Wow, what a weekend of beautiful weather! Sun, breezy but not too bad, and comfortably warm. That could be summer for me.
Saturday was a bit up in the air but in the end I pretty much had a free pass to ride. I slept in some so I got a later start at around 9:30. I grabbed the Evergreen and headed into the wind, E/NE. I basically took paved roads to Mille Lacs County. There I hit gravel. Many of the gravel roads in Mille Lacs county are narrow, windy, and surrounded by trees. A nice change from the gravel closer to home. I ventured further East than normal allowing me many new roads to discover. When I made my way West I noticed the wind wasn't at my back or side as expected but rather in my face...typical!
I decided to use a hydration pack and two water bottles to get used to using a pack again, in preparation for the DK 200. Thus I wasn't planning on stopping. But as I neared Gillman the allure of a cold soda was too hard to pass up!
I need with 6.5 hours and 121 miles.
Sunday we were up early, earlier than school days, getting ready to head to St. Paul for a First Communion. I wasn't sure if it would work but I brought a bike to ride home. Well it worked so I got dropped of in Plymouth at the start of the Luce Line trail. I took that to Winsted where I headed North on 6. Once I neared parts of the Dirt Bag course I jumped on it. It was further than I anticipated, 81 miles in 4 hours 15 minutes, but I felt pretty dang good.
The week ended bigger than I've had in a long time: 21.5 hours and almost 400 miles...solid.
I've yet to make a TNR due to life, etc but this is the week!