20180715 cycling

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Not a great week for riding. I have been battling a cold so I have been riding slower and shorter each day.

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Monday
75° humidity 94% wind 2 N
Still not pushing because of my cough. 
9.06 miles
12.3 mph

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Tuesday
78° humidity 89% wind 3-4 NE
Windy and muggy and I am still coughing. 
I didn't push it but still tried to stay over 12 mph. 
13.78 miles
12.4 mph

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Wednesday
77° humidity 89% wind??
Windy and it seemed to change direction. 
I felt OK for the first 20 minutes then the coughing started. I decided not to go too long. Headwind along SR56 & Mansfield. 
11.77 miles
12.2 mph

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Thursday
76° humidity 90% wind 3-5 SE
Felt better but took it easy. Utility work blocking MUP just before Mansfield. I had to turn around. 
12.65 miles
12.2 mph

Friday
80° humidity 86% wind 3 NE
I felt better. No coughing during the ride. 
Rode up to Union Park Academy and turned around. No stops. 
9.93 miles
12.3 mph

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Saturday
75° humidity 96% wind 2 E
Felt cooler but maybe because the sun was lower and in my eyes. 
Took it easy. Coughing but not on the bike. 
8.51 miles
12.1 mph

Sunday
81° humidity 91% wind 2w
I went my normal route because the wind felt more easterly than west. When I turned west onto SR56 there was a strong headwind. I almost turned around. It turned out not to be that strong. 
Still sick. Took it easy. 
9.02 miles
11.9 mph
This week 74.7
This year 1991

20180708 cycling

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An OK week of riding. 
It was an emotional week. 

Monday
74° humidity 97% wind 2-4 E
Goofed on my timing and only had time for a shorter ride. Pushed it right from the start. No stops. Headwind along Mansfield
8.47 miles
13.3 mph

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Tuesday
77° humidity 92% wind 2-7 E
Muggy and windy. 
Tachycardia around mile 7. Wouldn't resolve. Weird that I don't feel it while I am riding. I only feel it coming on. I can feel it when I stop. 
15.32 miles
12.6 mph

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Wednesday
75° humidity 95% wind 2-4 NE
Muggy and windy. With the holiday, there were few work crews in Union Park. I rode through the newer areas. 
Bike and golf cart parade through Union Park. 
Headwind along Mansfield
15.91 miles
12.6 mph

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Thursday
72° humidity 95% wind 3-7 E
Cooler and windier. 
I rode at my own pace. My thoughts kept traveling back to work and I didn't want to. 
Headwind along Mansfield
14.07 miles
12.2 mph

Friday
73° humidity 95% wind 2-4 SE
Chance of rain but I got lucky. A shorter ride because I got a late start.
11.13 miles
12.6 mph

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Saturday
73° humidity 94% 2-6 W
Took is easy as I am getting a summer cold. 
Wind changed direction and I had a strong headwind along Hueland Pond. 
8,54 miles
12.1 mph

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Sunday
79° humidity 86% wind 1-3 E
Muggy. 
I started out slow because of my cold. My legs kept pushing and I felt fine
9.03 miles
12.7 mph
This week 82.4
This year 1917

20180701 cycling

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# 20180701 Cycling
Much better week for riding. With 4 days off and nights for two, I had longer rides. I finally got over 100 miles in one week. 

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Monday
74° humidity 96% wind 2-4 E
Still taking it easy. Rode longer but at more casual pace. 
14.36 miles
11.7 mph

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Tuesday
77° humidity 90% wind 2-3 S-SE
Windier than reported. Rode at my own pace. No pushing. I felt good. 
14.8 miles
12 mph

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Wednesday
76° humidity 92% wind 2-3 S > 2-4 SW > 2-4 W
Wind wasn't strong but it changed direction so was mostly against me. 
I rode at my own pace and felt good. Pumped up tires might have helped. 
15.63 miles
12.8 mph

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Thursday
77° humidity 90% wind 2-4 SW 3-6 S 2-5 SW
I felt like I was working harder and going slower. 
HR jumped a bit around mile 8. 
Headwind along Beardsley and CLR
17.86 miles
12.6 mph

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Friday
78° humidity 91% wind 2-8 S-SW
I wanted another longer ride even though I work today so I started early. 
Even when I try riding at an easier pace, I find myself speeding up and pushing the longer I ride. 
18.02 miles
12.5 mph

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Saturday
76° humidity 97% wind 1-3 SE
Overcast. 
I didn't push but I didn't have much energy today. That is the trouble with working until 9 the night before. 
15.56 miles
12.3 mph

Sunday
78° humidity 91% wind 5 S
Windier today. I didn't have time for a longer ride so I rode a little harder. 
Headwind along Mansfield. 
9.07 miles
12.9 mph
This week 105.3
This year 1834

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20180624 cycling

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What a crap week!
I got food poisoning on Monday night and couldn’t ride at all on Tuesday. I lost so many fitness streaks. I had to take it easy the rest of the week as my stomach was still iffy. I did manage to reach my weekly goal of 50 miles. 

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Monday
75° humidity 95% wind 3 NE
Earlier ride. Sun was low and in my eyes. 
9.03 miles 12.7 mph

Tuesday
Stomach bug

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Wednesday
78° humidity 84% wind 3-5 S
Took it after yesterday's stomach bug. I felt fine for the first 15 minutes and would have like to stop. But I had to ride the 15 minutes back so I just kept going. 
My brain thought I should be riding faster and I had to remind myself to take it easy. 
9.09 miles
11.8 mph

Thursday
79° humidity 89% wind 5-8 W
Muggy. 
I rode casually. I felt fine but slow. 
6.11 miles
10.7 mph

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Friday
76° humidity 96% wind 4-9 SW
Felt better but decided to take it easy and see if I can burn more fat. 
Overcast and muggy. 
I forgot or miscued Strava after a stop. I forgot to end the workout on my Apple Watch. All my numbers are skewed. 
8.85 miles
11.7 mph

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Saturday
78° humidity 90% wind 4-6 W
Didn't feel well. Easy ride. 
8.59 miles
11.1 mph

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Sunday
80° humidity 88% wind 1-5 NW
Muggy! 
I felt better and rode a little faster but didn't push it. 
8.79 miles
11.9 mph
This week 50.2
This year 1738

20180617 cycling

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A really good week of riding. We were short-handed at work which meant working 11-8 which meant longer rides before work. Clear weather also helped.

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Monday
74° humidity 91% wind??
Not much wind so everything was a headwind. 
I rode to BBD. I wasn't mindful and turned onto Aronwood. I turned around and continued along CLR to BBD. 
A semi cut me off as I was riding along SR56 in the bike lane. He turned into Publix. Nothing I could do. 
I rode up to Union Park and turned around at the school. 
14.56 miles
12.9 mph

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Tuesday
74° humidity 89% wind 1-2 S
Little wind. I went easy. 
Buses are out for summer school. 
14.74 miles
12.4 mph

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Wednesday
73° humidity 91% wind 2-3 E
Some wind. Wasn't annoying. 
11.77 miles
12.8 mph

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Thursday
74° humidity 92% wind 1-4 S-SE
Not much wind. 
I felt strong but didn't push it. 
14.84 miles
12.9 mph

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Friday
76° humidity 91% wind 0-5 W
The wind direction wasn't reported and I should have checked. I ended up fighting a headwind along SR56. It wasn't bad but I couldn't keep my HR below 150 and keep my speed up. 
15.07 miles
12.9 mph

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Saturday
75° humidity 91% wind 2-3 SE
Short ride. Pleasant. 
9.06 miles
12.7 mph

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Sunday
79° humidity 84% wind 2-4 NE
Hot, humid and some wind. Not a pleasant ride but I didn't want to stop. 
15.38 miles
12.7 mph

This week 95.4
This year 1672

20180610 cycling

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A good week for riding. I feel like my average speed is increasing just a bit.

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Monday
78° humidity 94% wind 6 W
I did a reverse loop. I got caught at the light at Mansfield. 
I stopped again at Rensselaer and forgot to pause my Apple Watch. 
9.12 miles
12.7 mph

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Tuesday
78° humidity 91% wind 5-7 NW
Rode out to BBD to SR56. 
Headwind along Beardsley. 
11.61 miles
12.7 mph

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Wednesday
77° humidity 88% wind 4-7 S
Windy wasn't too bad. 
I rode to Union Park. I need to stop going on the loop where they are building new homes. It is too busy. 
14.64 miles
12.7 mph

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Thursday
75° humidity 85% wind 2-7 W
I went out to BBD to SR56. 
My legs felt strong for the first five miles. Then they felt like noodles. 
I got a second wind after my second stop. I rode through Union Park. 
Headwind the whole way back. 
15.76 miles
12.7 mph

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Friday
72° humidity 95% wind 3-5 mph
Overcast. Nice to get back to my normal ride. Though cars were annoying today. Strava cut out at one point. Weird. 
9.04 miles
12.5 mph

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Saturday
72° humidity 89% wind 1-2 NE-NW
Not much wind so everything felt like a headwind. 
I saw Lars working in his yard. 
13.79 miles
12.7 mph

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Sunday
77° humidity 82% wind 1-4 S-SE
Body is tired and thought about taking it easy. But I pushed through. 
9.11 miles
12.6 mph
This week 83
This year 1583

20180603 cycling

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A decent week of riding. It was rather windy which is annoying but it makes me stronger, right?

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Monday
73° humidity 99% wind 13-25 SE
Remnants of Alberto still affecting the weather. Too windy to push, I tried to keep my HR under 140 and my cadence over 70.  
9.07 miles
12.0 mph

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Tuesday
75° humidity 92% wind 8-10 S-SE
Still windy but the sun was peaking through at times. 
Didn't try to push it. 
Had to do an extra lap in Union Park because utility truck was blocking Oldwoods. Cumberland Lane bumpy from caked mud. 
Lawn mower driving on MUP along SR56. He was taking up most of the lane and not even driving straight. I was lucky to have some pavement to pass the asshole. 
Headwind along Mansfield was rough. 
14.35 miles
12.5 mph

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Wednesday
Had to wait for a break in the rain to ride. 
76° humidity 94% wind 6-9 SE
Wet. Some rain when I got to Union Park. It stopped as I moved west again. 
Headwind along Mansfield dropped my average speed some. 
13.16 miles
13 mph

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Thursday
74° humidity 95% wind 3-4 SE
The sun came out! 
Girls cross country team running along SR56. 
9.04 miles
12.4 mph

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Friday
76° humidity 89% wind 1-2 W
I didn't believe the wind report and went out my usual route. I realized it was correct and skipped going against it on SR56. 
Nice to see the sun out. 
14.24 miles
12.9 mph

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Saturday
73° humidity 96% wind 5 NW - 6 SW
I have been feeling a bit lightheaded last night and this morning so I thought to do an easy ride. I did a reverse loop. I didn't push. Headwind along Beardsley. 
9.04 miles
12.4 mph

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Sunday
81° humidity 83% wind 8-9 SW
Warm and windy. 
I went went to BBD and had the wind help me along SR56. I cut the ride short because I am going swimming with Andy. 
Headwind along Hueland Pond. 
8.60 miles
13.2 mph
This week 77.5 miles
This year 1500

20180527 cycling

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Summer is closing in. The weather has gotten warmer and more humid.

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Monday
71° humidity 97% wind 5-6 E
Muggy and no desire to ride. I kept pedaling. Eventually I felt good again. 
Headwind along Mansfield
9.08 miles
12.5 mph

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Tuesday
72° humidity 97% wind 6-8 SE
Humid and windy. It took a while to get my rhythm. 
I stopped the Apple Watch when I stopped at 7 miles. I started a new activity for the second half of the ride. Yes, a cheat. I want to be sure I make my challenge goal for 30 activities this month. 
Headwind along Mansfield
I got stuck at both cross walks by the crossing guards. 
14.05 miles
12.4 mph

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Wednesday
75° humidity 87% wind 5-6 SE
Warm, sunny and windy. 
Changed the battery in my cadence sensor. 
Wore a sleeveless shirt so my hair tickled my shoulders. 
Pumped up the tires so it may have been easier to ride. 
14.09 miles
13 mph

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Thursday
71° humidity 96% wind 1-2 E
Quick ride before work. Not much traffic. 
9.07 miles
12.7 mph

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Friday
72° humidity 98% wind 3-4 E
One loop. Not much traffic, last day of school. 
9.02 miles
12.5 mph

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Saturday
71° humidity 97% wind 4-8 E 6-13 SE
Overcast and windy. My head started to hurt as I peddled. There is a tropical storm in the gulf affecting our weather. 
Light traffic. 
Headwind along Mansfield and drizzle started. It started to rain as I approached Allegro. 
9.10 miles
12.7 mph

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Sunday
75° humidity 94% wind 13-19 E
Windy! 
The rain started as I was passing The Ridge. 
13.78 miles
12.6 mph

This week 78.2
This year 1418

20180520 cycling

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The week started out OK but we went to Disney for Special Olympics State Games. I didn't get a chance to ride on Saturday and didn't even try on Sunday after we got home.

Monday
69° humidity 100% wind 6-8 NE
Wet. Drizzle at times. 
8.43 miles
12.7 mph

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Tuesday
73° humidity 93% wind 6-13 S/SE
Humid and windy. I had to force myself to move. 
The gator was trying to get some sun on the bank of the pond on Oldwoods. 
Headwind along Mansfield
13.95 miles
12.8 mph

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Wednesday
69° humidity 98% wind 6-8 SE
Wet and windy. 
Too tired to push. 
Driver had to slam on her brakes to stop at The Ridge. I was also prepared to stop. 
8.44 miles
12.5 mph

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Thursday
72° humidity 92% wind 8-19 S
I didn't feel the wind gusts reported but the wind felt more SW and I had to push along SR56. Headwind along Mansfield made me drop from 12.8 mph. 
13.93 miles
12.7 mph

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Friday
73° humidity 89% wind 6+ SE
The sun was out but so was the wind. Windier than reported. I struggled to keep pushing. 
Saw a small deer running across the fields at MPB and Beardsley. 
Headwind along Mansfield
14.04 miles 12.3 mph

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Saturday
No ride because we were at Special Olympics State Games. There was no opportunity and place to ride Andy’s bike while we waited for the races. 

Sunday
Rainy day sapped all my energy. I just couldn’t muster any motivation to get on my bike when we got home. 

This week
58.8 miles

20180513 cycling

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A decent week for riding.

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Monday
66° humidity 93% wind 3-7 N
Sun just coming up. I rode a reverse loop. 
Jogger in the bike lane. I didn't see him. 
9.09 miles
13 mph

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Tuesday
62° humidity 83% wind 3-5 NE
A little chilly. 
Regular loop. 
9.01 miles
12.8 mph

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Wednesday
65° humidity 85% wind 4-8 NE
Longer ride on my day off. Windier. 
Hot Air Balloon truck clocking all but a foot of a road in Union Park. Jerk. 
Had to stop for crossing guard but he let me go before I could pause the computer. The next guard whistled but I ignored him and sped through. 
14.09 miles
13 mph

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Thursday
64° humidity 83% wind 2-4 NE
Not sure where the energy came from. I didn't feel like riding and started out slow. 
9.07 miles
13 mph

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Friday
69° humidity 79% wind 0-4
Wind was so light that I made my own headwind and never got to take advantage of a tailwind. 
14.04 miles
13 mph

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Saturday
68° humidity 80% wind 4-6 SE
Overcast and muggy. 
Near the ridge, there was a table set up with water and protein snacks. I saw a couple of runners with numbers. 
Hot air balloon at Mansfield and SR56. 
9.02 miles
12.5 mph

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Sunday
70° humidity 86% wind 4-5 NE
Still cloudy. A little more wind. 
12.25 miles 12.7 mph

This week 76.5
This year 1282