Today I decided to go for a short bike ride just to get out of the house. I had a goal of about 10 miles or so in mind. As I was riding east on Metcalf Rd it just seemed like it kept going on forever. I was determined to see what was at the end of it. Soon, I came up to a small patch of the road that was blocked off. So I detoured around it and managed to find my way back on Metcalf and past the blocked section.
Continuing on the long lasting road, I started to run out of water and was feeling a little bit tired. So I decided to turn around and head back. That’s when I noticed that I was not paying attention to the downgraded roads that I was riding on. So this means most of the trip on the way back was going to be on an incline. Not a good thing when you’re out of shape and just about out of water while riding on roads that’s loose dirt and rocks.
Needless to say, it was a struggle on the way back. I averaged about 10 MPH for the trip back and it seemed like it took forever. A big dog came out of nowhere, knocked me off of my bike, and scared the crap out of me. It just wanted to play and it ran back home after it knocked me over… thanks, Dog!
Here is my ride on Strava.