I had been planning a longer ride this morning and I actually got to execute the plan. I got the bike ready and rolled away at 8:40 or so. There was little wind, bright sunshine and temps in the 70's - a glorious day for a ride.
I headed out Blue Diamond road with a slight tailwind. I was feeling fairly strong and I just spun away. I made it out to the Gypsum mine in 35 minutes. Made it to Bonnie Springs in just under an hour. I continued on to Spring Mountain ranch. It was a hair over 10 miles from my house to here. I stopped and drank some powerade and decided that was far enough for the day.
Truth be told, I was feeling a bit saddle sore and decided it as prudent to head home. I turned and started back down towards home. The effort of riding uphill on the way out was rewarded with the lovely downhill ride on the way home.
I was coasting and floating down the road towards home and it was wonderful.
When I got home I uploaded the data from my Garmin to the various sites including Strava, where I learned I had set a personal best. I hadn't been trying, but having everything working well and not mechanical issues allowed this to happen.