Our city is still waiting to elect a new mayor, our civic finances are shaky, airplane noise from the airport fills the gaps between the dogs' continual barking, and the streets still aren't repaved from last year's sewer pipe replacement project. It's the end of January, the State of the Union is still stalemate rather than progress through compromise, and I could use a nap.
In the month since I've last ridden I've driven up and down the state, flown in and out of the country, been in and out of good heath, and out on the water at least 20 times. I've also written a book on whales, much to my surprise, and replaced a water heater, flooring, pipes and fittings in my kitchen.
The streets are still a mess but the sky looks nice.
The bike felt good. The riding felt great. Obviously I didn't tackle any big hills, or I'd be whining.
I rode around the top of the hill to get a better look - yep, the moist air is coming in. A thick layer over the water, about 5-6 miles offshore.
Having been out on a boat for the last few days, I know that observations from land can often be deceiving. Here's what Pt. Loma looks like from the water - you can see the marine layer isn't a deterrent to enjoying another day in Paradise.
Cycling in 70 degree weather on January 29 - you've got to love it.