Yesterday, Christmas Eve Day, I did 23 utility miles running errands. It was a bit windy but otherwise a balmy day in the mid 30's. Within the 1st 3 miles I was obnoxiously honked at 3 times. There were many cars on the road and people were in a rush. I was not feeling the love. It seemed that all drivers were The Grinch. I realized quickly I had to keep a sharp eye out in order to remain safe. I completed the day without incidence. Today, Christmas Day, I decided to relax awhile at home before venturing out for a ride. Finally, late morning, I hit the road. It was cold and cloudy with temps in the mid 20's, but with little wind. 7 miles into the ride my hands and body started to warm up, unfortunately, my toes started to get cold. It was a bit eerie as most stores were closed and there were few cars on the road. As the ride progressed more cars appeared, but there was a calmness about. After 26 miles the only honk I heard was someone gratefully asking me for directions and wishing me a happy holiday.
A safe and Happy Holiday to all.