Sunny, temperatures in the low 70's, a light wind all make for a wonderful day for a ride. So, that's what I did. There were quite a few other cyclists out enjoying the beautiful weather this morning.
I decided to head out towards Red Rock, west on Blue Diamond and then North on Hwy 159. I wasn't sure how far I would make it, so I decided to ride out for an hour and then turn around and head back home. Surprisingly I felt pretty good and made it all the way to Bonnie Springs Ranch. Total distance was 20.4 miles. My farthest ride in 2 years!
The bike did well. I still don't trust it yet and can't wait for my new rear wheel so I can trust it. Jay over at ProCyclery helped me spec out the wheel and I can't wait for it to come in. We have put together what I think will be a fairly bulletproof wheel. Of course to get that durability, it costs money. In this case its almost the cost of the bike.