and then had some (planned) minor surgery which had been postponed due to the unplanned major surgery at the beginning of the year. So, off the bike for three weeks, which just ended today.
Two more outings on the NP-Banks Vernonia Trail perm pop (read all about how very cool this route is in your most recent American Randonneur!), once with Ray and Steve, and once with Ray and Susan.
Great weather both times, and, for the June outing, my quickest time since last July. Not clear if it is because I am feeling better, or because the Lake Vernonia detour is finally finished, but I'll take it.
On June outing, there was also a bike swap around Lake Vernonia, because I wanted to give Susan's Wicked a spin. We are just about the same height, and wear the same size shoes, so it is easy to do that. I was also trying out a new saddle, and stopped to adjust it a couple of times. It wants more setback than my current seatpost, so today I got another seatpost out of the parts bin and installed it (see also: couldn't lift heavy things until today either).