The previous day had been wet and we had storms and rain overnight so I new the mountain bike and horse trails would not be good to ride. This left me with the option of a road ride or a gravel ride on the 29er.
Of course the gravel option once again won over so it was inevitable that I would be riding alone. I've said it before and I'll say it again and again...I AM NOT A ROADIE! For this I do not apologize.
I ended up with being gone for 5 hours and 44 minutes. About 5 hrs. and 25 minutes of that was actual ride time. Every minute of it was a pleasure because I had time to take in the surroundings and enjoy the beauty without worrying about pace, or keeping a pace line and having to watch the wheel in front of me. Yah! I know I probably won't get any faster, but that is not what riding is all about for me.