Dean and I got out today for a ride that actually resembled a real training ride!! Weather was somewhat more agreeable, with the temp a balmy 19 degrees, but windchill was 5 (a dramatic decrease in the winds, which had been 30+mph all week). Ground is again frozen solid, so footing was decent overall with only some icy places to look out for.
Got not only around the fields I have been riding in, but actually up the Sugarloaf trail. It has a mile climb that gains about 500 feet in elevation and I was pleased with the fact Dream wanted to motor up it at a solid trot (though not wanting her to overdo it, I did insist on walking part of it). She never even broke a sweat (unlike poor Sultan, who was soaked by the time we were done).
By the time we were done, I couldn't feel my feet but boy my brain (and Dream's) was happy.
01/12/13 dream 4.83 miles 4.1 mph 33.72 total miles
01/19/13 dream 2.34 miles 3.1 mph 36.06 total miles
01/21/13 george 5.27 miles 4.3 mph 41.33 total miles
01/30/13 dream 2.03 miles 3.9 mph 43.36 total miles
02/02/13 dream 6.92 miles 5.0 mph 50.28 total miles