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SPRING! Tentatively.


March 2014

Looking at the weather report for the next ten days, I’m starting to get excited…  I’m about burned out on the trainer (I just can’t take it anymore).  While we’ll have plenty of rain, as we always do this time of year, the temperatures are finally starting to head in the right direction!  Over the next ten days we’re expecting highs from 41 F (5 C) to 59 (15 C)!

This has been the winter that just keeps on giving (worst in recorded history from what I’ve heard on the news) and normal temps for the 28th of March are in the neighborhood of 51.  It snowed yesterday.  It snowed two days ago…  But finally, today we’ve got upper 40’s and rain.  It’s rain, but who cares.  For tomorrow we’ve got low 40’s and more rain, but then on Sunday, we’re looking at low 50’s AND SUNSHINE!.  Monday it gets even better – we could even see 60!

Unfortunately, we’ve got a busy weekend so I’m going to have to get a little bit lucky to get out…  Except for Sunday because my wife freaking ROCKS, the boys and I are heading out for an easy 50km ride (that sounds so much better than just 30 miles, eh?).  Temps should be near 50 by the time we fly and we’ve got sun in the forecast.  Sadly we’re keeping it to 30 miles (though I’ll ride out to my buddy’s house and back so I’ll get 40 in) – normally, with the six guys we’ll have, we’d be in for somewhere north of 70 miles but this Godforsaken winter has meant that nobody has any miles on their legs yet so we’re easing into it a little bit.

I don’t want to get too excited yet, Michigan is notorious for at least one decent snow storm in April, but we’re getting close.  At least it’ll be nice to stretch the legs out on Sunday.



  1. Kecia says:

    Yay!! We are suppose to have 70F on Sunday, but then snow next week on Wednesday…Iowa spring weather sounds very similar to that of Michigan from time to time 😉 Enjoy your outdoor adventures!!

    • bgddyjim says:

      I will – I’ll be riding with five other guys who are matched up with me for speed almost perfectly. I love riding with those guys – good bunch. Thank you.

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