Deranged Touring Cyclist
18mi today. Roads and trails were about the most crowded I've seen. With temps in the 60's and dirt routes turned into muddy wallows by the melting of recent snow, everyone seemed to end up getting pushed onto paved routes. It seems my recent rest day was not enough: I flat struggled to complete my relatively flat route, and really felt the few hills. Canine companion Chip and his trailer did not help in that respect, but I'm long since over worrying about that. He garnered more than his share of attention and even some accolades from passing roadies. Good times.