We were on the road early again yesterday morning with two decidedly non-stretch goals in mind. First, to get home before the heat hit and second, to get Pam some saddle time on her bike before a trip coming up in a couple of weeks.
Our itinerary was simple. Elwood to Ash Grove and back. Our speed was nothing but leisurely – we finished with an 11.6 mph average speed.
One of our wildlife sightings yesterday was something a little out of the ordinary. It was a coyote, but as it crossed the road ahead of us, we could see it drop whatever it was carrying in it’s mouth in it’s haste to get away from us. As we got closer, we saw the dropped object was a half-eaten deer head. We’ll never know the story behind that, but it was interesting to think about.
After a quick break at Ash Grove, we headed back toward the truck and discovered it was raining ahead of us! Good grief! Where did that come from?
The good thing about riding to Ash Grove is the number of road options you have to get you there and back. Everything out there is laid out on a grid, so it was easy enough to work our way around the actual rain, although we did end up riding on wet roads for awhile.
We arrived back at the car with enough miles behind us to feel like we had ridden somewhere, but with enough left in the tank to know we could have ridden further if we had wanted.
Sometimes those are the kind of days you need!
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