The weather today was discussed infrequently, which meant it was a great day to ride - cooler than yesterday and the wind remained favorable. The route was relatively short, 31 miles, but we were either ascending or descending (6%). So we were either going fast while coasting or going slow and working hard.
Not surprising, I am finding the riding to be more pleasant and easier than our last trip. The pace is slower and we are taking longer and more frequent rests. Lisa, on the other hand, is finding it to be a greater challenge and more difficult, physically and mentally.
My next challenge is to quickly learn everyone's name.