|Today's consolation prize.|
But this isn’t going to be a complete downer of a blog post; I did ride my bike today: 50 kilometers—half the Cheesehead Roubaix distance—and my lower back didn’t complain once, which was a nice surprise. I have had some back pain and limited range of motion since Monday, but as it has gotten better each day I decided to chance a ride. We’ll see how it feels tomorrow. If I have come back too soon, then at least only I will suffer for it.
And even more good news: we appear to be done with freezing temperatures for a while. Today I hooked up the garden hose for the first time since October and gave my bikes a long overdue shower.