Okay, this isn't a photo of me, but it's how I feel on the inside again, because after a little over two weeks off, I am finally riding again.
I was sick for a week, then the California rains came for the entire next week (I'm not hardcore enough to choose to ride in the rain).
Though waiting for the rains to end was a bummer, the payoff of our way-ahead-of-schedule rainfall for the year has left us with gorgeously green mountains, where they had been a deserty dull brown the past couple of years.
I know what you're thinking: "That looks like Austria, circa 1965, and maybe a screen-grab from 'The Sound of Music.'" ..................... Yes, okay maybe, but I couldn't find any good pics of So-Cal mountains that have a greenish hue to get my point across.
All that to say, I'm glad to be riding again and the scenery is even more amazing than usual. Knowing California, the green will fade to brown again as the rains become a distant memory. That will just make it all the more sweet again when the rains come again.