Today’s ride was solo into the San Juan National Forest. Kate wanted to go for a run so I got the chance to haul butt into the mountains. The last time I rode into the forest was over 2 months ago. Since then we have had a lot of rain and the mountains are really green.
I stuck to the forest roads today. With all of the recent rain the roads had a number of large puddles. That means the trails were in even worse condition and the worst thing you can do is ride a bike on a wet trail. The tires sink into the mud. Then when the trail drys out your tire ruts are permanent structures ruining everyone’s day.
The weather was perfect and I had a great ride. Too good. I was supposed to ride for 2 hours and 15 minutes, but ended up out for 2 hours and 50 minutes. I got home, showered, and took a nap. It was a good day.
I was pretty wiped out after the ride. As a show of commitment to the challenge I did 1 honorary burpee before bed. Tomorrow I will get back on track.