It was a good day! After getting the kids to school and daycare I was out the door pedaling by 8:30. Despite being chilly (never got about 32 on my ride) and windy I was stoked to be out. The further north I went the windier it got. I meandered East and North later switching to West and North. I took mostly gravel roads North of Little Falls. Finally making the turn to head with the wind was awesome. The reward for 3.5 hours of headwind! I took as many gravel roads as I could but seemed to find more paved roads. Had to get the avg back up!! I did get my first flat of the year. Was back on the bike within a few minutes. Even though I always carry two tubes and a patch kit I get nervous when I'm down to only one...but it was fine.
Made it home in 6.5 hours and 105 miles. Overall I felt pretty good. The legs were/are a bit stiff and sore. The previous day at the gym I worked the legs some. Leg day at the gym followed by 100 windy miles leaves the legs a bit tired. If I worked at noon today I'd love to get out and spin but that's not the case. Looks like the elliptical and stretching this morning!