Last week had incredibly nice weather. Once I realized just how nice it was going to be, I was determined to ride to work every day. I didn’t quite achieve that goal. I rode three days, including taking the long way most days. I managed to turn a 33-mile round-trip into a 44-mile round-trip.
It was still quite cool each morning, but the evening ride was much warmer. Sunny skies were the norm (although I did get a few raindrops on Monday).
My new favorite route to work is more pleasant, but longer and hillier. I no longer have to ride the shoulder of a four-lane divided highway. My average speed to work remains the same, but my max speed is higher due to 35+ mph downhills. That is usually followed by a 6 mph uphill. 🙂
Once I make it to the Ohio River, the route is mostly flat, but the view is nice.