all day long, i was trying to think of where to ride. then i had an epiphany, why does a ride need a destination? being a fun ride, the destination is home, by way of who knows where.
I headed out, still not knowing my route, and wound up heading to New Vinyard. then i took a crossover road to Strong, right by Porter Lake (some nice twisties, if you can handle the road condition). leaving strong, i headed back toward Farmington, but not to home, yet. at which point i realized there was road construction just out of Strong, with gravel. not the nicely packed variety, but the looser variety, with pea sized stones, aka marbles.
once back in Farmington, i headed toward Wilton, but turned onto Rt 133. then a left onto Rt 156, through Chesterville, and some weak twisties, then back toward Farmington. at this point, i started to realize my AirHawk2 seat pad had gone flat on me.
dang neighborhood cats! so i cut short a perfectly good aimless ride, and headed home. looks like i will have to dunk the air-bladder into water and find the leak.
but overall, it was a good ride to build up my distance more, and fun as well.