Three days in a row! It feels so good to be out riding. I think the routine of being off the bike is fading and my groove for being on the bike is on its way back...awesome.
Yesterday was my 9-12 shift which turned into 8-30-2:15, but so retail goes. I was stressed but for nothing. I need to learn to chill, I'll feel so much better. The family was still gone and I had a solid 3-4 hour chuck before they returned. It actually turned out perfect.
I jumped on my Salsa La Cruz and headed East. Then it was North onto some gravel. I've been hitting the road too much this year. I've forgotten how much I love gravel. It felt so good to be back on it. The Garmin was switched to the map page and I just rode...so good.
Essentially I skirted Foley, through Gillman, back down to Sauk Rapids and home. I was able to nab a bit more than 3 hours.
Showered and headed to the Co-Op to pick up my CSA for the week. When I got home the family had just pulled in. Some late night, and a season first, BLT's were had, also so good!
I work at noon today so planned an early 2 hour ride to be home in time to hang out with the family. Turns out they are once again heading to a friends cabin for the day. Yep, they are all in for a rude awakening once school starts, ha, ha, ha! So the alarm was shut off. New plan is to hit up the MTB trail for a bit after they take off. I too will be back on the alarm clock mode once school starts so I'll take sleeping in when I can. Plus Sunday will be a somewhat early rise with a planned ride departure of 7:00, which I have to drive too.
So excited for that ride: 100 miles of gravel with about 8 buddies (thus far). Can't wait.