the rain cleared out of the area by noon today, so i took time to ride tonight. i didn't push really hard most of the time. i just kept a steady, rhythmic cadence and kicked it up a notch now and then.
i rode straight out to a mile past anson road and turned around. when i got back to anson road, i turned north and rode hard into the north wind for a mile. turning around, i cruised back to the highway at well over 20mph.
i turned west again on u.s. 160 and headed toward home. at conway springs road i took another detour north. this time i tapped out two miles before turning around.
back on u.s. 160, i debated whether i should take another northbound out and back on argonia road. i wavered this way and that and finally let the dwindling light make the decision for me. though i had lights on and could've safely done a couple more miles, i turned on pine street and rolled easily into the drive way just before dark. (33.89 miles @ 18.2mph)