december cycling

2016.12.04 cycling
Monday
57° humidity 86% wind 5 NE
Managed to not stop at Mansfield but the light changed for me. 
Quick loop. Ran into school traffic. 
8.49 miles
13.63 mph
Tuesday
65° humidity 91% wind 4 SE
We haven't had a SE wind in over a month!
Tried to push it hard. I rode along Oldwoods just to Union Park. 
Headwind along Mansfield. 
No stops. 
10.6 miles
13.67 mph
Wednesday
67° humidity 93% wind 5-6 SE
Crap ride. I had no energy and the wind was too much. 
Broken glass on Beardsley and Whitlock. 
Headwind along Mansfield
Broken glass on Mansfield. 
One loop. 
9.04 miles
12.58 mph
Thursday
71° humidity 93% wind 6-7 SSE-SSW
No wind on the block, thought I might try my regular route. Headwind along Mansfield made me change my route. I knew I didn't want to fight it on the way home. 
I rode Kinnan to Brockton to Meadowcreek. I did a loop back to Brockton to Cross Creek. I went back to Kinnan. It wasn't enough miles so I went through Live Oak. 
I didn't stop and didn't feel like I needed to until the last mile home. 
11.77 miles
13.0 mph
Friday
58° humidity 68% wind 9-10 NNE
Too frickin windy. The Verizon flags were blowing. 
I did one short loop. 
8.41 miles
12.73 mph
Saturday
56° humidity 76% wind 4 NE
Late start, short ride. 
6.53 miles
12.78 mph
Sunday
60% humidity 90% wind 6ENE
Cool and windy. Didn't push it.
One loop.
8.42 miles
12.81 mph
This week 63.2 miles
This year 2432 miles

2016.12.11 cycling
Monday
68° humidity 94% wind 3 SE
Late start. Wind was annoying. 
Had to stop for school bus at Claridge Place. 
Headwind along Hueland Pond and Mansfield. 
Car stopped along Mansfield just past school to let out kid. As I passed I saw the driver's side wind open and I said "asshole". She honked at me. Whatever. 
8.44 miles
13.39 mph
Tuesday
75° humidity 91% wind 9 S
Grey and very windy. 
I went Mansfield to Kinnan. 
I had to stop on Kinnan for crosswalk. Why couldn't the crossing guard wait another 5 seconds for me to pass? 
Rode around Brockton to Cross Creek and back to Kinnan. 
It was a mistake to go through Live Oak at that time. I had to stop twice for school crossings. 
10.53 miles
12.51 mph
Wednesday
63° humidity 95% wind 2 NNW
Cool and foggy. 
Went out to BBD. Not much energy in my legs. 
Apple Watch disconnecting and one spot on MPB. This has happened for the last few days. 
11.1 miles
13.67 mph
Thursday
59° humidity 92% wind 8 NNW
One loop. No energy. 
11.13 miles
12.98 mph
Friday
53° humidity 73% wind 9 N
Cold! Just a short ride to fill the rings. 
I went up to Mansfield against the wind. I barely got above 12 mph. 
6.5 miles
12.01 mph
Saturday
No ride. Cold and I had to be to work early. 
Sunday
54° humidity 93% w 3 NE
Chilly. One loop. 
8.46 miles
12.93 mph
This week 56.2 miles
This year 2489 miles

2016.12.18 cycling
Monday
No ride. I had to be to work at 9am. 
Tuesday
67° humidity 93% wind 2 NE
Good ride. Some fog. 
13.49 miles
13.2 mph
Wednesday
65° humidity 95% wind 2 ESE
Foggy. I had to remove my glasses. 
Tree trimming trucks blocking bike lane on Beardsley. 
Accidentally hit end instead of pause when I stopped at Union Park. 
Utility truck blocking path on MUP along SR56. 
12.41 miles
12.88 mph
Thursday
67° humidity 85% wind 3 NW
I went out to BBD. My cadence and HRM stopped showing up on myWahoo app. Weird. 
One loop
11.11 miles
13.47 mph
Friday
56° humidity 74% wind 4 NE
Chilly and windy. No energy. 
8.41 miles
12.98 mph
This week 44.4 miles
Saturday
No ride. Had to be at work early. 
Sunday
71° humidity 92% wind 5 SE
Too warm and windy. 
One loop. 
8.41 miles
12.41 mph
This week 52.8
This year 2542

2016.12.25 cycling
Monday
No ride, had to work at 9am
Tuesday
67° humidity 92% wind 6 NE
Grey and windy. 
Tachycardia just before SR56. I stopped and tried to calm down but it wasn't helping. I rode casually home. It find went back to normal before WRES. 
10 miles
12.42 mph
Wednesday
60° humidity 93% wind 3 NNE
Grey and windy again. No energy to push. 
Cars entering The Ridge didn't stop. FedEx truck leaving the Mental Health Facility didn't stop. Assholes. 
Headwind along Mansfield
10.59 miles
12.57 mph
Thursday
55° humidity 93% wind 4 N
No energy. Even the sun being out didn't help
Nearly rode into a truck parked in the bike lane on Beardsley. My head was down because of the sun. Asshole was reading the paper. 
Had to slow down for bus at Beaconsfield. 
9.02 miles 12.41 mph
Friday
No ride. I had to work early. 
Saturday
No ride. I had to wrap presents. 
Sunday
74° humidity 90% wind 6NE
Warm and very windy. I didn't have much energy to fight the wind. 
12.52 miles
12.15 mph
This week 42
This year 2584

2017.01.01 cycling
It wasn't a very good week for riding. 
Monday
No ride. I had to be to work early.
Tuesday
67° humidity 94% wind 3 ENE
Sunny. I zoned out and missed the turn to Union Park. 
9 miles 13.1 mph
Wednesday
65° humidity 94% wind 3 N
Tired. Just pedaling, no bike extra strength. 
12.49 miles
13.35 mph
Thursday
61° humidity 95% wind 2 W
I rode out to BBD to SR56. Wind was light. 
Very little energy. 
11.11 miles
13.64 mph
Friday
47° humidity 45% wind 7 NNW
Cold and windy. Rode to BBD to SR56. 
7.2 miles
12.17 mph
Saturday
38º Too cold to ride
Sunday
Not enough time. 
This week 39.8 miles
This year 2622 miles

20161127 cycling

Monday
Cold!
41° humidity 73% wind 4 NW
This is the lower temperature limit for riding. Anything colder is too cold. Today was almost too cold. 
I rode CLR to BBD to SR56 to Hueland Pond to Mansfield. 
I had on my long gloves which make it impossible to use my devices so I didn't stop until I got home. 
8.16 miles
13.14 mph

Tuesday
44° humidity 80% wind 4 NNE
Another cold morning. Another ride without a stop. It is just easier with my full finger gloves. 
Sun felt good. 
Dirt hauler turning into The Ridge didn't stop and almost creamed me. I yelled. He looked at me but didn't stop nor even care. 
8.42 miles
12.98 mph

union park

union park

Wednesday
55° humidity 95% wind 5 NE
Not as cold but I still wore my tights. I was happy not to need long gloves. 
Rode out to Union Park. 
12.52 miles
13.07 mph

union park

union park

Thursday
67° humidity 89% wind 2 NE
It felt windier. 
I felt good until about halfway through. Then my legs felt heavy. 
13.59 miles
12.93 mph

no ride on friday but lots of steps at work

no ride on friday but lots of steps at work

Friday
No ride. I had to work at 8am. 

Saturday
62° humidity 91% wind 5 NW
One loop clockwise. 
8.15 miles
13.35 mph

i usually don't ride on sunday but it feels good

i usually don't ride on sunday but it feels good

Sunday
52° humidity 89% wind 7 N
Trying something new. Riding before breakfast on Sunday. 
Chilly and windy. Rode one loop without stops. 
Found I can go faster when I pull my legs back instead of just pushing down. 
8.47 miles
12.86 mph

This week 59.2 miles
This year 2369 miles

20161120 cycling

orange push-up smoothie

orange push-up smoothie

Monday
65° humidity 95% wind 1 NNW
Coffeeneuring 7
I wanted to leave a little earlier but fixed the garage door first. 
Overcast, grey. 
I rode CLR to Mansfield to SR56. I went west all the way to Collier Parkway. Planet Smoothie is in the shopping center but tucked away on the side. At 9:00, it was empty. I saw no bike rack nor any place to lock my bike. I saw no other people either so took a chance and left it unlocked. 
The inside is plain and a bit bare compared to Smoothie King with their emphasis on power bars and protein powders. I tried an Orange Push-up. It really tastes like one! $5.34
I sat outside and drank my smoothie. 
I rode back but went south at Cypress Creek to CLR. CLR has no bike lane and no shoulder in some parts. Cars came me enough room and I never felt unsafe. 
18.85 miles
13.16 mph

overcast

overcast

Tuesday
61° humidity 90% wind 3-7 NNW-NNE
I went out to BBD believing that the wind would be behind me on SR56. It wasn't. 
I rode out to Union Park. 
14.71 miles
13 mph

Wednesday
Cold!
53° humidity 92% wind 2 NNW
I put on my tights and heavy sweatshirts. I still had on my shorter socks so the 4" of exposed leg was cold. My hands were cold too. 
Steamy ponds. 
I stopped at SR56 and Mansfield. I opened DarkSky and my iPhone crashed. I tried rebooting but it said I was low on battery. I lost the last part of my ride. Thankfully I have the Apple Watch and it recorded my ride. 
8.98 miles
13.4 mph

clear skies = cold morning

clear skies = cold morning

Thursday
56° humidity 90% wind 4 NNE
Not as cool. Long sleeves and shorts were OK. 
I rode out to Union Park. 
Care at The Ridge blocking the path. Construction vehicle driving on path by mental health facility. Assholes. 
I took my charger to prevent any crashes. 
12.55 miles
13.22 mph

i stop at the same spot most days.

i stop at the same spot most days.

Friday
61° humidity 93% wind 4 NE
Ugh. My legs gave out after 20 minutes. I kept going but didn't even try to push it. 
12.42 miles
12.65 mph

Saturday
55° humidity 93% wind 3 NW
Rode to BBD. Chilly and sunny. 
8.05 miles
13.4 mph

This week 75 miles
This year 2312 miles

coffeeneuring #7

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Planet Smoothie kept popping up on my list when I looked for smoothie places. I kept ignoring it because the route there is not great. There are bike lanes but it is on a busy and fast highway.
I decided to get it done in case something else pops up later in the week.
The weather was good, cool and overcast. The traffic was heavy but didn’t bother me.
There wasn’t much to see as far as the scenery is concerned. This is a commercial zone, I only stopped for traffic lights.

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Planet smoothie is in a shopping center but along a side road. I saw no bike rack near by and no where to lock my bike. There were no others around and took a chance and didn’t lock my bike. 
I have never been to a Planet Smoothie. I saw a poster for a Orange Push-Up Smoothie and it sounded good. I ordered a small. It was really good and did taste like an orange push-up.
I sat outside and finished my smoothie.

 coffeenuering

The ride home was fine. I chose a different route which lacks a bike lane and at times, a shoulder. The view is a bit better but mostly houses and empty fields.

almost home

almost home

I enjoyed coffeeneuring this year. I might enjoy it more if I had someone to ride with me. I am not sure why the cost of smoothies surprised me. I paid cash for most of them instead of using my debit card so I really paid attention when the dollars leave my hand. I didn’t have any extra costs like last year so overall, this year was much cheaper.


Total rides: 7
Total miles: 119.36
Total cost $37.46

coffeeneuring #6

since the gated  was removed, people use kinnan as an dumping ground

since the gated  was removed, people use kinnan as an dumping ground

I wanted to ride longer to make up some miles (I had to skip my ride the day before.) One easy way to ride longer is to go through Flatwoods Park. There is a 7 mile paved loop for cyclists and runners.

this is stuffing not loads of cottonwood pollen

this is stuffing not loads of cottonwood pollen

I went out to Mansfield and rode across the gap to Kinnan. I turned at Brockton and rode that to Cross Creek. I was planning on turning east but as I sat waiting for the light to change, decided to go through Cory Lake Isles. It is a gated community but usually allows for cyclists to ride through. I hadn’t been through CLI in over 10 years. I had forgotten that the road was paved with bricks instead of asphalt or concrete. It made for a bumpy ride. It would have been even worse a year ago when my tires were only 23mm wide. Because it is a gated community, I didn't feel it would be smart to stop and take photos.

cory lake isles

cory lake isles

I followed the main road out to Morris Bridge. Morris Bridge has been repaved since I have been on about year ago. The bike lane is much better. The only obstacles are low branches.

they provide water at 4 spots around the 7 mile loop

they provide water at 4 spots around the 7 mile loop

I turned west again at Flatwoods. There were few people riding and running. I like how quiet it is during the week. The path had also been repaved and even widened in some areas.

I was back on Bruce B Downs and busy traffic. I crossed at the light and went south a couple of blocks to the shopping center. I saw no bike rack and locked my bike up to a sign post.

Since I had already been to Smoothie King at another location, I tried another smoothie. I ordered a Peach Papaya Greek Yogurt Smoothie. There are a couple of tables inside and I saw for a few minutes. I took the rest of my smoothie and rode back home via Bruce B Downs.

20161113 cycling

Monday
62° humidity 90% wind 6 NE
Ugh. I wasn't feeling it. I got my period the first time in about 6 months.
9.05 miles
13.19 mph

the bar tape started fraying only months after it was put on

the bar tape started fraying only months after it was put on

Tuesday
No ride. Doctor appointment. 

Wednesday
coffeeneuring 6
69° humidity 85% wind 1-3 ENE ESE
I wasn't sure I wanted to ride very far or very long. But then I wanted to make up some of missing my ride yesterday. 
I rode Kinnan to Brockton. I had intended to go down Cross Creek but saw Cory Lake Isles across the road and opted for that. CLI is gated and I haven't been in there in over 10 years when the drought was bad and the water level was very low. I wasn't even sure I could get in. The sidewalks are also gated but there was a gap between the car lanes that I rode through. I half expected someone to yell at me to stop but no one bothered me. 
The main road is brick pavers so the entire route was bumpy. I am glad I have somewhat wider tires. It would have been really bad with the 23mm I had last year. 
I followed the road to Morris Bridge. MB has been resurfaced and the shoulder is wide and smooth now. Only low hanging branches were a hazard. 
I turned west at Flatwoods Park. It looks like they have done some resurfacing as well. The park is quiet during the week though I passed a few cyclists and joggers. 
I stopped to cross BBD outside of the park. I crossed the busy road then road down to Smoothie King. I don't know how long they have been there. The space used to be an electronics repair shop. 


There is no bike rack that I could see. I locked my bike to a sign pole. 
I ordered a Greek Yogurt Peach Papaya smoothie. $5.72
I drank half in the shop then rode home. There are a couple of tables inside but no outdoor seating. The barista and owner were nice and solicitous. 
The road home seemed windier but nothing to slow me down. 
21.33 miles
13.22 mph

Thursday
61° humidity 94% wind 4 NNE
Chilly. Sunny. I didn't notice the fog until I got to Mansfield. My glasses fogged but I didn't feel like stopping. Steamy ponds. 
One loop. I stopped at Mansfield and SR56. Wahoo stopped showing HR and cadence. Apple Watch showed HR. 
9.03 miles
13.7 mph

Friday
55° humidity 94% wind 2-4 NE
Chilly. Wore my blue sweatshirt but was still chilled. Sunny so I didn't realize there would be fog. 
One loop. 
Car coming out at Vermillion almost hit me. Her windows were covered in dew and she was looking the other way. I swerved just in time. She rolled down her window and apologized. 
I stopped at SR56 and Mansfield. When I was ready to go and had the light, a car coming fast in the right turn lane on Mansfield only slowed enough to make the turn. No yield, nothing! I yelled and he stopped but he was well past the stop line. He didn't have the green arrow. Asshole. 
9.02 miles
13.44 mph

this heron seems to be here more often than not

this heron seems to be here more often than not

Saturday
56° humidity 96% wind 1-2 mph NNW-NNE
Chilly. Went out to Union Park. 
Sand hill cranes making a lot of noise at MPB and Oldwoods. There were 8 altogether. Mating?
I stopped at the bridge. I checked some apps and feeds while the signal was strong. When I reopened Wahoo, the cadence and HR sensors wouldn't connect. This happened before. 
12.5 miles
13.58 mph

Why is there such a discrepancy between Wahoo and Apple Watch?

This week 60.9
This year 2237

20161106 cycling

I only had 5 rides this week. 

Monday
62° humidity 89% wind 4NE
I had a late start. I rode my usual loop to Hueland Pond. The wind seemed against me most of the way. 
Wahoo App and Apple Watch workout app were off by 2/10 of a mile even though their time was only 2 seconds apart. WTF

Wahoo App
8.43 miles
13.71 mph
Apple Watch
8.23 miles
13.3 mph

500 km this month

 coffeenuering

Tuesday
Coffeeneuring 5
66° humidity 94% wind 4-5 NE
Pam told me about the wellness café at Florida Hospital. I decided to check it out. To make it worth the calories, I went out MPB to SR54. I rode the MUP along MPB. I prefer the road but it gets busy along this stretch and I wasn't sure I could keep my tired brain aware enough to be safe. 
There is a decent shoulder along SR54. 
I rode south down BBD. The wind was with me and helped me get some good speed. 
I have not been to Florida Hospital. I followed the signs to the Wellness Center and looked for a bike rack. I found two in the back with the visitor parking. I locked up my bike and went in. The Café is very small but had a good variety of smoothies. Why do most smoothies include bananas? I ordered a berry blast. It was $4.82. 
There is seating inside but I prefer to go outside. At least there were other people around in workout clothes since the Wellness Center includes a fitness area. There was no seating outside so I took my smoothie to go. 
I rode back against the wind, SR56 to Mansfield. 
18.17 miles
12.82 mph

Wednesday
65° humidity 95% wind 2 NE
Late start, shorter loop. 
Dirt haulers entering The Ridge cut me off. Had to stop for light at Hueland Pond and Mansfield. Only had to wait 19 seconds. 
8.42 miles
13.58 mph

Thursday
66° humidity 95% wind 5 NNE
I didn't feel like riding. 
Scott Corwin called when I was CLR. I declined the call. A minute later he called again so I stopped and answered it. My phone will only allow to answer first and I wanted to stop my Wahoo App. Ugh. He wanted to "touch base" and tell me Ryan is doing OK now. Yeah, I know. Also, Ryan needs an online class to graduate. I have been telling him that but he kept putting it off. Maybe the school can get him to do it. 
I rode out to Union Park. They are staining the wood bridge so traffic is only on one side. I don't use the bridge and avoided that mess. 
My legs were really tired coming back in the wind. 
I managed to find some energy to beat the dirt hauler across the entrance to The Ridge. I knew he wouldn't stop. 
I almost had to stop for the mower who stopped across the path. He was driving at an angle and could easily see me if he looked. Ass. 
I was glad to be done with this ride. 
12.48 miles
13.34 mph

Friday
No ride. Drove the boys to school then took my car in for service. 

Saturday
66° humidity 90% wind 4-9 NNW-NNE
Dark sky said 4 NE. I knew that was wrong when I went outside. Carrot said 9 NW. They were both wrong. I went out CLR to BBD and felt the wind    It was really bad on BBD and I could barely keep up on SR56. I turned at Mansfield instead of fighting it. I then did a normal loop. 
I rode in The Ridge and went all the way to the back. The houses to the east have bigger lots. 
16.14 miles
14.85 mph

This week 63.6
This year 2176

20161030 cycling

the barrier at the south end of mansfield

the barrier at the south end of mansfield

Monday
Coffeeneuring #4
61° humidity 80% wind 5 NNE
I wore my long sleeve base but didn't need it. The sun was warm. I went out CLR to Mansfield over to Kinnan. Usually I see lots of broken glass. The glass was gone but there was shredded mattress and other debris. I rode to Cross Creek. 
I had to stop to cross traffic to get to Hunters' Green. My speeds were good with the wind behind me. 

looking west along cross creek

looking west along cross creek

I went north on BBD. I missed hitting resume on my Apple Watch when I was crossing Cross Creek and lost 1/4 mile. Oops. 

south east corner of bruce b downs and cross creek

south east corner of bruce b downs and cross creek

I rode east on Regents Park all the way around to BBD. I rode it back to Pebble Creek and took that to the shopping center. Regents Park and Pebble Creek are narrow roads with no bike lanes and no shoulders. The sidewalks are narrow and not meant for bikes. The pavement is bumpy in places due to the street tree roots displacing the pavement. 
Tropical Island Smoothies and Subs is a small place with a big menu. I don't know how he can keep all of it fresh. 

smoothie and my lego pal

smoothie and my lego pal

I ordered a mango strawberry and kiwi smoothie. It came with some whipped cream on top! It was good and sweet but expensive. Smoothies are $7.99 and he was so nice I felt obligated to give him a tip. 
There is no bike rack around. They do offer seating inside and outside. I rode back with most of my smoothie. 
Riding north on BBD, I heard a crash and looked over to see a large SUV hit a compact which then hit another car. I could hear someone yelling and crying. I didn't stop. It was across the highway and I am not sure what help I would have been. 
I rode home, against the wind. 
15.8 miles 13.8 mph

Tuesday
Late start due to updating iPhone. 
56° humidity 90% wind 4 NE
Chilly. Glad I had a base layer. 
I rode hard and a shorter loop. Steam was coming up from ponds. 
I stopped at Hueland Pond and Mansfield. I stopped in the right left turn lane to see if camera would pick me up. I just got the apps paused and the light turned green! It worked. So if I want to really rest, I shouldn't use that lane. 
School traffic was cooperative. 
8.39 miles 14 mph

Wednesday
64° humidity 94% wind 4 NE
Dark and chilly. 
Pedaling woke me up and I rode well. As I was passing Oldwoods on MPB, a school bus passed me and stopped. I veered onto Oldwoods and rode up a bit and turned around just so I wouldn't have to stop. 
Stopped at Mansfield & SR56.
9.19 miles 13.6 mph

Thursday
64° humidity 90% wind 7 NNE
Wind was annoying. 

Bus stopped at CLR & Deer Run. I didn't want to stop so I turned at Eagle Station and went around to CLR. It was 1/2 mile extra but I kept pedaling. 

I rode to Union Park. I stopped at the zen garden. I am not sure what is so zen about it. It is right off the main road and the sidewalk bisects it. Also, the sign for it is three stones stacked like a cairn. There are no stones large enough to stack. 

I rode through Union Park and back to MPB. I rode up SR56 with a crosswind. A woman cut me off when she entered the mental health facility. 
Another driver cut me off as I approached CLR on Mansfield. 
They were testing the sprinklers at the clubhouse. With the wind, the spray was covering all of the bike lane. I had to ride in the car lane and still got sprayed. 
13.2 miles
13.2 mph

Friday
67° humidity 89% wind 6 NNE
Tired and wind was too much. Rode out to Union Park then to SR56. Crosswind was annoying, too. Just slogged through it. 
12.41 miles
13.3 mph

Saturday
67° humidity 90% wind 4-8 NNE
Windy!
I rode out to Union Park. I finally saw the dog park. It is small. It is smaller than the size of a house lot. 
I rode through The Ridge. The north sidewalk is wide and does not rise like the road does. I didn't go all the way back because of the construction. Homes seem nice. They are narrow but large with nice details. The lots are narrow. I took the south sidewalk back to SR56. Mistake. It was steep and I am not used to hills. Headwind along Mansfield was fierce. 
13.13 miles
13.1 mph

This week 72.3
This year 2112

coffeeneuring #5

 coffeenuering

Tuesday 1 November
66° humidity 94% wind 4-5 NE

looking west at sr54 and mpb

looking west at sr54 and mpb

Pam told me about the wellness café at Florida Hospital. I decided to check it out. To make it worth the calories, I went out MPB to SR54. O rode the MUP along MPB. I prefer the road but it gets busy along this stretch and I wasn't sure I could keep my tired brain aware enough to be safe. 

looking south at sr54 and bbd

looking south at sr54 and bbd

There is a decent shoulder along SR54. The wind was behind me and I cruised along. I had to stop briefly at Curley Road for the light and then again at BBD to cross safely. While waiting for the light, I realized I have never been to the Waffle House. We have homemade waffles and sausage every Sunday at home so there is no need to have waffles anywhere else.

non-descript entry for visitors

non-descript entry for visitors

I rode south down BBD. The wind was with me and helped me get some good speed. I rode in the road instead of the MUP. The bike lane is clear.

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I have not been to Florida Hospital. I followed the signs to the Wellness Center and looked for a bike rack. I found two in the back with the visitor parking. I locked up my bike and went in. The Café is very small but had a good variety of smoothies. Why do most smoothies include bananas? I ordered a berry blast. It was $4.82. 

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There is seating inside but I prefer to go outside. At least there were other people around in workout clothes since the Wellness Center includes a fitness area. There was no seating outside so I took my smoothie to go. I rode back against the wind, SR56 to Mansfield. 

18.17 miles
12.82 mph

coffeeneuring #4

Monday, 24 October
61° humidity 80% wind 5 NNE

this is the barrier at the end of mansfield. there is a worn path along the right side.

this is the barrier at the end of mansfield. there is a worn path along the right side.

I wore my long sleeve base but didn't need it. The sun was warm. I went out CLR to Mansfield over to Kinnan. Kennan is an abandoned future road. It was built to connect two counties but the counties cannot agree. There was no broken glass but shredded mattress someone dumped here. I rode to Cross Creek. 

no bike lane and a lower shoulder is no very bike friendly.

no bike lane and a lower shoulder is no very bike friendly.

I had to stop to cross traffic to get across the road to Hunters' Green. My speeds were good with wind behind me. I went north on BBD.

cross creek and bruce b downs

cross creek and bruce b downs

I missed hitting resume on my Apple Watch and lost 1/4 mile. Oops. 
I rode east on Regents Park All the way around to BBD. I rode it back to Pebble Creek and took that to the shopping center. Regents Park and Pebble Creek are narrow roads with no bike lanes and no shoulders. The sidewalks are narrow and not meant for bikes. The pavement is bumpy in places due to the street trees. 

Tropical Island Smoothies and Subs is a small place with a big menu. I don't know how he can keep all of it fresh. I ordered a mango strawberry and kiwi smoothie. It came with some whipped cream on top! It was good and sweet but expensive. Smoothies are $7.99 and he was so nice I felt obligated to give him a tip. 

There is no bike rack around. They do offer seating inside and outside. I rode back with most of my smoothie. I rode home, against the wind. 

starve and wahoo will connect the dots but not the Apple Watch.

starve and wahoo will connect the dots but not the Apple Watch.

15.8 miles 13.8 mph