It was a huge relief to have the air clear up after January 1st. Today was crystal clear and I took off on a 30 mile ride through the city even though it was only 18F. It was a super cold ride and my toes were not happy by the end, but it was absolutely worth it. You know its cold when there isn't any crowd in front of the Forbidden City. Coming home I tucked in behind an electric scooter that was carrying two parents and a baby. We rode for about 4 miles before they turned.

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