Thursday is an off day from work for me. More times than not I put in a longer ride. While I still get a long ride in, recently I've had commitments in the afternoon that had me on a time constraint. Yesterday I was free! Well sort of, I still wanted to be home to cook and such.
I usually procrastinate a bit, letting it warm up, but yesterday I was out pedaling the Evergreen by 7:30. Mostly to get some miles in before the real wind kicked in. Per our status quo the wind was out of the NW with a bit more West. I made my way up the River Road to 450th street. About here the wind was really whipping. I took 450th to it's end and headed North and West. I didn't have a real destination in mind, just turn for home at 12:30...about 5 hours in.
For whatever reason I didn't want to cross hwy 71. Thus I eventually stuck to a more Northern path. 12:30 came and I made my way for home passing through Browerville, Long Prairie, not quite Grey Eagle to Melrose. Battling the wind and soft gravel much of the day I opted for the Wobegon and a tailwind for the last stretch. Ahhhh.