Today was one of those sunshine with no clouds, dry-air, beautiful days that 6 weeks ago I thought would never arrive. We've had a lot of really decent weather over the past month, but we've had even more windy, rainy weather. So today was especially sweet.
This morning was chilly, starting off in the low 40's. By the time I got to work, my toes were plenty cold. On the way home, however, the weather was magnificent. It never ceases to amaze me how much sunny, warm weather improves my mood and my outlook on things. Cycling home from work seemed effortless, and for a while, everything was right with the world. Even the cars passing me seemed to share this feeling, most giving me a wider berth than they normally do.
Alex and I are heading down to Peru, IN tomorrow for the Circus City Metric Century. I'm looking forward to doing this ride since it travels along the old Wabash and Erie Canal for a while, and follows the Nickel Plate Railroad for quite a ways. Peru and the surrounding area is very historic, and was a very important place for the Miami tribe up to 1845, when most of the last of the Miami's were loaded on a canal boat and shipped to Oklahoma.
I hope all of you are able to get out and ride somewhere nice this weekend.