biking - red bike 3:18:39 46.4 mi (4:17 / mi) +3622ft 3:59 / mi
Today was the long-distance orienteering so I did a longish ride. Wasn't the time of day or the start/finish point that I would have chosen, but you take what the possibilities are.
Nippy this morning, mid-40s, bit of fog around. Started at the parking for the Long, so the first 3 miles were mostly downhill, last thing you want for starting out on a cold morning. But I gave myself a talking to -- just ignore the cold and it will pass -- and in fact the cold did pass.
And then a nice loop up in the Vermont hills. Several steep climbs, but at least they weren't too long. Still, would have been easier if the legs hadn't felt dead right from the start, and I don't think they ever got any better. Just one of those days.
Stopped to refuel at 25 miles at the general store in Sharon, as I was carrying neither food nor drink. Fortunately there is always a little money in the saddlebag.
And then I would have been totally happy to finish in downtown Hanover, avoiding the last couple of miles uphill, but that was not the program...
Still, glad to got out, saw some nice country, and no falls.
Has a nice chat with Tuulikki Salmenkyla, mother of Anton, daughter of Juhani (who I met many times over the years at European events). She's been helping the Junior Team with arrangements in Finland (that's where JWOC 2017 is), plus was with them at JWOC this summer. She had good things to say about Erin and the program and the group of kids, lots of progress, just have to make sure we stick with it because things takes time.