The last few days commutes have been fantastic.
First, on Monday I had 30+ mph tailwinds. I made it home in 40 minutes. Ridiculous. No joke, I was going 35 down the bike path no problem.
Tuesday was a little lighter tail winds home, but still pretty nice. Sunny and calm by the time I hit Philly with almost no wind and the bike path to myself.
Today, temps climbed to mid 40s. Sure, there was like a 3 mph head wind and a lot more people out, but my fingers didn't go numb...nice in my book.
Even better than the wind is the traffic. As a bike commuter I love traffic. It's fun to fly by 100+ cars on Gulph Road and look across the river while I'm on the path and realize I'm going faster than the traffic on the expressway.
What does it boil down to:
Riding your bike is fun.