Finally Getting a Bit in Shape
Due to the weather and some other personal and my wife's medical stuff, I have had a hard time "getting in shape" this year.
So, today, I finally got 33.6 miles in on a ride. My longest ride this year has been about 21 miles. Now, I know that jppe and Will and many others have many longer rides, but for me this is a nice achievement, given all the circumstances.
FYI, I rode on the trails that abut my home and follow our local creek. In the 33.6 miles out and back I crossed 4 small, little-used residential streets, each twice for a total of 8 crossings. Otherwise, it was smooth sailing. I coul have added another 15 miles on this same trail system, while crossing 2 more streets. Or, I could have taken the connector trail to 100's of miles more of riding, again with just a few street crossings. I saw lots of bicyclists, a number of walkers, no loose dogs, and lots of birds and trees. A beautiful day with the temp right now at 63F, although it was chillier this am.
That's it. I feel great!