I finally got back on my bikes today after dealing with the first nasty head/chest cold of the season. It feels so good to ride again!
I'm beginning to really like this route as compared to my usual. It's got a longer, steeper hill, but strangely it seemed easier today. Granted, this was the first time riding the Fuji up it. Maybe there's something about this bike that makes it easier to ride uphill? The only other bike I've ridden on it is the Kettler, which is also a 10 speed mixte, but has 27" wheels with skinny little 23mm (?) tires. It's aluminum whereas the Fuji is steel with 700c 35mm. I dunno. Maybe I'm still just sick and delusional. :)
Also, I just found this image amusing:
Bicycle, field of tobacco, school. Three things that are never encouraged to go together. Really only two should. :)