One of the things about being back in school is that there is very little time to ride. I spend most of my free time looking at eyes, reading about eyes, and memorizing facts about eyes and the drugs we can use to the various diseases that eyes can get.
While I do like what I am studying--I better!--I do miss being able to take a ride whenever I want to.
This has been a strange winter for Oregon. For one thing it has been fairly dry. For another, we've seen the sun. For me, though, seeing the sun happens when I look out the window. When I have had free time, it has been raining. My time and the weather just can't seem to coincide.
I came out of class and saw this:
Sure it was chilly, but the sky was so blue! And there were no clouds! And I had nothing pressing to do! Tests are about to start coming at a furious pace, but right now, I had some time.
It was truly that rarest of beasts, a Bonus Day. A day when everything lines up just right to enable a ride. Outside, no less.
So, I walked briskly home, pulled my bike off the trainer--with a smile--and, after swapping the wheels to something road worthy, went for a ride.
The roads were clear of traffic. In fact, it was as good of a road ride as I've had in a very long time.
Even better, the Fargo performed like a champ. Not a single miss shift or squealing brake the entire ride.
The ride wasn't very fast, but it was perfect.
A true Bonus Day.
As an aside, I've been riding on Continental Travel Contacts whenever I spend time on pavement these days. Frankly, I love this tire. I reviewed a set a number of years ago and ever since it has been my go-to tire for mixed pavement and gravel riding. They wear like iron and I haven't had a flat on them ever, despite pulling glass and debris out of them from time to time.