It's a rare day when we get a north wind and good riding weather here in NTX. DH was to ride first with my ride following, but he didn't feel up to it this morning, so I got the first ride of the day.
I loaded up the water bottles, and checked my gear, and added some snacks to the bike bag. The sun was shining, but the temps in the high 60's to low 70's. I opted for the Craft Sun Sleeves, to protect my arms instead of sunscreen. The sleeves work really well, and are around SPF50, plus they are highly evaporative of moisture so they really cool you off. If I could find some for my legs, I'd buy 'em!
The run down 543 was indeed sweet, and I averaged 24mph according to Strava. That was a PR for me, which was nice--a little bit of ego-boo, after a month of mostly being off the bike. When I got home, the knees were a bit tired, and once on Nemesis Hill, the quads tried to cramp up a little, mostly from lack of use recently, than any tendency of mine to cramp up.
At home, DH met me at the door in his ride gear, ready at last to test out his injured knee. I'm glad he got out too, as it is a truly lovely day for a ride!