A longer ride was overdue. I can’t remember my last ride over the 100k milestone. Rides in the 30 – 50 mile range are fairly normal, but I’d like to get past the 100 mile mark at least a couple of times this season. Today’s target was 100k, and it was plenty challenging.
I could have chosen an easier route. Located north and west of my house, it included more climbing than my local roads. Similar to my local routes, however, more than half the miles were on gravel.
My favorite rest stop is probably the Rosston General Store. It is always good to include that in a loop route. I headed almost directly north through Era to Muenster. Then took a sweeping west to south to east route through Rosston and the Ramble route back home.
The first couple of hours into the wind were a bit of work. But when I was able to turn south, I made good time down to Rosston. Tailwinds and sweeping downhills make for delightful riding.