Longest ride to date...and it came up short.
I bought my Giant Escape II and went back to riding as much as possible on my birthday July 23. I have been adding miles to my rides gradually getting up to 15-20. Today I decided to try to ride to Nocona (Texas) and back which is a 40 mile trip. I made it over there ok refilled my water bottles and bought a Payday.
I started feeling queasy a few miles into the return ride. A couple of breaks and I was making it but was wearing out. 7 miles from home my back tire picked up a piece of wire. I had a patch kit and pump but decided to make the call of shame and get my wife to pick me up.:(
To add insult to injury or maybe the other way around I sat down in the shade to wait and sat on a bunch of grass burs. Got them out and moved to a place that I carefully inspected and sat on some more. Needless to say I was standing up when she got there. :notamused:
After 400 miles I am very happy with my Escape. :D:D:D:D