I rode to work and then back home in warm weather. The afternoon sky smelled of rain, but I never felt a drop. The 7.7 mile round-trip was my normal route.
After I got home and took care of the dogs I rode out to Baxter Jack’s to watch Robin play volleyball. It started raining on the way. Once I locked up and got to the covered deck the skies opened up. It was really raining.
Once the storm passed, the volleyball games began. I watched her team lose (ouch). She had things to do, so we went our separate ways. I didn’t want to come straight home. It was raining, but not the torrential downpour we had earlier. I was still dressed for work, business casual, not the ideal wet weather gear, but I didn’t care.
I continued to Cumberland where I stopped for a beer and burger. I took the long way home from there, adding another 7.8 miles for the day, and completing my 30 Days of Biking project.
My mileage total for the month was 300.3. That’s not a great month for me, but considering how poorly this year has gone with my neck issues, it is an improvement. Here are the miles numbers for the year so far:
I forced myself to ride every day of the month, even if it were a very short ride, to get back in the habit of riding everywhere. Earlier in the year I took a bus, cab, or hitched a ride too often. I think I’m back on the bike for good now. I won’t be posting about every day’s ride, and I may not ride if I’m not going anywhere.