Scanning through my Flickr photos this evening, I realized that I am longing for warmer weather. Although it's only January, I am tired of winter already, and eager for warm breezes, plenty of day light and maybe a swim in a lake.
The photo above is from October, but it might as well have been last summer at this point. I shot this pic while waiting for a friend on the Sabo bridge. Shortly thereafter, we rode to Target Field (bundled up, because it seemed "cold" at the time) and boarded the Northstar Commuter train for a ride to Elk River. We then disembarked and pedaled back from Elk River, just beating a cold rain that day.
It's memories like this that keep me going in the darkest and coldest nights of winter. Try as I might, I can't quite embrace winter cycling. The winter biking around Itasca intrigues me, but it's still a far cry from a ride on a balmy evening.