The forecast was for stellar weather and I wanted to honor the stellar by exercising outdoors. Lingered in bed a bit then made preparations for departure. Felt like I was going on vacation as I gathered stuff and bicycling on the riverfront did feel like a vacation of sorts.
|Headphones, check. Orange slices, check.|
I might have hit the trail by my lonesome but I wasn't alone. There were plenty of people to engage with and it was nice to see so many kids out.
There is a sizable hill before you make it to the end of the Riverfront Trail and to the Chain of Rocks Bridge. I hit the proverbial wall -- big time. That orange that I packed and ate while on the bridge was one of the best oranges that I've ever had.
|View From Chain of Rocks, Arch in the Distance|
|Up-Close View Again|
I racked up 22 miles which would represent a slow day for Patti*. Still, my appreciation for mileage has been renewed.
*Checked with Patti and she got in 31 miles...