I had felt stupid that I seem to ride on the colder days, and take the nicer days off from riding for various reasons.
I had a “back to basics” moment this morning while preparing to drive to work. I realized that the goal was to get exercise, not to ride the entire distance.
So, I loaded my bike on the car, drove to within 3.8 miles of work, and rode from there. The temperature was in the 40s, and with such a short ride, I just wore my work clothes. I was a little bit sweatier than I intended to get, so maybe a spare shirt is in order for next time.
I saw two other bicycle commuters. One of which was wearing a reflective vest just like mine. I wished him a good morning, and he said “nice vest!”. It certainly was a great morning for a ride.