I made all the right decisions in my cycling wardrobe for Wednesday's bike commute. It was around 45 degrees and I went with tights, t-shirt, long sleeve riding shirt, high vis riding jacket. My ears got a little cold but enough to warrant an ear band (that I had in my backpack). Also, in the pack, for the ride home because I new it was going to be much warmer was a pair of shorts and a short sleeved jersey.
Something was amiss right out of the gate. I was getting cadence readings but my speed and distance wasn't working properly. Once at the top Hanover Road, I reset the GPS but it didn't work. Later, I found out that it's the cadence sensor and that I have to change the battery. Only it has brand new batteries!
I was having a pleasant ride despite the technical issues, Route 302 through Newtown is such a pleasant route to ride and thinking to myself that I really need to gear down the Qball by a couple of teeth when a painful reminder of 12/14/2012 popped up at a roadside church. The pleasantness of the ride faded into anguish as I thought about those families impacted by this tragedy and what a fucked up world we live in that something like this could have happened.