First ride of the year!

Just got back from my first bicycle ride of '05, and the first as a “double-nickeler.” Not much to brag about — 12.72 miles in 1:01 — but I'm happy with the fact that I just got out on my birthday. I've done fewer than a dozen bike rides since I was sick back in October, and I considered skipping today given the 32-degree temperature. (A wind chill calculator tells me my exposed parts suffered an 18-degree wind chill factor as I raced down to Lake Washington.) Other than feeling cold and lazy, I'm all right. Wore my booties, ski mask, and Gor-tex jacket in addition to the bicycling gear.

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