It is 21 C outside, very little wind, very sunny and I went for one of the sweetest waterfront rides I’ve done in a while. Everything felt faster, smelled fresher, looked cleaner. All-Star and I did a hot lap in Bastion Square, coffee on the sidewalk at Il Torrefazione, watching the new flux of tourists. I was wearing shorts and a short-sleeve jersey. No gloves, no knee/arm warmers, no booties, no sniveling nose, no bitten ears. A brand new tire on the front. I even re-wrapped the upper loops of my bar tape where small gaps had formed. Put end caps in the bars. Tires at 100psi. Next stop: shaved legs and the amateur circuit in Nice.