Between my son's baseball games, my daughter's softball games and practices and the rain, getting a ride in has been difficult. I was determined to get one in today -- despite the continued weather uncertainty -- and was glad when Bob returned my call with thumbs up.
We met at Greene Square Park shortly after 2 p.m. and departed for Ely. With portions of the trail flooded, we took the road route out of town until -- about four miles in -- Bob's chain broke. Poor guy has a beautiful new bike, yet the same bad luck.
Bob walked his bike home, reasoning, "at least it's exercise," while I continued onto Ely. Strong headwinds and an attack bird presented challenges on the outbound route. Inbound was smooth sailing with strong tailwinds. Got in a little over 20 miles in about 90 minutes.
And now it's raining with tornadic activity in the area. I hope Bob made it home.