A couple of hours in the smaller clear cut. Zack cut some trees that were broken or bent over and left me the clean up. In the process of limbing and dragging I found an area that was choked with grape vines, so spent a lot of time on that, too. Pretty tiring.
Hike1:07:25 3.35 mi (20:08 / mi) +83m18:41 / mi ahr:107 max:123 shoes: 2020 White Gel Kayanos
In McLean GR with Rhonda. This is part of a plan. Get her comfortable enough with finding her way around this loop that she can walk it while I run the 5.25 mile loop and finish at about the same time. So maybe one or two more of these walks and we can give it a try.
Gym (Ballista) 16:00 
This is getting easier. I'm sure it is doing me some good.
The rest of the clean-up of the downed trees in the clear cut. Also found a single rather robust barberry, so pulled it out the best I could. A bit of the root snapped off, so not 100% sure it won't be back, but I'll keep an eye out for it.
About an hour and a half of laurel wrangling and then grape vine dismantling. I had noticed quite a few vines growing in the smaller clear cut when I picked up flags the other day, so cut them off and pulled them down, all but one tenacious one. I'll let it dry out for a while and it will come down easily enough. The laurel wrangling was to widen the dog loop path, get rid of laurel and some pines that brush into me when I'm walking it. It'll take a while to do the whole thing.
cycling (ebike) 1:02:26 12.33 mi (5:04 / mi) +65m4:59 / mi ahr:99 max:135
With Rhonda from PV. Neither of us particularly spunky today, and somehow, unaccountably, Rhonda's seat was lowered. No idea who could have done it. So this included a couple of stops to adjust it, probably 7 or 8 minutes worth, looking at the track.
I decided I'm going to Tahoe for US Champs. Not sure if Rhonda is coming, but probably not. Anyway, seems like rooms are quite expensive, but I did get one. I'll wait on the plane ticket a bit until I see what Rhonda is thinking.
Hike1:14:34 3.65 mi (20:26 / mi) +88m19:01 / mi ahr:110 max:129 slept:8.0 weight:164.2lbs shoes: 2020 Blue Gel Kayanos
With Rhonda and Karen at the lake, while Glen ran. I might have run, too, but I would have had to do a lot of stretching and rolling first. Maybe later.
Hike1:51:20 4.59 mi (24:15 / mi) +324m19:53 / mi ahr:110 max:209 shoes: 2020 Blue Gel Kayanos
Down Doyle Rd, then Tunxis Trail up to the first overlook, and back. Quite a while since we had done this, and a lot harder now than whenever it was we had been here last. Doyle Rd was passable by car 20+ years ago, now hopelessly eroded, with plenty of trees to climb over, too.
Peter was wondering if Rhonda was getting all her hiking in, and I had to tell him that she was still running up over 20,000 steps a day. It was her hiking partner who was lagging behind. But today I managed to keep up.
Included about a 10 minute stop to receive a phone call from my old friend Bob Schissler.