I finally had the opportunity to get in the 100 miler I had wanted to do all summer. I traced it out in my car last winter, but have literally not had the day off to do it and get over it. Thank heavens for Labor Day.
Great ride, I did not get in a hurry. At 64, I tend to take my time, when I can. There were HUNDREDS of folks picnicking, hiking, cycling, and riding motorcycles on the Natchez Trace. Almost all of the road had recently been resurfaced. SMOOOOOTH sailing.
NOT ONE IDIOT, not one curse word, not one can of beer, all friendly folks having a great time. My total time? EIGHT HOURS. I spent time at stops, about an hour with one friendly group, talking to folks, enjoyed samples from Holiday cookouts, and generally had one of my best rides in years. Not fast? No, but I had so much fun, and socializing with so many different folks was great.
Ride time? I have no idea. The battery in my computer went belly up. I actually did not miss it, although I am generally pretty anal about time, speed, etc. NOT TODAY.
Maybe I should ride more without the computer. I am still weary, but happy. I had enough oomph left to smoke "my hill", about two miles away from my parking spot.
Today really recharged my cycling batteries, and I can't wait to ride again Monday.
Happy Labor Day, everyone.