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The Northeast has been blessed with a mild winter and nature has responded. Robins showed up in our back yard several weeks ahead of schedule; bulbs are pushing up their shoots and, of course, the crocus are up for us. More southerly RBR'ers have seen these for some time now, but it's an opportunity for a short ride report. These signs of Spring were seen on my commute, one day last week.

I'll post traditional signs first. (I included as much cycling content as was reasonable.)

Early forsythia and the Street Dog with its new red trim and tires.
 

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Traditional Signs of Spring, continued...

A patch of Iris just getting started, followed by a formal bed of tulips.
 

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More traditional Signs...

Little blue flowers (anyone know what they're called?) and early daffodils. You can see the dead chrysanthemums from last year that the garden club hasn't yet removed; another sign of an early spring!
 

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Non-Traditional Signs...

The first golf carts of Spring! Picnic tables emerge from their long winter's nap in the storage yard.
 

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Non-Traditional, concluded...

You really know its Spring in New Jersey when the primary election signs come out of hiding. An office tribute to welcome the new season...
 

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KeeponTrekkin said:
The Northeast has been blessed with a mild winter and nature has responded. Robins showed up in our back yard several weeks ahead of schedule; bulbs are pushing up their shoots and, of course, the crocus are up for us. More southerly RBR'ers have seen these for some time now, but it's an opportunity for a short ride report. These signs of Spring were seen on my commute, one day last week.

I'll post traditional signs first. (I included as much cycling content as was reasonable.)

Early forsythia and the Street Dog with its new red trim and tires.
Cyclist signs of spring (most of which I've not seen yet)
1) Street Sweepers and the sandless corners that come after them.
2) A complete ride where I don't have to gingerly crunch over melting ice
3) Stopping to help the "first time out this year guy/gal" with the flat since they forgot to bring a spare. By mid season everybodies equipped and you stop seeing this.
4) (re)Discovering every where the road slopes up even a little bit, since by end of season you had stopped noticing them, but now they make you pant. (at least me anyway)
5) Hey, I'm in shorts !!!!!!

Got any more?
 

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I think the blue flowers are Forget-Me-Nots.

As for signs of spring, yeah I'm seeing them too. Tulips and chives are popping up and the ski hill just got a fresh 12" this morning.

Gotta love spring time in the Rockies.
 
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