And, considering the drama of yesterday, it was kind of an uneventful day today all around, which, frankly, was just fine with me, thank you very much. I woke up stiff and aching and bruised and if I'd been home I might have just said, "how 'bout we take it EASY today" but I'm not home and taking it easy, by laying around, is not an option. We have a mobile life here and if I didn't ride I'd still have to pack, ride - in a van - unpack. Riding seemed the better option.
And riding was fine. 63 miles. Easy. Flat or really easy rises and falls. 1 degree climbs. Compared the the 18 degree combs of our recent days, today might as well have been flat.
Fine by me. Just fine.
So it's not really a "rest day" but I'm resting, doing my laundry, mailing things back home, things like my heavy fleece and my down jacket. It's in the 80s here and I think I'm done with those extra warm layers.
And it is early enough that a nap is an option and that sounds pretty good to me.
Cheers to you all. And thank you for your notes. I really am fine.
Oh - we rode by a small church today with one of those changeable signs out front. It said, "Never pass up an opportunity to say I love you." Nice, yes? Keep that in mind. Life is a fragile and important thing. Don't forget.