20170219 cycling

Monday

62° humidity 92% wind 4 NE
I went out to BBD. Driver clipped me as she was exited Shoppes at New Tampa. She didn't stop and didn't see me. I moved some but the mirror clipped my handlebars. I stayed upright but was angry. I turned around and saw she was waving "sorry." Ugh. As she passed, I noted her license plate, 907 4JE. Silver hatchback, maybe a Hyundai?
Stopped at Mansfield. 
Headwind on Hueland Pond. 
Headwind on CLR. 
8.12 miles
12.23 mph

Tuesday
62° humidity 93% wind 1 SE
Grey day with little wind. I rode to Union Park. 
12.47 miles
11.63 mph

Wednesday
66° humidity 94% wind 4-6 S
Grey and windy. I probably should have done the other way. The wind seemed against me at every turn. 
12.5 miles
10.95 mph

how long before these are filty?

how long before these are filty?

Thursday
58° humidity 73% wind 5 NW
Reverse loop. Felt so good to be on my road bike. It is so quiet and smooth. Bike computer no longer working I adjusted the sensor but I think the wires may have snapped. 
8.47 miles
13.02 mph

Friday
48° humidity 93% wind 1 ENE
I took the old bike computer off and moved my bell up to the handlebars. 
It was cold but the sun felt good. Riding this bike seems effortless since the gears are new and the shifting is indexed. 
I turned onto MPB and noticed the tire felt soft. I stopped and checked and it was soft. I don't remember riding over anything that would have given me a flat. I tried to pump it up but it only got worse. I noticed the valve stem was crooked even before I tried to pump it up. One guy on a bike stopped but I said I was OK. 
I finally took the wheel off and changed the tube. Getting the tire off is always a struggle. I didn't see any nicks of holes. I pulled out a new tube and put it on. Putting it on was easier than in the past. Pumping it up was not easy. I do not like my pump as I am never sure if I have it seated properly. I had to stop once to inflate some more.
My tire was still a little soft so I rode carefully home. I pumped it up when I got him with my floor pump. 
5.34 miles
11.76 mph

Saturday
54° humidity 85% wind 3 E
Tire still felt firm, yay. 
Late start so short ride. 
6.45 miles
12.56 mph

Sunday
64° humidity 97% w 1 NW
Foggy. I went out to BBD. 
8.10 miles
12.49 mph

This week 61.4
This year 412 miles 

20170212 cycling

did this wear just happy or did i miss it overtime i pumped up the tire?

did this wear just happy or did i miss it overtime i pumped up the tire?

Monday
53° humidity 93% wind 2 NE
Foggy. Steamy ponds.
I was just past Oldwoods and the rear tire felt soft. I turned onto path and it was low. I couldn't see anything sticking out but saw that the tread was worn through. I pumped in some air but not enough to ride. I got off and called dad. And called dad. I called him 15 times hanging up after the voice mail message started. I called the house phone thinking he might have had his iPhone on silent for church. I saw that recents linked the house phone to Ryan and remembered his iPhone is on the kitchen table. I called that iPhone and dad answered. He came to pick me up. By then I had walked about a mile.
3.7 miles 11.79 mph

Tuesday
62° humidity 93% wind 4 SE
I put my road bike in the van so it was out of my way and hopefully one step closer to taking it into the shop. 
I rode my 820. Such a different ride. Easier and harder at the same time. I like sitting a bit upright but I go slower. However, I was surprised when my Apple Watch said I had average 12.1 mph for the first five miles. I have been averaging that on my road bike. I assumed it was because I was more fatigued and heavier. But maybe it was tire wearing out? I wonder. 
Headwind along Hueland Pond and Mansfield. 
8.43 miles 12.32 mph

Wednesday
62° humidity 95% wind 5SSE
Wet from overnight rain. I rode the 820 again. Short loop. 
8.43 miles 11.83 mph

i miss the warm sun

i miss the warm sun

Thursday
71° humidity 92% wind 8 WNW-WSW
Very windy. I went out to BBD. The wind didn't help much when I rode along BBD. Headwind along Beardsley. 
I don't know what happened but my Apple Watch didn't record from where I stopped on SR56 to someplace on Beardsley. Weird
11.07 miles
11.34 mph

my trusty red

my trusty red

Friday
52° humidity 63% wind 9 ENE
Sunny but cold and windy. I noticed my rear tire felt soft as I turned onto CLR but didn't feel like turning around. I struggled to pedal through the wind. 
Some reprieve on SR56 but the wind hit me on Mansfield. 
8.42 miles
10.62 mph

Saturday
50° humidity 93% wind 2 ENE
Cold! I pumped up the rear tire. It was almost flat. 
Very sunny. I miss my rear mirror. 
Short ride. 
6.03 miles
11.34 mph

Sunday
I went to ride my bike and found my rear tire flat. I went to change the tube and realized I had no tools, they are in my bike bag I left on my road bike. Oops. I managed to get the tire off then realized I didn't have the right size tube. Double oops. I asked Ryan if I could ride his bike. He asked which one? What? He thinks he has two bikes but the red one is still mine. Silly boy. He reluctantly said yes and I inflated his tires. How does he ride with them so low? 

Bike
63° humidity 91% wind 1 ENE
I do no like riding Ryan's bike. It is too upright and my hands still tingle. His seat has tilted back (which he says is OK) and I felt like it was digging into my crotch. The ride is so different. I could feel it in my hamstrings. With one gear, I felt very inefficient. 
6.16 miles
9.68 mph

This week 52.2 miles
This year 350 miles 

20170205 cycling

clear skies = boring pics

clear skies = boring pics

Monday
51° humidity 89% wind 5-7 NNW
Cold and windy. Should have worn my gloves. 
Chest was tight when I was on BBD. Thought about cutting the ride short but everything evened out. 
Stopped to rest and accidently hit end instead of pause on Apple Watch. 
11.14 miles
11.57 mph

Tuesday
Too cold to ride before work.

Wednesday
Too cold to ride before taking Andy to the dentist.

Thursday
52° humidity 93% wind 3 NE
I didn't want to ride but I went out. Thoughts drifting and I ended up doing 12 miles. 
12.44 miles
12.29 mph

Friday
61° humidity 89% wind 2 NE
I was dressed too warmly. 
My Wahoo App stopped reading the sensors. 
12.25 miles
12.75 mph

Saturday
60° humidity 95% wind 4 N
Short ride because I had to work early. Grey and breezy. 
8.44 miles
12.30 mph

Sunday
I slept in and didn't have time to ride before breakfast. I was lazy and didn't go out until dinner. I rode my 820 to Wiregrass and met a friend for frozen yogurt. I didn't have bike lights (I moved them to the 1220) and rode home in the dark. I stayed on the path and sidewalk most of the way.
7.77 miles

Decent amount of miles despite missing two days of riding.

Decent amount of miles despite missing two days of riding.

20170129 cycling

Monday
60° humidity 85% wind 9 W
Wind wasn't a problem until Mansfield. It felt more like 5SW
Wet roads. Lots of debris from the wind yesterday. Little energy. 
7.12 miles
12.12 mph

Tuesday
Drove the boys to school, no ride

Wednesday
52° humidity 96% wind 2 SE
Cold and foggy. I had to take off my glasses and the moisture soaked through my clothes. 
Dense fog and some cars driving without lights! 
Truck parked on path just east of mental health facility. Ugh. 
12.41 miles
12.15 mph

Thursday
68° humidity 95% wind 4 SSE to 10 SSW
Late start and ran into bus pickups. Had to slow down twice. 
Wind got stronger and changed directions. Headwind along SR56 & Mansfield. No energy. 
12.75 miles
11.98 mph

Friday
59° humidity 59% wind 7 NNW
Headwind most of the way. Chillier, too. 
Car turning right from SR56 to Mansfield as I was approaching the intersection. I saw she had a bike rack and thought she would yield. She did not and even motioned her hand like "oh well." Man. 
Energy feeling a little better. 
11.07 miles
12.32 mph

Saturday
Too cold to ride before work.

Sunday
Too cold and rainy to ride before church.

This week: 43.3 miles
This year: 246 miles

20170122 cycling

Monday
59° humidity 91% wind 2 NE
Tired. Wahoo app lost sensors early in the ride and never came back. One loop. 
9.03 miles
12.7 mph

Tuesday
60° humidity 94% wind 3 NE
Slow start. Felt like a chore. Wahoo kept connected to BT sensors throughout the ride.  
Had to stop at Mansfield for traffic. 
Headwind along Mansfield. 
12.48 miles
12.92 mph

Wednesday
58° humidity 96% wind 3 SE
Chilly. Steamy ponds. Foggy fields. 
Earlier so ran into kids waiting for school bus at Union Park and had to ride over the bridge. Same on the way back so didn't stop until I got to SR56. 
Ran into school traffic at JLMS and drivers blocking the bike lane. Ugh
12.45 miles
12.69 mph

Thursday
59° humidity 95% wind 1 SE
Mind was elsewhere. Sun was warm
12.41 miles
12.78 mph

Friday
66° humidity 93% wind 7 SE
Too windy for my regular route. I went south to Kinnan around Brockton to Cross Creek and back. I skipped Live Oak as I just wasn't feeling like riding any longer. 
I had to stop on Mansfield at CLR for the light and almost stop at Stetson for the school bus. 
8.06 miles
11.74 mph

Saturday
63° humidity 95% wind 5SE
Chilly and sunny. Patchy fog. 
Not feeling any energy, went on fat-burning ride. 
12.48 miles
12.19 mph

Sunday
71° humidity 93% wind 9 S
Windy. I only rode to get my week in. Down Kinnan and back. 
6.66 miles
11.17 mph

This week 73.5 miles
This year 202 miles 

20170115 cycling

i stopped at the same spot almost every day.

i stopped at the same spot almost every day.

Monday
Too cold to ride before work. 

Tuesday
53° humidity 89% wind 7 NE
Cold but didn't really need my long gloves. 
Windy and no energy to fight it. 
Dead raccoon on Beardsley. 
Rode through Union Park. 
Hit end instead of pause on Apple Watch when I stopped for a rest. 
12.46 miles
12.13 mph

Wednesday
58° humidity 94% wind 4 NE
I thought I felt better but no. No energy to ride. I kept a casual pace. 
Headwind along Mansfield
12.48 miles
12.33 mph

Thursday
Sun was low and in my eyes. 
No energy. 
Driver stopped in crosswalk to turn right in red at Mansfield and SR56. Ass. 
Ran into school traffic. Driver in Lexus in bike lane. I was left with sandy gutter and slid. I had to brace myself on her car. Ass. More selfish drivers near the school entrance. Ugh. 
10.62 miles
12.6 mph

Friday
60° humidity 95% wind 5 NE
I feel a bit better. Chilly at first as I wore shorts and just long sleeved base and t-shirt. 
Headwind along Mansfield
Missed most of the school traffic at JLMS. 
Auto accident on CLR at Stetson. 
12.47 miles
12.71 mph

Saturday
63° humidity 95% wind 3 NE
Feeling OK. Foggy and overcast. 
Wahoo stopped seeing devices then reconnected later. Apple Watch had several gaps. 
10.56 miles
12.99 mph

Sunday
61° humidity 95% wind 3 NE
Short ride before breakfast. 
8.43 miles 12.43 mph
This week 67
This year 129

20170108 cycling

christmas trees decorating the tower at union park bridge

christmas trees decorating the tower at union park bridge

Monday
62° humidity 94% wind 5 ESE
Wahoo sensors not picking up. 
Rode out to Union Park. Distracted. 
12 miles
13.1 mph

Tuesday
71° humidity 95% wind 9 S
Too warm and windy. 
I went Mansfield to Kinnan to Brockton to Cross Creek. It was late enough that I missed all the school traffic. 
Distracted riding back up Kinnan and rode off the road twice. WTH
Rode through Live Oak. 
10.64 miles
12.8 mph

Wednesday
75° humidity 95% wind 5 WSW
Raining in the beginning but I was late and couldn't wait. It wasn't too bad but the wind was annoying. Hands were numb. 
7.16 miles
12.96 mph

Thursday
59° humidity 94% wind 1 NE
Chill felt good. Sunny. 
Saw a deer trying to cross MPB. She hesitated as I got near. She tried a couple more times but cars were coming in the other direction. She finally found a clear path and hopped across. 
Rode through Union Park. 
12.59 miles
13.09 mph

Friday
59° humidity 94% wind 3 SE
Sunny and breezy. Wahoo stopped reading Tickr and Cadence sensors when I turned onto MPB and Rode to Union Park. Headwind along Mansfield. Feet were cramping. 
12.75 miles
13.2 mph

Saturday
67° humidity 90% wind 6 SW
Very windy and wet. I could feel my back getting wet despite the rack blocking the spray. 
Rode out to BBD to SR56. The wind was with me along Mansfield. 
7.13 miles
12.13 mph

Sunday
Too cold to ride.

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