Despite the later than planned start I did get out for a 4 hour road ride on Friday. The wind became a theme for the weekend and it started on Friday...nice and solid out of the South. I did a Clearwater, French Lake, Lake Sylvia loop. The ride around Lake Sylvia is great.
Saturday I worked so Noah and I met at 6 for a 3 hour ride. Already the wind was strong, eliminating one of the benefits of riding early! While the temperature wasn't too crazy the humidity/dew point was ridiculous! This ride wins the award for the sweatiest this year. My kit was totally drenched when we finished. I hung my kit up at work to dry. At the end of the day I had quite the puddle of sweat below it!
Sunday Jen and the girls headed up to her families cabin for a couple days. So I headed out for a ride. I wanted 4+ hours but wasn't too sure on where or what. I like rides like this. Turn when I want or take a road because it looks neat. The west wind was pretty damn strong. Open, flat sections felt like a continuous climb.
I hit up the Alp, Paynesville, Lake Henry, Spring Hill, Belgrade, Albany, Wobegone Trail, Avon, off the trail, St. Joeseph, and home. I stopped in Belgrade to refuel. Strongly craving a Coke I discovered I lost my money somewhere along the way...bummer. Water it was. Glad I brought enough food. I ended getting more water in Avon as well.
Once I was heading with the wind I was flying! The reward for previous efforts. I ended with almost 7 hours and 130 miles. More than planned or needed but fun! I ran into work to close, had dinner at my folks, and lounged the rest of the night.
Thinking a spin at the North Loop tonight, or maybe mow...