Well the reduced chance of rain disappeared and the rain won out. At work I was bumming around and all but decided not to ride. But then I remembered my "rain" bike...Surly Cross Check set up as a single speed with fenders. I decided I'd take that out for at least a spin. By the time I got going the rain at stopped and gave me an hour of no rain. I headed down county road 8 to parts of the Dirt Bag (Huber and Grover). The gravel, despite the rain, was riding fast.
It wasn't to last. I noticed the skies were darkening and the inevitable happened...rain. At this point I didn't care, bring it. The fast gravel was replaced with soft slop. Even with a full fender set sand was getting everywhere. Every slight hill I had to stand up to keep moving. Resistance training! Perfect for winter riding, or so I told myself.
I finished with a bit over 3 hours and 55 miles. I was stoked I pushed myself out the door. I had a blast.
Then it was off to yet another swim meet, in Sartell this time. Man it was so hot and loud!
I work tomorrow. Originally I thought about getting up early and riding a few hours before work. Now I'm not so sure! We are still adjusting to back-to-school life, etc. We are all tired!
However, Jen and I hope to take the tandem out tonight for 2ish hours. Braap!