Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Peer Pressure

Peer pressure is often blamed for inspiring all kinds of mayhem, especially by young people. But I've found it can also be harnessed as a great motivator. This morning was a good example. The morning lived down to expectations set by the weather forecast. 49 deg F and light rain before sunrise. But Bill and I had made a date to ride to work together and I wasn't about to contact him that I was pulling out at the last minute. He indicated similar feelings.

So I overcame the nearly overwhelming desire to silence my alarm and roll over. Instead I suited up and headed out in to the mist. The reality of riding in those conditions wasn't nearly as bad as thinking about it while lying in a warm bed. A wool base layer and my rain jacket worked just right to keep me comfortable. I got a little warm on the climbs along Andover Rd at the end but otherwise it was fine.

The weather cleared earlier than forecast and the ride home was quite nice. By prior agreement Bill and I knew we couldn't synchronize our return trip so I rode home solo. Took the long route home along WB&A Rd to score a few extra miles.

Day 13 of #30daysofbiking complete.

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