… I went on a ride with Tim. Tim sent an email this morning to let me know he had some free time for a ride. I knew I wouldn’t ride without a little prodding, and that email was all the prodding I needed.
I rode Nermal (poor Oria is feeling ignored), and he performed well. Since we weren’t on brick back-alleys this time, nothing rattled loose. We did go off-road for a stint since it was just two of us on fat-tired bikes. That part of the ride was a narrow, smooth path through the woods. There were a few places where we had to get off, and carry the bikes over downed trees.
The weather was beautiful. There were many people out: on road bikes, mountain bikes, hybrid bikes, rollerblades, joggers, strollers, and dogs.
Tim mentions that I seemed stronger. I don’t feel stronger than I did a few weeks ago, but I have put a lot of miles on the bike recently, so maybe I am. Our average pace was only 12.8 MPH, but we weren’t trying to go fast.
Today was my birthday, and all things considered, it was a good one.