lovely news! Happy cycling and kudos to Steve for the challenge.

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Steve Rukavina on March 25, 2021 - 12:15 Permalink

Glad to have played a role in this!

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Scott Gregory on March 27, 2021 - 22:05 Permalink

I was intrigued by the "neon green" lines on your handlebars and wondered if that was part of the color scheme of the bike. It was then that I realized it was the reflection from your neon safety vest that caused the reflection! Interesting...