|Start of the Rosslyn switchback.|
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
After spending 2 days in a car driving 900 miles to retrieve Son-of-Rootchopper from college, I hopped back on Little Nellie for bike commute number 143 of 2011. The weather was nearly warm this morning so I put away the holey sweater for the day. Rain was showing on radar but it didn't seem to be reaching the ground. With fresh legs and a tail wind even the switchback hill into Rosslyn didn't bother me much.
The evening commute was a little tough to dress for. It was raining and the temperature was in the low 60s. This being the winter solstice, I had to put away the wind pants I wore this morning and ride home in shorts. The rain stopped about half way into the ride and the remaining 7 or 8 miles were a gift. Maybe this is payback for that cold week back in October. In any event, it was a superb way to end the fall.