In the last 7 days:
|activity|| # ||time||miles||km||+m|
| ||Gravel Bike||1|| 5:29:00|| 73.3||(13.4/h)|| 117.96||(21.5/h)|
| ||Gym time||2|| 1:05:00|
| ||Spin class||1|| 50:00|
| ||Total||4|| 7:24:00|| 73.3|| 117.96|
Gym time 45:00 
In my mind, I climbed Texaco hill tonight. Long and steep were enough to deal with: I didn't add the challenge of loose gravel and a headwind this time.
Gym time 20:00 
Short but intense session with the Smith machine, free weights and abs.
I still say that Saturday's gardening session left me more sore than most gym sessions. But at least I get instant gratification: the yard is looking better!
Gravel Bike (Gravel hills) 5:29:00  73.3 mi (13.4 mph)
We always need to go 90 minutes from home to find hills. Today we went NE to Shetland. Our route roughly followed the Sydenham River so as to catch as much topography as possible. Very quiet gravel roads. And they were gravel. About half had been graded in the last few days so we were dealing with loose stones. We did 2 loops, with slight variations on the route each time. Oddly enough, on a short stretch of pavement at the AW Campbell Conservation Area, we met a guy on one of those elliptical "bikes". And it wasn't flat terrain there either.
One case of a very friendly dog following us so far we were about to turn around and take it back to its home. And two cases of a pack of dogs chasing us down the road (it was the same pack twice).
Absolutely beautiful weather. And the wild flowers were blooming in the woods. But the last quarter or so was pretty well into the wind on loose gravel. Just when I think I am getting stronger, I am totally humbled by the wind plus loose gravel combo. Like, 8 mph humbled. That distinct possibility gives me nightmares about Kansas.
I would say there is potential for a gravel event around there....What's not to love about a road called Gully Mor?
Spin class 50:00 
When your spin class instructor has mud on her bike shoes, she has cred!
Unimaginative class, but effective. 2-3 minutes hustling at standing climb then 2-3 minutes seated with thre same resistance, back to standing climb then seated gradual climb.
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