It was raining on Sunday morning when I woke up, and it finally quit sometime last night. It was fun to race cross in the rain, but then it just started getting old. I really wanted to ride yesterday because my legs felt horrible from Sunday, but after stepping outside I decided I didn't want to ride that bad. Luckily today was 100% nicer and other than being a little frigid, it was perfect weather to ride in. I got home from class at 11:30, and took my time getting ready so as you can imagine when Scott got here at 1:00 I had cleaned my glasses and possibly changed socks. He entertained himself on my computer while I got ready and we headed out for the semi-classic GAG (Greeley-Ault-Greeley). It felt great to get out and stretch the legs on the bike.
We stopped briefly in Ault to reminisce past runnings of the event. I like this ride number one because of the breathtaking scenery which is quite obvious in the photo above, but also because the dogs are all nice. They run to the side of the road only to stop and watch you ride by. It's pretty funny, but I don't know that I've ever been chased by a mean dog within a 10k radius of Ault. On the way home we did a little bike lunge as well as flat-land aero tuck practice. After a cup of coffee at the Breadboard and a visit to iBike, we headed our own separate ways and I'm not sure about Scott, but I shivered the 15 blocks across town. Overall the ride was pretty uneventful, but that's OK. I hope everyone else had as great a day as I did. I leave you with a parting shot, and a lesson that you should all take to heart. Even if the weather looks good when you leave, it's always important to prepare for the worst.