I'm pretty much unable to get out in the morning to ride until school is done. Thus I'm pushed into the night. I'm much more of a morning person. It's easier for me to get up at 5 to ride then leave the house after work. But that's what I did yesteday: drop of the kids, work, pick up Harper, grocery store, pick up Avery, cook dinner, clean up after dinner, and ride.
I took out the Evergreen once again. NE to easterly winds so off I headed in an all too familiar route. It does stay light out much longer but once the sun sets the route really doesn't matter much. I went a bit too far North, lost track of time, and made the turn for home 2 hours into the ride.
When I left the western sky was clear while to the east and south it was overcast. About halfway home the clouds had moved in and a wind shift (headwind) felt to be taking place. Eventually I'd hit some sprinkles, turning into rain. On with the vest and a bit faster cadence.
Ended shy of 4 hours. By the time I cleaned up, etc. it was almost 10:30...way past my bedtime! So glad I went however. Always a blast...it's just getting out the door and the first 30 minutes that are hard.
Hoping to get a spin on the road this afternoon.