By the timing of this year’s leaf-out, spring has only just arrived, and has been making up for its tardiness mightily ever since — one day bare branches, the next fully draped in tender greenery. To celebrate this turn in weather and in honor of National Bike Month, I grabbed my newly tuned-up steed and took it out for a spin. Several sections of the nearby Eastern Trail are off-road, affording long stretches of traffic-free riding, making it a terrific place to train for the upcoming Maine Women’s Ride. Remember to get outside this long week-end, dear friends, and enjoy some wind in your hair and sun on your skin.
– The Eastern Trail: www.easterntrail.org
– Bicycle Coalition of Maine: www.bikemaine.org
– Maine Women’s Ride: www.mainewomensride.com
– Gridded Spring Indices, National Phenology Network: https://www.usanpn.org/data/spring