We've had several posts recently for recovery rides. After a few miles into it, it's really easy to get the urge to pick up the pace and go too hard......which defeats the whole purpose of a recovery ride.
This morning it was an absolutely perfect morning to ride...cool temps, cloudless skies and no wind. Right after sunrise I convinced my wife to ride with me but she would only go and ride if I went her pace. AFter the 90+ miles yesterday her pace was exactly what I had in mind.
We did a nice ride of 20 miles and averaged about 14 mph. Funny, but I never really notice any dogs while I'm out riding but this morning we apparently woke up 3 dogs with one of them giving us chase.
Here's a couple shots of my riding partner. (I apologize for them being a little blurry but I'm still trying to learn out to take digital shots while riding)