Distance: 30.8 miles
Avg. speed: 20.8 mph
Weather: 73º, humidity 59%, wind NW15, sunny
Song stuck in head: Midnight Cruiser - Steely Dan
Creaks eliminated (see below), I wanted to get in at least one more ride before Sunday that had some climbing but could only afford about to spend 90 minutes or so on the bike.
My "DD" route seemed fit the bill: 30 miles with a couple of pretty good climbs. Stealthily, I made it up Stow in 5' 50", not bad but I really did a number on Taylor Street, keeping my speed at 15 mph or better the whole way up. Having a fairly strong tailwind didn't hurt.