August 26 (Wednesday) - 14.5 miles after work on the roads. Solo from my house, up 113 to Albany/Conway and back into Madison up Tasker Hill / Allard Hill to Eidelweiss and through around the ponds and then back down. Good rolling loop...over 1000 ft. Humid but not too bad. 6:26 pace overall for the 14.5...slightly working on some of the climbs but pretty much within myself the rest of the time and starting to feel normal again. 6:25s would be a deal breaker though.
On the way up 113 I saw ANOTHER dead porcupine on the side of the road but this time about 1.5 miles from my house.