Ready and waiting.
There were a good number of cars in the parking lot. I'm guessing there were more than a few Mohican 100 racers out on training rides. The weather was just perfect, 55 degrees and sunny, as I rolled out.
I was not certain how much I was going to ride today, but I did a better job of packing food for this ride than the last. About five miles in a downed a GU and was feeling good vibes about going for a full lap. My handling seemed to be on today and I was enjoying front suspension. The gears were nice too.
Coming up to the covered bridge I met two fisherman who looked to be having a good day. I stopped and chatted for a couple minutes as I admired their catch.
After adding some more food to the tank I started up the climb and continued to feel good. I reached the second trailhead and was excited to see the trail ahead was open. At this point I figured I would ride down to mile 19 and see how I felt.
Feeling good in the pine forest.
At 19 I crossed the road and stopped for my last bit of food. May as well keep it going now. Within a mile I was slowing down and felt some pending leg cramps. After a little bit of slower riding I seemed to recover and felt a good push to the finish.
It was a much better ride than my last one at Mohican and I really enjoyed the day. It was a nice time out in God's creation the day before celebrating our risen saviour!