In a word, today sucked (the word being "sucked"). It was raining this morning when I took the puppy out and the only good part about the day is that the rain had stopped by the time of the ride. The temperature was in the low fifties and it was windy. And, for whatever reason, S decided to take us on a lumpy ride. I don't think I would have minded the hills so much if it either weren't so windy or if it hadn't been so miserable yesterday. All this to say, my legs were tired and just like water-soaked logs: heavy and useless.
Everyone on the ride (all five of us!) really didn't want to be there, but was only there because we felt everyone else wanted to be. As soon as this was sorted out, we decided at mile 9 (right next to my apartment! the tease!) that we would only ride a total of 15 miles instead of the originally planned 25. I was fine with that, believe me.
Again, this was a character building ride, and I'm glad I went (though I am also glad, sort of, that we didn't go the whole distance).
Maximum speed: 28.1 mph
Average speed: 12.3 mph
Distance: 16.26 mi