Bike hills 1:20:00  17.0 mi (4:42 / mi)
Rode up St. Croix trail to the barn- 6.2 miles. Big long hills, up and down due to River terrain. Afton has determined not to allow "progress" to take over the nature of the township, and so the roads are beautiful, windy and narrow and 55 mph. I see bikes here all the time, but I thought the ride was just a little scary. Probably if I were more experienced, I would realize that it's really entirely safe to try to be riding on a 4 inch white line with no shoulder as all this traffic goes whizzing by me.
Gave Spirit a good workout, and rode with my friend Jody for a while.... poles, playing around, talking.
I figured it might be worthwhile to see if the back way home were a bit better. I guess it's hard to say... it was 4.5 miles longer, on gravel/dirt roads a good bit of the way, hills were smaller. So I guess it's just different.