As part of my goal to ride a century this year, I'm trying to increase the distance I ride by ten miles every couple of weeks. The plan for Saturday's long ride was 50+ miles, so I thought I would ride for a bit off the pavement.
In order to get to the gravel I first had to ride 24 miles of mostly smooth, scenic pavement.
Apparently, I wasn't alone in the woods.
This was a good place to stop for a bite to eat.
I think I've finally broken in my saddle. The entire ride was pretty much pain free.
After 10.5 miles, I hit the end of the gravel. It was right about here that I started hearing a not very nice noise coming from my drivetrain. I stopped to check it out, but couldn't find anything wrong. After a few minutes of riding on the pavement the noise went away. Must have just been some dirt gumming up the works.
The last 17 miles were back on pavement. The scenery was still very nice.