Last nights ride was good training for both Jen and I. I told her I'd be home between 7:30-8. I didn't get home till 8:30 or later. She also saw I forgot my phone at home! So just like the ITI she had to sit and wonder! For me it was great because it was sub-zero temps plus a strong wind.
I planned on 2.5-3 hours. But when the crazy orange moon started peaking over the trees I was drawn to it like a moth to a light. Finally realizing I would never catch up to it I made my turns for home and a nice headwind. Yep the wind was switching, which I knew was predicted. It's all good training, right?! Ended with about 4 hours.
I also took different roads than ever before out southeast of Foley. Nice gravel roads out that way. I'll need to hook up with Galen next time he's visiting his folks.
I always struggle getting out the door for night rides, especially during the winter. Thanks to Jen's prodding I did and super glad I went. Solo night rides are some of my favorite times on the bike. So peaceful.