I headed out to Katy (there was a marathon on the trail) in 42 degree weather with a stiff wind out of the north. The ride starts with a long run due south, loads of fun with half a gale on your back, but I paid the price with a very tough run home. I was in my middle chain ring and almost my tallest rear sprocket. Wouldn't have taken much more to get me onto the granny ring but I held out.
Back home to find half-a-dozen goldfinches on the bird feeder and bird bath. Seems very early for them but they are a very welcome flash of colour.