Jan and I took the morning off and hit the bike trail today. We rode 12.5 miles along the river, stopping briefly to watch the ducks with their newly-hatched ducklings and to enjoy the perfect weather. After a late breakfast, we rode home, pleased with ourselves for pushing the mile count about twice as far as the usual "let's go for a ride" ride.
My friend Don confirms this counts as a 25-mile ride, which is greatly reassuring to me. I honestly wasn't sure if two halves of a ride bifurcated by a lunch or museum visit could be lumped together in polite cycling society.
Because the distance was longer than Jan's usual ride, I picked my Raleigh Superbe for the outing as it would be a bit more in line with a relaxed pace. It performed beautifully and the Brooks B-72 was very comfortable. I think it'd be good for even longer rides without discomfort.
Here's the Superbe with Jan's Schwinn hybrid, waiting for us to return from our walk to the river's edge.