Yesterday was exhausting and annoying. I went for a 65km ride, but late since my parents were here in the afternoon. I had a headwind from hell for like 40km, and when it couldn't get worse I found a bit of gravel. After that, could it get worse? Not the wind maybe, but I broke a bottle cage because it was way too tight. And the temperature was creeping down towards freezing when I still had about 15km left. It was a disappointing ride, but somehow I still managed to average over 25km/h. Compared to a year ago, it's much better. But, I'll never make friends with the headwind. Due to the late ride I was too tired to make lunchboxes, so I made them tonight instead. I'm in balance again, finally. Well, almost. Time to order new bottle cages! Meanwhile I'll listen to some soothing music; there's nothing better to relieve stress.