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Climbing out of the hole that is winter

Posted: March 02, 2013 in Misc

It's finally March, which means in a few weeks we should have decent weather.  I always look forward to springtime because it marks the beginning of cycling season, car detailing season, watermelon season, Formula One season, and the season of not freezing my ass off when I step out of the shower.  It's not all roses of course.  Pretty soon the stink bugs will start coming out of the woodwork, and I'll have to start mowing the lawn, pulling weeds, and replacing fence posts.

But I definitely need cycling season to get here.  I've finally shut up the creaking horst link on my Jamis, and I'm itching to get back on the trail.  My last ride of consequence was (gasp!) the MoCo Epic last October.  Is it any wonder I feel like a sack of play dough?  My legs need the cobwebs blown out, and I need to get my ass back in shape.

This will also be the summer that Jess and I finally get to use the new tent we bought sometime before the last ice age.  It's a lovely tent, and we both love to camp (as long as it's not on a bed of gravel, like the last campground we tried), so we'll definitely be making a concerted effort to find a decent spot to pitch the tent.  And maybe if we're lucky, we won't end up in a deluge like the last 200 times I've been camping.

Next month, Jess's car will turn one year old.  I never got around to blogging about it, but we picked her up a new Jetta Sportwagen TDI last April.  There are a few pics of it in the gallery.  It's the perfect car for her business, and the mileage is pretty excellent.  We usually get around 42mpg, with a max of 48.  It has a good bit of pull too, which Jess seems to take advantage of at every opportunity.

After missing pretty much all of last year on the blog, I'm going to try to keep the posts coming on a more regular basis.  As summer rolls around, they should get more interesting.

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