It's May -- time for what has become an annual ritual for me -- a solo bike trip to somewhere. I've been wanting to visit some friends in Austin, TX for some time, and so I'm aiming that direction. Whether or not I get there is weather dependent -- and to some degree time dependent. The weather this spring in the West has not been kind to Utah and Colorado, with late spring snows. It's been nice here, but a bit wet, and I've been scanning the weather web sites constantly, and I've been itching to get going for a few days.
Now the bike is loaded -- I've got my journal in the tank bra, and fresh tunes on the i-pod. The gas tank is full, the bike has new tires and a rebuilt front-end and is good to go.