I did a loop around Granville on Monday, only 28 miles but around 1500' of climbing. Farmers are in their fields turning the soil or applying fertilizer. I can't say this is the earliest I've witnessed the activities but it is earlier than most springs, that's for sure. As I let myself into my son's home so I can continue the building project in his basement, I can see some early blooming flowers are emerging from the ground. The buds on our magnolias are swelling. Looking at the long term forecast, it does not appear there is going to be a major freeze event but of course those things change. On Sunday, I begin the drive to AZ and am really looking forward to it, not the drive but arriving in that beautiful landscape and all the wonderful activities available to me. Don't worry, I'll be working the phone to browbeat volunteers to lead Saturday rides and will post here and elsewhere. Try not to miss me too much and I'll post lots of images and ride/hike reports, like always.