We’re not getting outside next week. First time since I started cycling, and it’s going to be way too cold to ride outside in the first week of March.
We’re looking at lows in the teens (F) next week, with highs well below freezing. We’ve even got a couple of days with highs in the teens.
That’s a bit too cold to want to head outdoors. If the rain holds off Saturday, we might get lucky and sneak out for a quick ride, though. A little context is in order here; there’s an 80% chance of rain Saturday. A 35% chance of rain in Michigan works out to a realistic probability of rain closer to 97.421%. In other words, by the time you get up to 80%, it’s simply going to rain, the only questions are when and for how long. After rain on Saturday and Sunday, we’re into the freezer once again for another week or more.
Spring is going to be put off a bit.
Of course, this isn’t so bad, either. I’ve been working my ass off on the trainer and it’s paying off. I’ll just keep doing what I’ve been. I’m ready for spring, all I have to do is wait for it to get here.
In the meantime, it always does me good to remember the good times. We’re almost there.