Today was the first ride that took me out of the 'hood. Rode the back roads to the library, round trip ~18 miles. Included just ~200m on 55 mph road, the rest on 30-35 mph roads. For once I was grateful for the aggressive reputation of the Garden Ridge/Schertz police. It was 100F and sunny. I still wore my full-face helmet, armored jacket, kevlar jeans and perforated leather gloves. I need a shower now, but at least I was safe.