Mr. Tux, Tuxley, and I cycled 54 miles on Saturday. We were on the road by 8:20AM and made it back home by 4:00PM. A friend of ours rode about 4 miles with us. He was just coming back from a ride and met up with us as we were headed out. He rode back out on the trail with us for a few miles before heading home. Tuxley was very unsure of him. The G Man rides a trike and Tuxley was suspicious of somebody riding along at his level. He threw many dirty looks at the G Man before opting for his sulking doxie routine.
We rode the first quarter of the ride and stopped for breakfast. I had half a veggie & hummus sandwich, some delicious baked french toast, home-style potatoes, and a thing of chocolate milk. Pure heaven. Mr. Tux had the same french toast and potatoes, with half a banger, a lemon bar, part of a turkey sandwich and some chocolate milk. We love our chocolate milk. After our breakfast stop, we continued on our ride out along the trail.
For lunch, we stopped at a favorite cafe of ours that is finally accessible by the trail now that the snow has melted. (This is the same trail that we cycled on up to the snow line a few weeks ago.) Lunch was delicious as normal. The cafe owner remembered Tuxley from last year and even gave him a dog biscuit. Tuxley loved it. The owner is really friendly and owns a couple dachshunds of his own. Mr. Tux enjoyed a mango smoothie and cinnamon roll for lunch. I nibbled on a piece of sourdough toast, a bag of Doritos, and a mango smoothie. Very tasty.
Heading home, we got hit with the headwind again. We had looked at the weather report before leaving and knew the risk of a strong headwind. Yet, cycling is like a drug. We couldn’t resist the beautiful sunshine and clear sky even if it meant a headwind coming home. Halfway home, we stopped again to nibble the other halves of our sandwiches from breakfast. We also stopped again about three quarters of the way home for some nuts and a Pemican bar. Because of fighting the headwind all the way home, it was essential that we kept consuming calories so we could make it home and not burn out.
Less than two miles from the house, the storm the wind had been blowing in hit. We got sprinkled on. Just as we rolled into our garage, the rain really started coming down. The sky opened up and just dumped. We were so thankful to have made it safely home before the rain hit. Overall it was another wonderful ride. We were a bit sore on Sunday, but still considering going riding. Instead we settled for doing yard work and cleaning around the house. I am looking forward to our next cycling outing. This past week, we rode a total of 3 rides and over 100 miles. Well on our way to reaching our total mileage goal for the year.