It’s the first day of spring, but there are few signs of green grass in Wisconsin and it’s much too early to witness the popping green leaves of crocus, tulips or daffodils. The area in which I live has been dry and we are waiting the freshness of a spring rain to start the green growing season.
In the meantime, the label of “fresh” is attached to the tire of my bicycle.
The rubber tire, metal frame and orange color signal a brand new biking season. It’s upon us. With weather just a few degrees warmer, this bicycle will soon make a new year’s start on the State and local bike trails.
But first…the wheel and its attached components require a trip to the service department for a refresh and tune-up. The kickstand has to be tightened, a rear fender and bike rack installed, tires replaced and a general “once over” to ensure all is safe and working properly. (I don’t want any surprises when I am 10 miles into a bike ride.)
Once that is done, it will be only a matter of time and temperature before the first fresh ride on two spoke wheels coexist with spring’s fresh green grass and the colorful surprise of bursting bulbs.
I can barely wait…