I’ve been unable to get on the bike due to weather and a few personal issues but that is all behind me now. I got up and the temperature was 65°F with a light wind. It was time to ride. To get my legs back in shape I decided to go to a town just southwest of me, Spencer. It’s a small town with a population of only 764. At least it has a downtown.
I got on the bike and the legs complained a little. There was a wind coming from the south and I started to mentally complain and then I remembered HTFU (Harden The F**k Up) and buckled down. It doesn’t take many miles from my house to find open roads and barns (a couple of my favorite things). I was a little surprised by the amount of birds of all kinds that I saw and heard.
Once I turned west on Route 162 and out of the wind I was flying. I was able to comfortably ride at twenty miles per hour.
Spencer itself is a small town with an intersection with a store, bank and auto shop. It’s not a lot to look at. It will be more interesting when I go just a few more miles south into Amish country.
There was construction to the west of town so I headed home going north. There were a lot of large trucks on Route 301 so I got off as soon as I could and headed home. It was a beautiful day for a ride. 21.5 miles is a good start for these aging legs. Now for the stats.