How I long for
...being able to get out on the Trek with only shorts, a jersey and low cut socks, leaving the wool socks, high-topped winter riding boots, chemical foot warmers, tights (2 pair at times), glove liners, base layers, full fingered gloves, jacket, cap (replacement for the natural cover that I used to have on my head), and ear warmers in the closet;
...spring rains to wash away the sand from the hills so I can come down without doing the biking equivalent of tiptoeing;
...sunny days where the helmet cover is off and sunblock is on;
...days where I don't expend more energy getting dressed than I do riding up Bliss Road.
...sunlight into the evening hours for long rides after work;
...the cool tan lines;
Yes, I long for summer rides. Perhaps I won't have to wait much longer, but it is 28 degrees as I write this.
Oh, and I long for rides without a 25 mph wind in my face. But THAT may really be too much to hope for.