My ride today was very good very hot/humid but no wind to speak of, I rode with my usual Tuesday ride partner today.
Miles today: 57+
Mileage this month APRIL: 612+
Mileage this year: 2620+
Percent of 2011 goal achieved: 37.4%
Over/under riding days 2011 vs. 2010: -2 days
Over/under miles 2011 vs. 2010: +267 miles
Average miles per ride this year: 37+ (best ever)
Average miles per ride this month: 51+ (best ever)
Miles needed to hit my 2011 goal of 7,000: 4379, this could very well be an 800 mile month (best ever) and an 8,000 mile year (best ever) is not out of reach.
We had great weather this morning, 73⁰F when I left home at 8:00 AM and 91⁰F with no wind when I got back. Met my friend Richard at the trail head and we rode north on the trail to Mandarin then back to the trail to Panera for bagels and iced tea. We rode north through Heathrow which was very shady and cool. We then took Orange Ave. to Deer Path and turned around and headed south. We turned west on Sylvan Lake Rd to the northern trail head where we took our second break. Due to the temp getting into the 90s (my computer was reading 99) we stayed on the trail back to Heathrow and Panera where we refilled our water bottles then continued on south. We decided to add a few miles so we cut through Wing Field Reserve. As we went passed the location that I had seen the deer yesterday low and behold there they stood again. We stopped and watched them for a while before the moved off into the woods (should have taken the camera). From there it was back on the trail and home. It was a perfect day.
Wildlife count today: 3 deer. 4 Sand Hill Cranes and 2 chicks, 1 Red Tail Hawk, and 1 Black Snake and 6 wild turkeys. Although not wild life we saw lots of goats today in two different locations.
Tomorrow might be a rest day…