I headed out Sunday morning hoping to get in about 40 miles.
It's been a very lean year for cycling and I had only amassed 600 miles up to this point, and they were very spread-out with long non-ride periods in between. My 60th birthday is approaching as well as a local recumbent rally and I truely need to be in way better shape than I am. So, with barely three weeks to strengthen up, I hit the road in hopes of riding about 40 miles.
About 25 miles into my ride I happened upon fellow BF'r Gyro. We visited for a spell and decided to ride off towards the western horizon together. Well, distracted by his interesting and informative conversation the next thing I knew we were at a burger stand and I had ridden 50 miles.
Long story short... we had a snack, rode another ten miles, and parted ways.
Sooooo.... either I have completed my Birthday Ride two weeks early or, I won't have to concern myself too much as to whether I'll be able to ride 60 miles when the big day arrives later this month!!