After watching the first Alps stage of the Tour de France with old man biker Lance Armstrong, and then watching fellow old man golfer Tom Watson almost win the British Open, the day was pretty well shot. It was a nice day, and I had to get off the sofa and get out and do something. So I got on the bike and cranked out another 20 miles, mostly on relatively flat roads around home. For the first time in awhile, I made a conscious effort to ride in relaxed (touring) mode - shift early and often, coast when you can, and try to use as little energy as possible. That certainly hasn't been the case the past few times out, and I need to get back to that mode and take on some longer rides.