I met Paul at the Newtown Flagpole and we rode to the West Redding Market for breakfast. From there I headed down and up Giles Hill, which had a new layer of Black Butter and it was heavenly. The weather was perfect!
The ride home was hot, dusty and dry. Our summer hours started so I was able to leave a little early but the temperatures stayed in the low 80s. My eyes were really dry but I couldn't believe I wasn't having any allergic reactions.
The one thing I did differently this time was I tried riding with my new work backpack. It was certainly comfortable but when I got home and noticed the salt stains I think this is the end of the line of this bag for bike commuting.