The last week has been like summer (but in winter -wummer?). So beautiful, that I have spent most of my free time cycling around Montreal, while my schoolwork and yoga pass sit on my kitchen table, untouched.
This winter/spring heat wave has done crazy things to my brain. I have left my home early in the morning (with every intention of arriving to work early) only to spend the extra time cycling lazily around the city. I have supported the student strike by getting lost for hours in what turns out to be Villeray (I think). I also got the great idea to cycle up Mont Royal on my way to work one day, which was an ambitious trek for the start of the season (and thrilled my co-workers, im sure).
Basically, this is the best time of the year to be a city cyclist for two reasons: First, there is minimal bicycle congestion due to that fact that many seasonal cyclists don’t start-up again until April. Second, because it is only the beginning of the busy bicycle season, Montreal drivers are considerably more cautious. Except cabs; Montreal cabs are rarely ever cautious. Third, it is pre-bixi season (more on that later).
The temperature has since plummeted back to regular old March weather (drab and drizzly), which is 100% okay by me. With the sunshine carefully tucked away behind all the gloom, maybe I will actually get something done.