Great Friday

29 03 2013

Suddenly, it’s spring.

A week after riding through sleet and snow, today was the first ride with knickers. FRFuggitivi convened for a special Good Friday ride and with the sun beating down spirits were high. And so was the pace.

It's so early in the season, Guy has the day's directions taped to his stem!

It’s so early in the season, Guy has the day’s directions taped to his stem!

No longer did we have to prove our mettle as hard men, defying the elements and common sense to stretch our legs.

Today we basked.

Blossoms!

Blossoms!

By July we will take the sun for granted. We’ll complain it’s too hot. We’ll begrudge the sun screen, the salty sweat dripping into our eyes.

Mid-ride reward, at Café Faubourg.

Mid-ride reward, at Café Faubourg.

But at the end of March the big bright sun is glorious. A beacon for the season of rides and camaraderie to come.

Allez, allez.

Little Ring is excited for the cycling season as well!

Little Ring is excited for the cycling season as well!