Had planned to bike to a friend's house on the 5th of July, have a cookout and watch fireworks. I thought her house was about 60 miles from mine so a little less than a metric.
The day started of overcast and drizzly here in the northeast, and they predicted showers on and off. My wife said I should consider postponing due to weather, but in the end I decided to chance it. Started slow and was sore ( had run 2 days before, strategic error, quads sore as hell ). But after the first hour I felt better.
When I got close to my friend's house, I noticed that I had only gone 51 miles, so I rode right past and made up 9 more for a total of 60. I had done 40 miles two weeks previously, and now feel as if I could do more. Burned a bunch of calories and enjoyed pearl hot dogs, gumbo and beer after the ride.
I will be 60 in December and hadn't ridden that far in over 30 years. Got a lot of great advice here from my fellow 50ers. Thanks to all. Thinking about 90 miles later this month. Sorry no pics.