Wine country riding
Nine weeks left until our cross country adventure begins means the weekend rides have ramped up in duration and distance. Now it is is normal to ride up to five or six hours on Saturday and Sunday. This weekend I rode out to wine country which is about a 90 mile round trip from my home in Portland. It might look peaceful but the headwinds can be brutal. The reward for battling the three hour, head-down, battle (aside from the views and rolling hills) is a perfect tailwind all the way back to Portland.