My Atlantis in Seattle's Olympic Sculpture Garden.
Been a slow start to 2012, what with holiday travel and then a solid week of snow and ice upon my return. But things have been picking up this week which has had some sunny (though cold) days. Of course I’m not a fair weather rider at all (I do skip out on the ice though); it was quite windy and rainy during an evening ride I took last night. I’m definitely feeling the lack of riding and the fifty mile or so I’ve ridden this week has been welcome, though I was feeling that lack of fitness. It’s harder to keep up the recreational riding in the winter but luckily I do have a number of activities that keep me riding. But rec rides are certainly taken when in the mood. On a beautiful crisp day earlier this week, I checked out the new chunk of the Ship Canal Trail, which makes it pretty straightforward riding from my place to the downtown Seattle waterfront. With a couple of more sunny days forecasted this week I’m definitely going to be getting out again.
What’s really on my mind now though is touring. I’m sure I’m not the only one who dreams of warm sunny days, riding through new scenic lands in the winter months. It’s a good time to sort through old photos and to plan for upcoming trips. This is what I’m doing right now, plans for a 2012 tour and finally getting the photos from my 2011 tour posted. Look for a post soon with updates to my 2011 tour entries feature the new photos. If you want to see them as they come in, keep an eye on my Flickr photo stream.