|Holiday Light Ride with Madison Bike Winter|
|Yummy espresso drinks are a great bribe|
|Yummy beer is too!|
I can't deny that last night I had a dream about biking in shorts and short sleeves. Oh what I wouldn't do to roll effortlessly through farmland surrounded by green with sweat dripping off my brow. Alas, it's January and layers are "in".
I promised my riding group I would enjoy winter--or at least pretend to. I must say that having friends to ride with, places to meet up and drinks to enjoy--be it good coffee or good beer--helps immensely. Just yesterday, my husband and I made a trek over to the East side of Madison to steal some warmth from Olbrich botanical gardens and top it off with a rich lunch. It made riding home, against strong winds, very tolerable.
I consider these destinations a bribe. Although once I'm out there on my bike I'm happy, I usually need something to get me out in the first place. For that, I thank my husband and friends for planning fun events and stops. If it weren't for you all, I may just cocoon up under my toasty comforter until spring.