Just undet 100 miles yesterday with countless stops and starts including 50 miles of concretescape from Peoria to Gilbert. Legs felt fantastic and I finally adapted to the backpack. Averaged over 13 mph including two lunch breaks and helping two women change a flat … on their car. New Rivet saddle breaking in nicely; so happy to have persevered. I knew panniers sucked but it took a lot of time and discomfort to make so many adaptations so quickly. Faster, lighter, more nimble, and cheaper: pick four.
Today is a hard day with much climbing.