Yes, there was a silver lining despite changes in ride plans today. I had to cancel riding with Clark because I have a dinner at 5:30 that I cannot miss. I didn’t think I could do the Bird to Gird(wood) trail, plus have lunch / beers and make it back in 3-4 hours (probably 30-40 miles). So, I decided to go for a ride myself because it was too beautiful to stay inside. The ride was totally organic with absolutely no plan. I ended up doing 13 miles through Far North Bicentennial Park. My proudest accomplishment? I was able to do every single hill, both up and down, without walking at all – even the steepest hills! Woohoo. My 125 pound squats must be really making my legs strong.
If you look at the map and notice the whacky bit at the end: that was Pepper Ann escaping from the garage when I pulled my bike in … I had to chase after her and ended up using two other Boston Terriers as live decoys to trap her and put her on a leash. Ugh. She’s such a booger. She immediately ran for JBER :) Gotta love a dog that loves being in the woods!