Cycling Date: Wednesday 07-October-15
Mileage: 45 miles
Weather: Gorgeous! Cloudless skies. Warm sun. Upper 40s to start. Upper 60s to end. A nice tailwind for most of the day.
Highlights of the day:
This must be getting boring to read. It was another beautiful day for a bike ride. Crystal clear skies. Deep blue. Some foliage color starting to show itself. Gentler hills. Oh and a tailwind. We might have to pay it back later in the week with a bit of rain but we’ll focus on the now and enjoy every minute of it!
Today’s route quickly worked its way to Rte 17 E and we followed it all the way to Rockland. It’s a little busier than the country roads we were on yesterday but with a nice wide shoulder and some lovely new stretches of pavement, it provided a pleasant way to get us back to the coast and seafood. There were hills. We did climb. But nothing like yesterday. By the numbers, we climbed only 600-700 feet less than yesterday. That doesn’t seem like much of a difference. However, one needs to factor in ZERO double digit grades and some rollers timed well such that riders could get enough speed going downhill to make it most of the next climb. It was a shorter, faster day with more mileage. We like!!
The day ended with walks along the shore, a few ice cream cones, and a nice dinner at a café known for its good food and use of local products. Have I mentioned that I love my job?