Lately, I feel like I’ve been earning that descriptor a little more than usual.
In all, it was a good ride in. Every time I do this I learn something new. This time it was about ice on the path. Last time it was to wear warmer gloves. And even despite the cold and difficulty, I do enjoy the ride, the physical effort, and just the learning experience of what it takes to ride this new bike with new gear. Every ride gets me more prepared for the trip, which in turn gets me more excited.