Today was my fastest & longest ride to date. 27 miles @ 16.0mph (16 according to my polar; 15.9 according to my cyclecomp.) It was a blast, except for the bunnies trying to kill me.
For reasons that escape me, three of them ran directly in front of me. One, in fact, waited at the side of the trail until I got close then ran directly in front of my bike. It then turned 90 degrees to run just inches in front of my wheel (note: I now know bunnies can run at 18mph).
I have no idea how bunnies survived extinction. An animal that runs directly in front of a potential predator should not have survived this long as a species.
Thus, i've concluded that either: 1) bunnies are dumb. 2) there is a secret bunny conspiracy to kill me. 3) I met 3 suicidal bunnies this morning.