16 May 2006

6 a.m. bike ride

One of my absolute favorite things is to ride my bike early in the morning. The day is new, it's quiet, most people aren't up and about yet. The backroads where I ride in my new neighborhood are really quiet. The only living things out are me, chickens, cats, peacocks, and mongoose. It's great I love it.

So this morning I get up and dressed and ready to head out. One small problem, it's freaking cold. At 6 this morning it was about 62 degrees. Okay, okay, I can hear it already, "that's not cold" Guess what, for Hawaii it's freaking freezing. We dropped into the high 50's last night. Hello, it's May in Hawaii, that is way freaking cold. Also, you have to understand, we are not set up for cold weather. My house is single wall construction, there is no insulation whatsoever. I only own 1 pair of jeans and I have no cold weather gear because once I get biking or running I usually get warm and am fine. This morning I started riding and was freezing. It took about 20 minutes for me not to be freezing cold anymore but I was chilly the entire time and when I got home I took a steaming hot shower. But I did it. It would have been so easy to stay in bed all snuggly with the dogs. But no, I got up and rode in the freezing cold. I'm off to get more hot tea to continue the thawing process.


Dr. Iron TriFeist :) said...

Yikes! This Floridian agrees that 62 can be chilly, especially with no long sleeved jerseys or capris or armwarmers or ANYTHING. Like we need it 11 months out of the year. :) Great job getting in that workout.

KLN said...

Congrats, and I love those early am rides too, especially the quiet and the lack of traffic.

I've been BEGGING for 60+ weather the last 4 weeks. It's all in your perspective!

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