Ha. So Pleased I finished my winter bike two weeks ago. Think I've needed the mudguards everyday since then....
Loved it this morning. I'm all for more cycling, but its so nice to cycle with no others around.
Only having to concentrate on the cars and peds meant a 33.3333% reduction in my worries. I swear car drivers are more considerate when there are less of us too. Probably because by the time they interact with me they haven't been pissed off by umpteen other cyclists already on their journey.
Only negative, my disc brake pads squeal like an air horn and I seem to lose a lot of power in the wet. They are silent and powerful in the dry. Might try and source some replacements for the ride home.
Also not looking forward to soggy clothes for the way home. Temp is dropping too so I may be a layer short by 6pm.