The wind on Saturday was all over the place. Every time I checked the weather app it had a different prediction. In the end "light and variable" won. Charlie met up at my house around 8:00 and we were off. The wind direction was no longer conducive for a ride to Darwin so we switched it up and headed East and North.
Benton County gravel is still Benton County gravel...chunky and soft. Once we hit Mille Lacs County it changed. We crossed Hwy 169 to do some exploring in the Mille Lacs Wildlife Management Area. Such a great spot. Too much to explore in one day. We had a bit of a time constraint so it was back across 169 to home.
It felt like we had a headwind most of the day. Nothing bad, as the wind was low, but enough to let you know it was there. The temperature was perfect. It really was a great day for riding.