Apparently my aspirations were high for this ride. It was 95 degrees and the heat just destroyed my energy level and my will to ride. At the end of the day I did get a ride in. As I've said before, any day on the dirt is a good day. But this ride is a testament that some are better than others.
I'm just a guy in Northern California that loves riding bikes. Most of my time is spent on a mountain bike. I also own a single speed for around town and commuting. Last but not least I own a cross bike. I couldn't bring myself to buy a road bike just so I could do long road rides that had more climbing than I could handle on the SS. That was my compromise. I'm originally from Pennsylvania and have that blunt east coast attitude. Some people love it, some people hate it. Either way I wake up in the morning.