And I’m starting to feel a twinge of excitement!
Temperatures were into the 60s today, the sun was shining, and there was just a slight breeze out of the south.
I worked the 6am – 2pm shift today. It kinda sucks to get up at 3am, but it rocks getting off work at 2pm. Especially on a day like today!
As I was leaving the hotel garage, I gazed longingly at the runners circling the Arch grounds, wearing shorts and t-shirts! I was bone tired from standing all day, but I knew then that I would be going for a run when I got home. This day was too good to pass up!
I merged onto the interstate and crossed the river to Illinois. It wasn’t long before I began seeing them.
I tried not to stare. I tried not to drool. I tried not to go green with envy.
It’s still not quite warm enough for me to dust mine off. It has to at least be 75 degrees out, otherwise my hands go numb from the cold, even with gloves on. And numb hands trying to shift, break and steer does not make for a safe motorcycle driver.
But seeing these guys leaves me itching to ride. And the more of them I see out on the roads, the more I feel that Spring is near.
I’ve just about made it through my 5th final winter here in the midwest. Only 4 more to go, before I can fly south!
I only hope I’m not too disappointed in a few days when the temperature goes back to the average of 45 degrees. Perhaps then I’ll be working a mid-day shift, and not even notice…..