A morning meant for riding
WhooHoo! Pull out the arm-warmers, honey, you’ll want them today!
And with the temperature in the mid-60′s, she did wear them the entire ride. You can see from the picture above, however, that I was generating enough body heat and moisture to fog the camera lense for a while.
It’s the time of year now where we’re riding over half of our standard 20 mile route in the dark, so we figure we’ve got about another month to enjoy these weekday rides before we revert back to a weekend only schedule. That will get us past the MS150 weekend, which is our final goal ride for the year.
As the sun got high enough over the horizon, we started seeing a lot of wildlife along the way. Today’s count consisted of 12 deer, 1 coyote, and 1 fox. We initially called the coyote a fox, but after deliberating, we decided it was probably too big to be one. The one fox we did confirm, however, gave us an amusing show. It jumped a fence rather than going under or through, then turned and stood on it’s hind legs to look at us. We had never seen one do anything like that before.
We made it home in 1 hour and 10 minutes, which is nearly the fastest we’ve ridden the route this summer. An average speed of 16.8 mph isn’t very impressive, but with the amount of up and down out there and the tandem handicap, it takes a huge effort on our part to go much faster.
I swapped out bikes and headed for work with another big grin on my face because I get to ride my bike to work. Like yesterday, it doesn’t get much better than this!
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