Figured it was too cool (55 degrees) to work up much of a sweat, so I showered before I left home.
This was my very first ride to work this year -- where did the damn summer go? -- and I was slightly surprised that I remembered all the turns in the forest preserve. The chug up the hill on 83rd street, which used to intimidate me so much, was just slow and tedious.
|The view on 79th Street just before 7 a.m., with golden sunlight filtering through the trees.|
Rode the 12.5 miles in 57 minutes, two minutes off my personal best, and I wasn’t even trying that hard. I had, however, worked up quite a sweat, so I needed another shower. Behind my desk at 8:10 a.m.