Rode the same 25 mile loop today on my Schwinn Sprint fixed gear. What a beautiful day to ride! Wind was just enough to give some cooling and a slight bit of resistance.
Fresh gravel was a bit of a mixed blessing. Fun to first-track a freshly maintained surface, but there is no hard packed line anywhere, so you're always searching for firm track.
I stopped for some water and the leaves from this tree were showering down like rain. Short post, more later! Travel Gravel!