Warm Weather Excitement!

After a very long winter/early spring, truly warm weather has finally come to Chicago.  Yesterday was a whopping 85 degrees!

Bicycling in warm weather feels so different from bicycling in the freezing or even chilly weather.  Over the past 6 (7…8…?) months, I’d forgotten how it felt.  And there are lots and lots of other bicyclists out there, all of a sudden.  Love it!

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I picked out my lightest silk skirt and blouse to celebrate the occasion.  I retired my black, winter Bern helmet for my happy, pale pink Nutcase helmet.  (Unfortunately, I had a sweaty helmet hair situation by the time I returned home in the evening, as shown above.)  I also pulled out my fingerless gloves, which I wear in warm weather to prevent discomfort from sweaty palms rubbing against cork grips, as well as to absorb some of the road shock.

That’s about it!  Just happy to share my warm weather excitement.  :-)

P.S.  I’m really enjoying reading everyone’s personal take on the issue in the comments of yesterday’s post, Women, Bicycling and Makeup.  Reader Bettina in Germany posted her perspective on her blog, Books, Bikes, and Food (hey, three of my favorite things!).

  • http://www.anniebikes.blogspot.com anniebikes

    My commute this morning indeed felt like summer. I arrived a bit sweaty, but nothing a little baby powder, change of clothes, and a whisk of mascara couldn’t fix. Bring on the warmth!

    • http://myaudienceisowls.blogspot.com/ Dottie

      Yes! I hear the baby powder tip a lot. Something I should investigate this summer…

  • surlycue

    Are you going to the garden party tweed ride on Saturday? I’m coming up short on what to wear. Victorian theme and floral patterned linens just don’t mesh.

    • http://myaudienceisowls.blogspot.com/ Dottie

      I’m so lazy, but I’ll see how I feel on Saturday. :)