Surprisingly, despite it being really hot out, my ride was pretty good last night. I did an hour trail ride, Ottawa to Princeton and back. I didn’t have any bike malfunctions, other than needing to stop at a road crossing and hitting my right knee on the end of my handlebars while unclipping. Ouch. I don’t know how I did that!
I did bring a lot of ice water in my hydration pack, so that certainly helped.
We had planned to go to a local BBQ place after our ride. We made it to the restaurant at 8:55 and the doors were locked. What? I guess they close at 9. Super bummer and we had to grab some drive-thru instead as there really isn’t much of a selection in Ottawa.
I have been researching some organized rides and races coming up. I have found a 50 mile gravel ride (at NIGHT!!!) on the 16th which sounds really cool. I am thinking I will sign up for that. No idea how long it will take me to ride 50 miles on hilly gravel roads, but it’s worth a shot!
Also, I have to admit I have fallen back in love with my bike again. Over the winter, I always forget how much I love outdoor riding. So happy to get to spend my nights outside now. If only I could find a cure for the ridiculous hot weather right now! Someone asked if I have a cooling vest recently. I do not have one. I am interested on hearing feedback if anyone has tried one!