Thursdays ride was one of my fav's. I have a perfectly good Madone sitting in the store but I just can't stop riding my cross bike. The route I use is the best. From the store its about 5 miles of pavement along Lake Michigan to the woods. About an hour running loops and then the 5 miles back. Its almost a two hour ride and I love it. I have said this a hundred times but a cross bike is just about the most fun you can have on two wheels. If fact, I did it twice, once in the morn and once late afternoon. The trail are in near perfect shape. No overgrown weeds and no dust.
Weekend should contain a good portion of riding. I really should get the MTB out of the window at the store and start riding that since the first race is but 2 weeks off.
I think I still have some time.