Wind shifted to the North yesterday afternoon so Valparaiso was on the docket for the day. The slight breeze really had a bite this morning. Didn't really warm up until around noon. Hands and feet needed a warm up by the time we hit Valpo.
Lots of rollers up North
Hit the some of Bohemian Alps on the way to Valpo. Great interval training. Pin in up the climbs and recover on the downside.
Tvrdy's in Valpo
Hit the convenience store in Valpo for a day old donut and a cup of coffee for 90 cents. Ah yeah.
No barking or aggression. He/she just wanted to go for a run. Followed us for a mile or so before we stopped and gave it some love. The dog ate up the attention.
We tried to get the dog to head back home after we stopped and regrouped, but it kept chasin'. So we opened it up on a downhill to try and drop the pooch, but the darn thing was still keepin' up at 26 mph! At this point we started to get worried cuz we were 3 to 4 miles from it's home and it didn't appear to be tiring out one bit and it also didn't heed our proclamations to "Go home!". Was it gonna follow up all the way back to Lincoln? Eventually a minivan crested over the gravel roller ahead of us. We stopped to get the dog out of the on coming traffic cuz it was running all over the place and we didn't want to see the dog get hit. As the minivan approached the dog immediately stopped and laid down on all fours. Wow, that was cool. I've never seen a dog do that when a car rolled up on it. Well, luck happened to be on our side today cuz the minivan driver was the dog's owner. The owner laughed and told us the dog belonged to his family. A youngster in the back of the van opened the door and the energetic pup jumped into the van with the rest of the fam. Awesome. Happy ending for everyone.
Great rides this weekend! More next weekend!