I left the house around 8 on the Evergreeen. I was kind of hoping for a North wind to switch it up a bit but South it was. Per usual I headed down cty road 8 towards Huber and Grover (gravel roads on every version of the Dirt Bag). The wind was picking up but it wasn't for another hour or so that is had a full head of steam. The gravel was solid and riding very well. I eventually veered off the Dirt Bag course and continued South and West. I wasn't feeling "bad" but I wasn't feeling great either. The legs barked up many of the hills. They eventually did come around, it just took much longer than normal.
When I started it was pretty cool so I left my money at home, not thinking I'd need to stop to refuel. I had two big bottles and a 70 oz hydration pack. Yep...I ran out! About 30 or so minutes from home I stopped at a park to grab some water. I downed a bottle there and finished two on the way home!
Ended with a bit over 6 hours and 109 miles. Laundry and vacuuming finished out the day. I did get another birthday meal at my folks too!
The rest of the week will be pretty chill. Marji Gesik is Saturday. I'm thinking this will be both a physical and mental challenge!