We're enjoying an exceptionally warm stretch here after some unseasonably cool weather a week ago. Mrs slowrider and I blew off some home projects for a nice 25 miles and 2K ft, right in my wheelhouse. Nice ride to have out the garage door. Scenery was spectacular, although with the high sun and humidity the light wasn't optimal to bring out the colors. Temps in the upper 70's felt amazing. Along a similar route as last weekend except we added a little elevation going home. Along our new little two-track and hike-a-bike We skipped the popular secondary road through the valley; such a lovely road to drive, shitty road to interact with bicycles. I looped us around the other way for more gravel. I've always enjoyed the views along this road I planted the seed to upgrade her Journeyman, I think that itch is about to get scratched.