I was scratching my head for something to do, today, so I hopped on my bike and went north. I got to Markham, turned right, went around the zoo, and came back down to Kingston road. Then it was the usual grind against the series of hills and the persistent headwinds. All in, a 57km trip.
One big, big improvement this time over previous trips – the straps on my pedals. I can't overstate what an improvement this was. My sustained speeds were higher, the amount of wear on my legs and feet was way down, and I had no incidents of a foot slipping off the pedal, even on some of the worst surface conditions I've seen in a long time (Steeles, this means you).