Things were ABSOLUTELY better on the road today. In fact, it was the exact opposite of my experience earlier this week. I felt lighter on the bike and the Surly seemed to glide across the wet pavement compared to the old mountain bike.
Now all I have to do is wash my riding clothes. That's one issue with winter riding: the clothes cost more, yet you need more of them. So anything in my winter line-up gets worn several times in a week... and boy, does it get stinky.
I came home today feeling like a million bucks and smelling like a bird cage. I went straight to the washing machine and loaded it in. It will be a quick laundry turn-around for tomorrow's ride.
Get out there.