Out and back to the Highlands. Nice ride with a beautiful sunset. Had some mysterious chain issues. I just kept putting it back on (I pretended to know what I was doing everytime real riders passed me).
I was pretty much covered in grease, but I must've done something right as the last 6 or seven miles were smooth.
Big day on the bike today. Rode some gravel, part of Landsdown Trail, and the Columbia Trail. We saw an escaped pig (see photo), and some chickens. I enjoyed a fruit smoothie and shared some coffee and an apple cider donut at the coffee spot on Columbia Trail. We were psyched they let us use the drive thru. We saw two black bears on Long Road that were just far enough away to not totally freak us out. We decided getting away was a better choice than asking them to pose for pics. Eventful and long day, but it was good to shock the system and get a bigger ride in.
Have to say, mornings like this are my least favorite weather, air so heavy and gross I just don’t feel good.
One of the coaches from the NICA team told me about a big tree down at our practice park, so I went to take care of it. For those who have not experienced it, getting 20+ kids around a big tree it’s a much longer process than it should be. On that note, we have 39 kids this year.
This one was fairly impressive as it managed to block the trail in three spots and was about 18” at the trunk. My new EGO saw tore right through this in no time. After that, I spent some time trimming some exceptional sharp prickers to round out about 50 min.
After that, just a slow ride to scout the trails for NICA, which starts this week.
Oh, and the berries are popping.
To cap off yesterday, I did some bonus miles and I got in a nice spin around the point with the family. This morning I got back to exploring more of Cape May. It was warm and not crazy humid so I’ll take it.
Day 11!! Sore from a fall at Allaire yesterday, so opted for a mellow road ride w the Mrs until we got the call that we were out of milk for pancakes, so then it became a solo road ride as she had more important matters to attend to…