Today was a good day. With the temperature well into the 70s, I wore my summer clothes for the first time in five months. That’s shorts and half-fingered gloves. No leggings, shoe covers, foot warmers, long-fingered gloves, vests, base layers, jackets, skull caps, balaclavas, or anything else needed to ward off the cold. It was glorious.
I even got to try out a jersey I received as a Christmas present. It features the U.S. Army logo and camouflage pattern. Now I can more easily sneak up on people. Why I would want to do that while riding a bicycle, I have no idea. All the same, I like the look of the jersey. They even managed to depict the U.S. flag in the correct manner on the right sleeve. That’s not as easy as you might imagine – people tend to put the stars on the left side of the flag no matter where it’s displayed. That’s a “no-no” as it gives the impression that the flag is “retreating.” I look forward to taking all manner of grief when I wear the jersey this June at the U.S. Air Force Cycling Challenge in Crystal City.
I only managed to get a 17 mile ride into the setting afternoon sun, but I’m not complaining one bit. Tomorrow, we slide back into the low 60s. Soon enough, the temps will be back where I like them!