June 30th – A rest day, a day for bike maintenance and feeling a little bit down after the exertions of the previous days. The weather was less warm and it felt a bit like that had been summer.
I slipped out in the afternoon for a gentle spin and cruised a loop of Brownhills on a test ride. I felt OK, fluid, and not stiff, but I was already yearning to be out again – but the wind was quite strong and I really wasn’t into it. I ran some errands and caught up with things.
The landscape at Home farm was beautiful in its high summer jacket, and on the positive side, it does look now like summer has started.
As my ride reminded me, perhaps this was the start, not the end.