My first cycle to work for the year. And it hurt!
It's been over four months since my last commute, and the only regular exercise I've had in that time is copious fork-lifts and jaw-crunches.
Looking back, I see it was also exactly this Friday last year when I resumed cycling for the year. By the look of my post then, it was a soggy experience. Today was beautiful, dry, crisp and clean. The thing that got to me today was the cold. I'm not fit enough yet to sustain much effort so my legs never properly warmed up. Which meant the cold got to them and sapped my energy even further. I was counting down the kilometers on the way home, as each one grew harder than the last.
But I made it, and it will get easier.
And I was rewarded with the sight of three deer grazing someone's lawn this evening.