From the CSCC Bent Fork EditorsSharon Boyd / Dale Campbell
As for us - your Newsletter Editors - we had our first ride of the year on Saturday, 19 January. It was a beautiful sunny day with a temperature in the high 40s and low 50s; one of those types of days that Dale refers to as a “Bonus Day.” A winter day, which would normally be cold and/or snowy, happens to be more Spring-like. And, a winter day that offers unexpected riding pleasure. In our case, it was a nice 20+ mile ride with an intermediate, warm drink stop in downtown Colorado Springs. Yep, that’s a Bonus Day! Let’s hope that we get a few more of those Bonus Days throughout the rest of winter and early spring (mixed in with a reasonable amount of snowy days to bring us the moisture that Colorado so desperately needs).
And, when you do get those Bonus Days and are able to get out and ride, please do so safely. In fact, let’s all make the conscious effort to make safety a priority for all aspects of the rides – before while planning a ride, during while enjoying the ride, and after, when remembering the ride and thinking about the next time you’ll be enjoying the activity that brings us all together as a Cycling Club.