Creek crossings and monkey sightings. What a great first ride back.
Strava for this ride. I'm not really into tracking my rides at all. But it's fun to experiment with the latest and greatest technology out there. This app does a fantastic job of tracking a lot of data and presenting it in an easy-to-use interface. It even allows you to virtually compete with other riders out there. It really is useful if you're into tracking your stuff. Was it for me? Nah. I don't like all that data in my head when I'm riding. It distracts me from why I like to ride. I stopped tracking mileage and times a long time ago. Don't get me wrong. I understand why others do it. But my capacity to turn my brain off is fairly limited. So, for me, it's just easier to crank the pedals and get more miles without this type of thing in my head.
It was a huge opportunity for thanksgiving as I rode yesterday. That was my longest period off the bike in years. So I was antsy to get back on. Yesterday's weather and route could not have been better. I was extremely grateful.
Get out there.
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