It was a balmy 50+ degree day, and as much as I wanted to stay in my pajamas all day long, I knew I’d regret this sprinkle of springtime in the midst of a seriously chilly February. I got in quite a few rides last week, but they were all needles-in-the-eyeballs cold, and they were all a way to get from here to wherever I was going. Today’s ride was just for the pleasure of the thing, and fighting cars was absolutely not a part of that, so I headed east to Lake Montebello to join the walkers, joggers, road cyclists who didn’t get the memo that the reservoir is not really a place for speed training, and a guy in wheelchair rugby training for some laps around. I put my headphones in, turned low, and listened to songs that reminded me of Mardi Gras, being in love, dance partying, and other good things as I zipped around, loop after loop, with this view. And then it was time to head home to finish the laundry and start fantasizing about a summer bicycle tour. Thank you for this Sunday, Baltimore.