Sunday, December 28th: The temperature hit a record of 60F (15.5C) damp, cloudy day. The heat blast quickly melted most of the snow which made the roads a real mess. The next day's forecast was for much cooler temperatures but with bright sunshine so I passed on riding today. I just didn't feel like spending a lot of time cleaning my bike AGAIN. Anyway, there were cars to wash salt off of.
In the meantime my friend Ms. S, above, wasn't being deterred by the crappy roads. She was out getting the miles and climbing in. Ms. S is relatively new to cycling but has a big motor. Strong. She breezed through the Route 519 century and in her first triathlon this year she came in 2nd in her age group (with the bike pictured no less).