Temperature at departure = 38° F (3° C)
Let me brag about my 14 year-old for a moment. He has always been an incredible musician. Last week, as an 8th grader, he tried out for next year's Shawnee Mission South Jazz Band - and made it. Realize, the South band is the largest in the district and has a TON of trumpet players. It's rare to make the jazz band as a freshman so this is quite an accomplishment. Way to go Jonathan!
Most all of the ice has melted off the path. All that remains is patches that are in the shade of bridges and the like. I took the opportunity this morning to really push myself and cut four minutes of my normal time, bumping my recent average MPH from 11.6 to 14.0. It was a pleasure to be able to just keep riding rather than having to slow down or stop to walk across the ice.