But a cold front came through Monday night, we got a couple of inches of much needed rain, and the prediction was for an overnight low of 58 degrees for Wednesday morning.
We left the windows in the house open Tuesday night and slept like babies in the cooler air.
Part of the reason for the excitement though, was that I would be able to wear my relatively new denim jacket on my ride to work, rather than my mesh jacket that I had worn almost every day this summer.
Now, I love my mesh jacket. It has protected me in an accident, and is comfortable on hot days. It has 2 liners to enable me to wear it year round. But for some reason, I have grown a little tired of it. I actually bought the denim jacket a few months ago, but only worn it a few times. It is not a hot weather jacket. It is very nice to have 2 jackets, just for a little change of pace, if nothing else.
On Wednesday morning I donned the denim jacket and took off to work. The denim jacket has zippered vents, but I left them open. The cool air just felt so damn good as I rode. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the ride.
I plan to use the denim jacket almost exclusively in cooler weather. It should be fantastic in the winter months. The denim material is heavy, yet soft and comfortable. As I rode to work on Wednesday morning, I started to imagine what it would be like on a colder day with its own heavy liner and maybe a sweater underneath. It seems like it has been a long time since I have ridden that way.
In a sort of tantalizing way, the ride to work on Wednesday felt a lot more like Autumn rather than Summer. I know there are a few more weeks to go until Autumn is officially here, but I, for one am looking forward with great anticipation to cooler weather. I love riding in cool, even cold, temperatures.