The heated grip of summer is loosening here in the Carolina’s. I for one know it couldn’t come soon enough. It has been a brutally hot summer this year. One for the books. I’ll be glad to wave it goodbye.
This morning, with the crisp morning temps calling my name, I did my first long ride into work. 10.7 miles. It was heaven. A rode a route I mapped out years ago and became quite familiar with it. Back in 2011 and 2012 I rode quite a bit into work. In those 2 years, I amassed 2,500 miles just riding to work. (6,000 miles total) To put that into perspective, this year I have ridden 460 miles into work. I’m riding with more frequency this year, just shorter commutes.
Not this morning though. This morning was awesome.
The route was a bit more hillier (is that a word?) than I remember. UPHILL that is. I was churning along though.
This afternoon’s ride back will put me over 1,000 miles for the year. My 4th best year, out of the last 9. I’ll take it.
Tomorrow will be another long ride as well. The weather is just too nice to NOT ride in further.