I understand what you're going through. Free time has been pretty scarce around here as well.
Chris... sometimes words are too much like work... and unnecessary... a picture is worth a thousand words... beautiful ride report...The Grouch
Glad you could make the time. That's quite a "rail-trail" there. Hope you didn't have to share the lane with any "large vehicles". I always look forward to seeing and reading about your rides and ponderings.
It's great to sneak out for a bit when you get the chance. Definitely looks like it was worthwhile!