Bicycle Diaries

30 years riding, 15 years writing

Labor Day Rain

Rain on Labor Day, never fails.

Finishing up my first lap around the McAlpine and it started to rain. On a hot day like today it was a welcome event, cooled me down and gave me impetus to pedal faster on the main trail.

There’s not much more speed I can conjure up, the main trail is rather bumpy and the inner trails, with all the new growth, makes it really hard to see around the bends.

Feeling really good, all the work I’ve put in doing yard work has paid off, my legs muscles are well formed by now, the quads are defined.

distance 14.7 miles, average speed 13.5 mph.