Before taking off, I looked at Weather.com. Radar showed rain encircling the city. Storms to the east were moving north, then circulating back around to the south. The nearest threat seemed to be a cell north of Winona. It looked as if I could get the ride in, so I headed down the river. The sky was mostly full of clouds, but patches of blue were peeking through here and there. Puffy white clouds, lit up by the sun at their lofty peaks. There were also sheets of blue-gray clouds to the south and west, some of these extending right to the ground, revealing heavy rain. But nothing, I thought, to interfere with the ride.
It is a nice ride up County O, the most uniform of the climbs around here, I think. Long, but without a lot of changing from steep-to-gradual and back as is the case on many of the hills. There is an
It wasn't the OK ride I had planned, but it was an ok ride of 29.6 miles.
Total ~ 1818.1 miles