My trip to North Carolina has been delayed until tomorrow. The car is in the shop getting a new ball joint installed. I also have a new turn signal lens to install. Those fixes should allow it to pass inspection, and then I can get the registration taken care of.
Since I won’t have a chance to ride again for at least three days, I decided to make this ride count. I tried to keep going steady even in the downhill sections. The only time I stopped pedaling was on the very steep downhill. When it flattened out, I was pedaling again. My body is adjusting well to the exercise, and I get stronger every day. Instead of creeping up the steepest part with frequent pedal rests, I gear down now and go at a steady pace. Love it.