I saw a sure sign of Spring today. And, no, I am not talking about seeing what is pictured above. I rode my tadpole trike over to my LBS (local bike shop or store) and as I rode on thru the automatic doors to go back to the Service Area I rode past a couple of guys to my right side who greeted me. They were standing alongside of a Catrike 559 headed toward the front door. Almost immediately to my left side I saw several Catrikes on display. Thru the winter they had moved this display to the very back of the display floor. Moving it back out toward the front where they can’t be missed by customers coming it I found to be very encouraging … a sure sign of Spring coming soon. Yep, there is no other was to interpret it.

We laugh at the sign of Spring just around the corner as it is meant to be humorous. I have never seen such a “sign” before but I did see what I am reporting here and it is dead serious … not funny. It is the real thing … the genuine real McCoy. Yep, I am encouraged seeing it. I have not seen any other tadpole trikes out riding on the trails or streets yet this year***. I am out there all by myself but then I am quite used to it. Most people are a bunch of wimps and don’t venture out until it gets into the 70s. And that is still not warm enough for some. I have seen people out riding in the high 80s dressed warmer than I dress in the winter time … seriously! We have had a couple of days thus far in the 60s. It is 57 today as I compose this … still far above the normal average temperature of 41 for this time of year. Yes, I was already out riding … just a little over 30 miles. Much of our trail system is closed due to melting snow and river flooding. Most of our trails run alongside of rivers so they flood over frequently. Bummer!

I just took a look at the extended weather forecast. I won’t be writing home about it. It wasn’t bad. It just wasn’t what I would call the arrival of an early Spring. I am in northern Indiana so I am used to winter hanging on. Some of the worst winter weather we get has occurred in March so I won’t be holding my breath waiting on those 70 plus degree temps to arrive. The forecast for the remainder of the month only shows two days in the 60s. The other days are in the 40s and 50s. At least there wasn’t any 30s for high temps. The bottom line is we will see what we will see … and we will get what we get. And we will endure whatever we get.

Doesn’t this picture below look exciting? Wouldn’t you like to be riding along that trail taking in the beauty and uniqueness? It’s unique for sure as it doesn’t exist. I created the image placing the trail in it.

Well, that is the way it is. I am thankful we have had a break in the weather and it has been nice enough out there to ride every day for quite a few days now. We have even had quite a lot of sunshine which definitely makes a big difference. I am still the only one out there … bunch of wimps, I tell ya. They can stay home if they want to but I am gonna …


A FREE GIFT awaits you!

***When I first composed this I had not seen any other trikes out on the trails … bicycles, yes, but no trikes. However, yesterday that changed as I came upon a gal riding a Catrike Pocket and rode alongside of her for a couple of miles conversing with her and getting acquainted. She is new to trikes. She bought her trike last Fall.

Author: Steve Newbauer

I have a few current blogs (tadpolerider1, navysight, truthtoponder and stevesmixedbag) so I am keeping busy. I hope you the reader will find these blogs interesting and enjoy your time here. Feel free to email me at tadpolerider2 at gmail dot com (@gmail.com)

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