Great day for a ride

While most of the masses were watching the Super Bowl, I took advantage of the empty roads and put a 115 miles or so on the cycle. While the miles weren’t huge, it was 3+ hours in the saddle and I wasn’t uncomfortable at the end and could have easily kept on going. Doesn’t sound like much, but, that 10-day Oshkosh trip in July isn’t going give me the luxury of stopping every hour.

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Cheeky GPS Routing

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