It sure feels like Spring out there, even though it's only mid-February. The mild weather certainly makes riding more pleasant. No wonder pro riders like to live where the climate is mild year-round. It's a nuisance to have to bundle up in several layers, including thick, full-fingered gloves, and ride in the cold. That's especially true of long rides when I need to practice eating.
Winter isn't over, though. It can still get very cold again. I remember we got a hard freeze at the beginning of March, many years ago. Thus I can't put away the leg warmers and cycling jacket just yet!