Well, if 100mi is a century, I figure 10 is a decade.
Mrs. Zoxe and I just got back from our first 11mi ride. The previous personal best was an 8.5mi ride last weekend.
Now, I know a lot of clydes ride more than 11mi one way to work each morning, but we've only been at it since late July and agreed early on to be a little conservative with how fast we added mileage.
This morning we left our subdivision and headed south towards a swanky golf course / country club gated community with a public bike path around the outside of it. It's nicely landscaped and at times we are pedaling between multi-million dollar homes. Makes us feel humble. But the golf course is beautiful at 7:30am, and the traffic on the roads to/from the course is pretty light. This is the same loop we did last weekend -- except we added a few miles to the end and went down a country road between corn and soybean fields before returning to our subdivision. Sorry no pics, but it was a nice quiet ride.
With all the touring talk, I just had to brag a little bit.