Yes, I see the countryside, but I focus on my pedaling more.
Anyway today's ride was good, but not as long as I wanted to go.
At about 20 miles out, I got a bit of gunk in my front derailleur and that threw it out of whack. 30 minutes of fiddling with the adjustments made it useable, but not great for the return home. Fortunately I was able get a better alignment this evening at home.
The bike is definitely in need of a tune up. Hopefully middle August.