Dirt trails are more tiring than pavement. I know that should be obvious, but isn't it a big difference when you break off a trail to pavement? Wow. I was having some difficulty yesterday tooling around the experiment station dirt roads. It is getting a bit droughty around here and at least twice when I took tight corners I skidded out in the loose dry sand and soil. When I'm riding I take the opportunity to visit the bean and peanut plots, stopping to pull out any pigweed, lambsquarters and thistle that might be popping up over the canopy. I've let the purslane go so it is covering over the bare patches, likely doing more damage than I think by sucking up spare moisture.
I'm starting to wonder how I'll keep this up over winter. Maybe I'll join the Twin Cities club and at least once a week go to a gym practice.