Time for a "chill" week! Last week several circumstances fell into place allowing me to ride a lot. It was topped off by riding to Jen's parent's cabin on Saturday and back on Sunday.
I usually take the road bike but this time I opted for the Evergreen. While I probably rode 60% pavement and 40% gravel it was nice to have the option to go anywhere and expand my route options. Essentially there was no wind, so it felt like a light headwind, but I'll take it. I worked by way over and up to Milaca. I took gravel roads to Onamia. Stopped at Kathio State Park for smelly water. Road next to Lake Milacs for a bit on a frontage road. And finally took gravel roads to the cabin.
Just shy of 6 hours and 105 miles.
It's pretty sweet to end a hot, humid ride at a lake!
Sunday I woke up to the wind howling. I really wasn't sure if I was going to ride home or not. After a short swim and breakfast I decided it was time to go. I'm too much of a nut job not too!
This time it felt even hotter and I would be battling a headwind the entire ride. I opted for a much more direct route. I did jump on the Soo Line (gravel ATV Trail) for a bit of reprieve from the wind. I was sad to leave it. I had the Garmin on the map feature so I didn't obsess about my speed. Despite the wind and heat I had a great ride and never got frustrated enough to curse the wind out loud! I actually felt pretty good.
It was a much slower ride: 3 hours 45 minutes for 54 miles.
I was going to mow when I got home but decided Monday was a better day for that!
Later on that evening we met up with my sister (and her family) and my dad at the White Horse for a Father's Day dinner. Not a bad weekend at all.
I ended with 30 hours and some odd minutes of riding for the week, and 553 miles. My legs are surprisingly feeling ok. I haven't put in hard efforts however so that may tell a different story. This will be a much easier week. Jen is gone on vacation with some friends for a few days so I'm left solo parenting. If I get half the time in of last week I'll be happy. Today is an off day.