I was a long distance cyclist before I was an ultrarunner. Getting back to basics for me usually starts with a ride to work or a long ride in the mountains. The breeze is never fully at my back these days, but any ride is a good ride.
I laced up my Lemond Poprad this morning for a ride to work. It was windy, not too cold. A nice reminder of how much I used to enjoy those mornings with 30-miles under my tires before even getting into town. I long for those mornings. They are just around the bend.