The last day of winter brought true winter weather with new snow and lots of wind but that didn’t mean the first day of spring had to disappoint. Although Saturday was a little chilly, we had bluebird skies and dry roads for a family road ride. It is almost perfect for Ian to tow Juniper in the Chariot while I ride at a nice easy pace at nine months pregnant. Ian was able to get in a good two hour training ride with a nice push up a long hill while I enjoyed drafting the Chariot and staying comfortable.
Spring skiing has officially begun and since the little man has decided to stay put in my belly, we decided to take full advantage of much warmer temperatures today. After skiing some runs with the kiddos, the adults set up a great barbecue along the parking lot at West Buttermilk to basque in the sun and hang out.
Sufficiently full of food and fun, Ian headed out for another great road ride on the way home. It was so nice out this afternoon that I couldn’t hold back and had to get out for a ride myself once Ian made it home. It was my first road ride alone this year (no Chariot, no husband) and it was great to be out again. Despite a case of major indigestion and heartburn on my ride, it made me less anxious for the delivery of this child. I’ve been enjoying riding so much right now and am not looking forward to the break that I will need to take once he is born. The longer he stays put, the more riding I can do. Selfish? Yes, but healthier for all involved!