The illusion of April is eerie. This is heightened by the fact that upper management decided to lop off the last half hour of the business day, releasing us at 5 p.m. The day feels about as long as it always did, but we get out with that half-hour of extra daylight to throw off years of conditioning. It's like an early shot of Daylight Saving Time to make spring seem much closer than it really is.
The National Weather Service says,
A POTENT STORM SYSTEM MAY BRING SNOW...RAIN AND MIXED PRECIPITATION TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY. CONFIDENCE IN EXACT PRECIPITATION TYPE AT ANY GIVEN LOCATION IS LOW AT THIS TIME.
Thus beginneth March. The next couple of days look like good enough riding weather, but a big load of frozen items would interrupt the steady accumulation of bike rides. We serve at the pleasure of that whacky jet stream. A series of frozen storms would disrupt outdoor riding even if it did not provide conditions for wintry alternatives. So I can't get all jacked up about the season being truly underway. It goes one ride at a time.