After being off the bike for more than two weeks while on vacation and with temperatures hovering in the mid-70s to low 80s F, I was anxious to get back out onto the bike. Sunny skies and warming temperatures make for enjoyable afternoon rides.
Monday's ride highlights the yellow blooms of rapeseed on my way south of town, up a steep switchback to the top of a canyon, and then back.
|Rapeseed in full bloom|
Monday's ride has an elevation profile (shown below) highlighting the lumpy nature of the Palouse.
|Turn-around at top of the climb and heading back to town|
|Nearing the top of a climb out of the valley|
|Descent into a valley|
|Rolling hills can be leg-breakers|