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Last year was the first ride planned with GPS software. When it suggested an average speed of fifteen or twenty miles per hour for many mountain roads, I thought, “shoot, we ride faster than that,” doubled the rate and had it recalculate how far we could go in a day.

 

That was a mistake. Unloaded, well-sprung bikes could ride fast, yeah, but not us. We ended up with some long days in the saddle. “Not this year,” I thought. I shortened our total route by a hundred miles or more but to keep it fun added in all the ATV trails I could find along our way, even a bit of single track to try.

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Taken on September 3, 2011