After a busy morning of errands, shopping the sales, etc., I had time for a nice hour ride in the hills north of home. One of my normal routes up Via Bolognese then over to Cercina with option number 4 for the descent. It is really warm here now, I think it must have been almost 60 while I was riding at times. Perhaps this is the Firenze version of the January thaw, which does not seem to be hitting Colorado or the US right now. I think that Crested Butte is not one of the coldest places in the US now for a change, as I read about the major cold snap for most of the country. I am enjoying the nice weather here right now, although a couple of days ago it was still raining. You just have to enjoy whatever weather you are presented with. By tomorrow I will probably have a new guitar, as this was Emily's Christmas present to me. I haven't really played in around 40 years, so it will be interesting to see how I do. It does seem to me to be a time of life when I can explore some things I used to enjoy but have left behind. Maybe I will even have enough confidence to sing with the new guitar. I would hope so. The ride summary is: 13.7 miles in 1:01 rolling time for an average speed of 13.4 mph with 1312 vertical feet climbed at an average sun effected temperature of 58. Nice afternoon!