So today it is a beautiful blue sky, big view, pretty day, and it is also the day that I would normally do my 100 mile ride at Elephant Rock. So, I am jealous. Where are the hellacious headwinds? The afternoon storm? Anyway, so this morning I decided to go farther on the bike today, but more like 20, and just flat on the bike path. I did 17 yesterday and that was OK. Then I was riding and thought, how about 25? Then I could see Pikes Peak taunting me and I wanted to get closer. I just couldn't make myself turn around. And so I went until the bike path ended, 33 miles total. Oops! (One shouldn't double their longest ride). I just ride slow yet, so it took a while, and by the end my legs were really hurting, but my knees weren't so much. We will see how they fare the rest of the day. The last 2 miles, my battery had died on my wireless shifting, so I couldn't shift the cassette anymore. I guess I ride enough that I have to remember to charge this again.
I got to see a deer bounding through a meadow, lots of pretty views of the river, birds and prairie dogs playing, a "Brake for Snakes" sign and a baby snake, people riding horses. Very pretty day and I got to bike enough to not be jealous.