This has been a good day.
Woke up this morning and drove up to Lanesboro, MN where Steph and I hopped on our bikes and followed the Root River State Trail all the way to Rushford. That’s a mere 19 miles away. When we got there, we turned around and headed back. Total distance ridden – 38 miles in 3 hrs, 23 minutes.
Once back in Lanesboro, we had a delicious lunch at the Pedal Pusher Cafe, one of our favorite restaurants in the area. Really should go there more often.
Believe it or not, we did have a purpose for this aside from our usual demented nature. I’m one of the organizers for a 150km Relay Race for Luther’s Sesquicentennial celebration and a portion of the course follows the route we biked today. We had to scope out exchange points and anything else worthy of note. One of those notes was a very friendly dog that ran with us for 9 miles, outpacing us for the entire time (and we were doing 5 minute miles) until his owner met him at the next town.
Back home in Decorah, there was no rest for the weary as I changed and headed out to play 2.5 hours of Ultimate Frisbee. I played Ultimate a great deal as a kid and only this past year discovered that there is an ‘open’ league that plays games every Sunday. It attracts all sorts of people – good, bad, young, old – and the focus is on fun. So I fit in great. I call it my social event of the week.
After Ultimate, Steph and I ate dinner before heading down to the bowling alley. We’re in a league with a handful of other couples (and Steph’s parents). Level of play varies from good to lousy. I fit in the lousy category today but last week I set a high score (174) and followed that up with a 100. Whoops. It’s all fun though since everybody cheers for everyone else.
And now you know why I call it a good day. Now it’s time for bed. Night night.