Construction on the bridge closed the trail. Riding on gravel is really nerve wracking, so I am not eager to do that again!
Today he decided I was ready for more miles so we went from Pleasanton to Walnut Creek on the Iron Horse trail. The weather was odd - thankfully we had some low clouds most of the day, with little direct sun. It was humid but not terribly hot. Six miles or so of the return trip was up a 2-3% grade which really took a toll on my knees. Then at about the 28 mile point the wind started up so I was pretty miserable.
After about 5 hours of riding (a stop at the Farmer's Market and another one for a snack) and a documented 42 miles, we made it home. I went straight for the Advil...
Then we grabbed our swim suits and headed for the Jacuzzi at the gym. The hot, bubbly water and the Advil did their work and I was no longer feeling so sore, After a shower we went out for a Margarita and I felt much better!