Weather improving, Leaves on the trees.

5 Mar

Like almost everyone in the northern hemisphere we have had our fill of winter weather. In South Texas we have very mild winters. A few overnight freezes each year is all we get. This year we had freezing rain and sleet a couple of times. Now it is March, our last freeze is historically March 1. I always look for the trees to start putting out leaves to know spring is here. It is said that the Mesquite tree is never wrong. If the Mesquite is putting out leaves then the last freeze is past. We had a shot of cold the last couple of nights but the weatherman is forecasting warming next week. This means it’s time to move the pants out of the garage and to get on the bike again. If you have looked at my Strava (JeffBike) you will see I have gotten a few little rides in. Saturday afternoon I spent some time getting bikes ready for the season. Just the usual stuff like fixing flats, juicing MtBike tires with Stans, adjusting gears and breaks. It is a nice way to spend a couple of hours tinkering in the garage. For those who live up north (any thing north of Austin) this is your wake up call to start thinking about riding plans, getting your bikes ready and like me time to start shedding winter fat like our winter clothes.

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