I flipped my Tuesday and Thursday work schedule around so I could get Harper home for a nap. Coming off a wedding and Birthday weekend she needed the sleep. Before getting home we stopped off at a park to play in the sun a bit. After I got Harper down my mom was home and offered to watch Harper. Time to ride!
Looking at the hourly forecast it showed the wind switching directions around 8. I banked on it switching sooner and headed down county road 8, with the wind. I basically did a straight shot south. County road 8 to 24 to 6. At Howard Lake on continued on 6 to Winsted. Outside of Windsted I made my turn West. This eventually crossed paths with the Luce Line Trail. I took that to Jade Road and made my way back home. Basically another straight shot, so a large, skinny rectangle.
I was wrong on the wind. I had a headwind the entire way home. It wasn't crazy strong but strong enough I was working much harder. Not really having a plan I only brought 3 bottles and a bit of food and no money. I was starting to get pretty low on fluids.
I made a quick stop at a park outside of St. Augusta to refill my bottles on well water...so good and cold! Despite almost being home I needed the water.
I ended with 103 miles and 5 hours and 15 minutes. Not exactly the idea when I left but the sun (and tail wind at the start) felt so good. Overall I felt pretty dang good too. My heart rate is finally starting to come back in line after my long break. The legs still felt Saturday's ride but nothing serious. A spin before work today at noon is on tap.
Man the sun is nice!
And Happy 11th Birthday Avery!