20180408 cycling

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Monday
67° humidity 92% wind 3-5 SE
Some lingering haze. 
School bus 18-358 driving very slow and in the bike lane on Beardsley. Finally turned into Sedgwick. 
Accidentally hit stop on my Apple Watch. I hit done but it didn’t save to activity app. WTF
9 miles
12.8 mph

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Tuesday
68° humidity 91% wind 5-7+ SE
Sunny and windy. 
Headwind along Mansfield
11.7 miles
12.5 mph

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Wednesday
75° humidity 74% wind 3-5 SW
Warm and windy. 
The tap on the Apple Watch didn’t take and I “lost” 5.5 miles.
I think I saw an eagle in Union Park. It was big like a vulture but brown and the head wasn’t ugly. 
13.6 miles
12.6 mph

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Thursday
61° humidity 82% wind 7-10 NE
Chilly and windy. 
Injured duck on MPB. A woman stopped to help. 
Woman turning left onto Mansfield almost ran into me. She didn’t even slow down. 
9 miles
12.2 mph

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Friday
61° humidity 81% wind 5-7 NE
Felt warmer because the sun was higher. 
Pumped up my tires even though they felt firm. Felt faster. One of my fastest rides this year. 
Headwind along Mansfield
13.5 miles
13.2 mph

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Saturday
65° humidity 88% wind 6-16! S
Thankfully I never felt those reported wind gusts. 
Sunny. 
9.1 miles
12.7 mph

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Sunday
69° humidity 90% wind 2-4W 3-5 NW
Cloudy and muggy. I did my loop clockwise today. The wind wasn’t strong and I found my stride quickly. 
I stopped at the dead end at MPB. A few drops of rain as I started back. 
9.28 miles
13.3 mph

This week 75.5 miles
This year 900 miles 

I used the Apple Watch to record but it didn’t transfer. Another ride was missing so I didn’t get my perfect workout award. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

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20180401 cycling

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A decent week or riding. It was windy which made me not want to ride longer.

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Monday
64° humidity 95% wind 5-8 NE
Dark, cool and windy. 
School started again so traffic was heavier. 
9.03 miles
12.2 mph

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Tuesday
63° humidity 82% wind 8-14 E
Sunny and very windy. Too wi day too even blow my nose without getting slimed. 
12.7 miles
11.9 mph

Wednesday
57° humidity 87% wind 4-7 E
Chilly and dark. The sun wasn’t up yet. 
Car turning from SR56 to Hueland Pond didn’t yield to me. Good thing I wanna expected him to be an ass. 
8.4 miles
12.4 mph

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Thursday
65° humidity 80% wind 8-12 SE
Very windy. Had to stop for a bus in Union Park. 
Jerk coming out of the The Ridge never even slowed down let alone yield to me like the sign says. 
Headwind along Hueland wand Mansfield was brutal. 
Family was texting so much I had to silence my phone. 
12 miles
12.1 mph

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Friday
70° humidity 79% wind 10-11S
Windy and warm. 
Broken glass on Beardsley. 
They finished paving Oldwoods extension. 
Headwind along Mansfield was awful. 
12.8 miles
12.1 mph

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Saturday
65° humidity 78% wind 11-14 NE
Wet. It rained earlier. 
Not as windy as expected. The tailwind on SR56 was nice. Headwind along Mansfield. 
8.48 miles
12.8 mph
This month 320 miles

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Sunday
64° humidity 95% wind 5-6 NE
I wanted to go back to bed but went out instead. 
Sunny but no energy in me. 
Stomach cramps, too. 
8.4 miles
11.9 mph
This week 72 miles
This year 825 miles

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20180325 cycling

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The weather was unseasonably cold this week. On the days I could, I waited until it got warmer to ride. The spring winds were very annoying.

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Monday
67° humidity 91% wind 4-8 SW
It rained some on and off. Not enough to take off my glasses. 
Wahoo Tckr showed an elevated HR but my Apple Watch did not agree. Weird
Didn’t push it. 
9.0 miles
12.7 mph

Tuesday
73°  humidity 90% wind 16-27 SW
Muggy and windy! I just wanted to be able to close my rings. I went west on CLR and rode through some of the villages. It rained some on the way home
6.6 miles
11.8 mph

Wednesday
59° humidity 74% wind 10-13 NW
Cool and very windy. Headwind along CLR and BBD. The tailwind helped along SR56 and Mansfield. 
Brief tachycardia at 10 minutes. I felt it come on but didn’t feel it stop. 
7.13 miles
12.5 mph

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Thursday
55° humidity 44% wind 9-10 NW
Cold and windy. Windy was against me until I turned onto Hueland Pond. 
8.1 miles
12.3 mph

 union park charter academy. pre-fab concrete buildings seems to go together quickly.

union park charter academy. pre-fab concrete buildings seems to go together quickly.

Friday
73° humidity 24% wind 5-7 NW
Wind was annoying and felt against me until I turned onto MPB. 
14 miles
12.3 mph

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Saturday
Too cold to ride before work. 
78° humidity 29% wind 7-8 SW
Wind was annoying and mostly against me. 
9.0 miles
12.1 mph

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Sunday
56° humidity 95% wind 3-5 S
Cool, sunny and windy. It felt stronger than 5 mph. 
Broken glass along Beardsley. 
9 miles
12.2 mph
This week 63.2
This year 752 miles

20180318 cycling

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Climate change has made some unusually cold mornings. I had some extra days off so I could delay my rides until the temperatures rose.

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Monday
68° humidity 91% wind 14 NW
It was wet but not raining when I started. But it was dark. It started raining after 10 minutes. The wind was bad. The visor on my helmet is low and kept the rain off of my glasses. 
The dead deer is still there, intact. 
6.5 miles
12.4 mph

Tuesday
49° humidity 58% wind 8 NW
It was cold but I was running out of time before I had to get ready for work. 
The deer was gone. 
7.1 miles
12.3 mph

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Wednesday
Too cold in the morning. I had to take Ryan to the dentist and haircut. I rode after I ate lunch. 
64° humidity 32% wind 10-15 NW
Very windy. The wind was against me for the first five miles and the last 2 1/2. 
LMP blocking bike lane on CLR. 
11.1 miles
12.6 mph

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Thursday
Too cold in the morning. Andy had special Olympics so I rode after I finished reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. 

68° humidity 21% wind 6-8 W
Windy and sunny. 
15.1 miles
12.8 mph

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Friday
Very cold in the morning. I rode after lunch and groceries. 
70° humidity 31% wind 5 w-sw
Good tailwind along SR56. Though my legs and arms felt weak. 
The wind shifted and I had to fight it along CLR. 
15 miles
13 mph

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Saturday
Another cold morning so I rode after work. 
76° humidity 30% wind 6-8 SW
I started out slow but felt stronger as I started to ride. Tailwind along SR56.
11.3 miles
12.7 mph

Sunday
58° humidity 100% wind 2-3 SW
Cool and foggy. I started out slow but found my rhythm about 10 minutes in. 
6.5 miles
123 mph
This week 72.7
This year 692

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It was a windy week and cold on a few days. But I am happy with the miles I rode.

Monday
69° humidity 41% wind 11-12 NW
Short loop in the opposite direction. Lots of traffic and dusk. 
8.4 miles
12.8 mph

 union park

union park

Tuesday
60° humidity 60% wind 3-8 S
I went my usual route thinking I would be OK with the wind. But it was more SSW and slowed me down. That and I didn’t feel like pushing it. 
12 miles
12.4 mph

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Wednesday
62° humidity 56% wind 10-14 NW
Sunny and very windy. I chose not to fight it. 
14.5 miles
12 mph

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Thursday
49° humidity 58% wind 5-6 NW
Cold but not too windy. Short ride with new helmet. 
6.4 miles
12 mph

Friday
51° humidity 52% wind 6 NE
It was too cold to ride before 9am. I chose to ride my bike to work to get in my riles.
My pants were too tight and cutting off the oxygen. They are not meant for riding. I had to stop and undo the button. 
Ride was OK. Good once I got on SR56 and had tailwinds. 
I forgot to stop the workout app on my watch. 
3.9 miles
11.7 mph

64° humidity 29% wind 2-5 NE
Dark but my lights worked well. 
3.8 miles
11.7 mph

 union park

union park

Saturday
64° humidity 63% wind 8-9 SE
Sunny and windy. Union Park was having Battle of the Blocks. A truck was blocking my view. 
A truck and a monster bus were blocking Tonka at Oldwoods. 
Headwind along Hueland Pond and Mansfield. 
12 miles
12.6 mph

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Sunday
63° humidity 93% wind 5-8 SE
Sunny and windy. Windy didn’t help much. 
Dead deer still by the side of the road on Mansfield at WRES. 
15.1 miles
12.1 mph

This week 76.5
This year 610

20180304 cycling

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A pretty good week for riding except for the crash on Wednesday.

Monday
68° humidity 88% wind 2-3 S
Cool, calm, patchy fog. 
Sun rising. 
9 miles
13.3 mph

 i had to stop for school traffic. the regular crossing guard has been out sick.

i had to stop for school traffic. the regular crossing guard has been out sick.

Tuesday
67° humidity 92% wind 8-16 NE
Sunny with some low clouds and very windy. 
13 miles
12.7 mph 

 i ended up sliding along my face and head. my glass tried to slide off and left a red mark on my nose

i ended up sliding along my face and head. my glass tried to slide off and left a red mark on my nose

Wednesday
63° humidity 89% wind 3-4 E
Sunny and less wind. 
Wiped out on MPB at SR56. Truck was too close and his mirror stuck out too far. Face plant. Sore ribs. Nice bruise. 
12.2 miles
12.8 mph
This month 289 miles

 clear day along sr56

clear day along sr56

Thursday
66° humidity 95% wind 5-6 S
Achy. Felt new aches as I rode. 
I had to stop at MPB and SR56 to allow traffic to clear. 
Woman driver didn’t stop at Hueland Pond and SR56. Ass. 
Sunny and the azaleas are blooming. 
9.0 miles
12.8 mph

 wrong the opposite direction because the weather app said the wind was nw

wrong the opposite direction because the weather app said the wind was nw

Friday
68° humidity 62% wind 8-13 NW
Wind felt more like NE. It was against me the whole time on SR56. 
11.1 miles
12.6 mph

Saturday
50° humidity 51% wind 8-13 NW
Cold! Wind felt more northerly. 
Shorter ride. 
8.4 miles
12.4 mph

 the cattle are back in this pasture

the cattle are back in this pasture

Sunday
62° humidity 45% wind 9-14 NE
Sunny and windy. 
I rode as far as I could on Oldwoods Blvd.  They are building a charter school for Union Park. I saw horses when riding as far as I could in Union Park. 
14.8 miles
12.1 mph
This week 77.8
This year 534

20180225 cycling

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A good week for riding. Only Thursday was a bummer.
Sunrise is earlier which is nice.

 union park

union park

Monday
69° humidity 83% wind 8-14 SE 6-8 E
The sun was back and so was the wind. It was great when I was on SR56. Headwind along Mansfield was brutal. 
12.2 miles
13.0 mph

Tuesday
69° humidity 94% wind 6-7 E
Clear and windy. Sunrise in my eyes
8.4 miles
12.9 mph 

Wednesday
95° humidity 71% wind 6-7 SE
Short and quick. I had to be to work early. 
8.4 miles
13.5 mph

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Thursday
72° humidity 80% wind 7-9 E
Sunny and windy. Had to turn back at Alchester because my heart started racing. Damn. 
4.5 miles
12.3 mph

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Friday
67° humidity 93% wind 5-8 E
Sunny and windy. I felt much better. I didn’t push but I rode well. Tailwind helped. 
12.3 miles
13 mph

 wiregrass

wiregrass

Saturday
65° humidity 91% wind 4E
Sunny and cool. One short loop. 
8,4 miles
12.9 mph

 union park

union park

Sunday
72° humidity 83% wind 5-8 S-SE
Sunny, warm and windy. 
Rode out Union Park and even went in the back. New roads are in but no houses yet. 
Headwind along Hueland Pond & Mansfield was awful. 
13.9 miles
13.1 mph 

This week 68.6
This year 457

20180218 cycling

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A good week for riding except for the fog. I was very happy to see the sun come out on Sunday.

Monday
69° humidity 96% wind 6-8 SE
Windy wasn’t as bad. Sun was rising. 
8.4 miles
12.8 mph

 overcast at union park

overcast at union park

Tuesday
72° humidity 92% wind 4 E-SE
Rode to Union Park. 
Headwind along Mansfield
12.7 miles
12.7 mph

 i really miss the sun

i really miss the sun

Wednesday
65° humidity 92% wind 6 SE
Wind seemed stronger than reported or maybe I was just too tired to fight it. Rode to Union Park. 
12.7 miles
12.1 mph

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Thursday
64° humidity 94% wind 5-8 SE
Foggy and chilly. Moisture’s collected on my sweatshirt and glasses. 
Cars not stopping along SR56. Three times I had to slow down or stop because they didn’t feel the need to heed the signs. Headwind along Mansfield
9.0 miles
12.5 mph

 the ride started out foggy but the sun broke through

the ride started out foggy but the sun broke through

Friday
66° humidity 86% wind?? Not much but kept changing direction! Always against me. 
I pumped up the tires and maybe that increased my speed? 
12.8 miles
13.4 mph

Saturday
62° humidity 96% wind 1 SE
Heavy fog. I could see the moisture in the light beam so I took off my glasses before I started riding. 
One loop. 
9.0 miles
12.5 mph

Activity app not showing Apple Watch readings. Apple Watch dinged that I got my move ring closed. I got home
And Activity app said I had 25% to go. 

 the sun is back and so is my energy

the sun is back and so is my energy

Sunday
63° humidity 91% wind 2 SE
The sun was out! Quick loop. My legs were pedaling fast but it didn’t feel like the effort my heart reported. 
8.4 miles
13.4 mph

This week 73.3 miles
This year 394 miles 

20180211 cycling

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Monday
61° humidity 100% wind 5 NW
I forgot to take notice of the wind direction but figured out it was coming from the west when I turned onto CLR. I did a reverse loop. 
Lots of new potholes on MPB. I do t have to worry about them but the debris left on the side of the road. is another story.
9.08 miles
12.8 mph

 few clouds at union park

few clouds at union park

Tuesday
60° humidity 89% wind 4-8 SE
Sunny and windy. I was too warm in my wool base and blue sweatshirt. 
Headwind along Mansfield was awful. 
It was nice to see the sun. 
12.9 miles
12.7 mph

 no longer dead

no longer dead

Wednesday
68° humidity 90% wind 10-11 SE
Warm and very windy. Headwind along Mansfield was brutal. I went from 12.5 to 12.0 in that two mile stretch. 
12.9 miles
12.1 mph

 foggy morn

foggy morn

Thursday
65° humidity 96% wind 1-2 E
Foggy. Utility work along Beardsley. Cones and vehicles and workers blocking the bike lane. 
Quick stop at Mansfield. 
9.0 miles
12.8 mph

 some morning haze

some morning haze

Friday
63° humidity 91% wind 6-7 NE
Very overcast. No sun in sight. 
Utility construction continues along Beardsley. Headwind along Mansfield. 
9.0 miles
12.6 mph

 not enough sun

not enough sun

Saturday
69° humidity 96% wind 6-10 SE
Sun was peaking out. Wind was annoying. Mind was elsewhere. 
Utility work on Beardsley cleaning up. 
Headwind along Mansfield
12.9 miles
12.3 mph

 cloudy

cloudy

Sunday
72° humidity 88% wind 10-12
Cloudy but bright. Way too windy. 
Headwind along Mansfield was awful. It reduced my average speed from 13.0 to 12.5. 
9 miles
12.4 mph
This week 75.1
This year 320

20180204 cycling

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No a bad week for riding.  I was able to ride every day even short rides when the weather got colder. I did switch to Strava because the Wahoo app kept losing connectivity and I was “losing” miles. I am using the trial version of Strava Premium  in order to see my cadence and heart rate and will have to pay. Wahoo gave me all that for free.

Monday
67° humidity 100% wind 7-11 SW
Headwind along CLR. I road out to BBD. Some moisture along BBD. 
Wahoo app cut in and out along SR56. 
7.11 miles
12.0 mph 

 clear skies at union park

clear skies at union park

Tuesday
60° humidity 41% wind 10-13 NW
Very windy. It didn’t register in my mind the wind was coming from the NW. I rode up to Union Park and back. 
10.5 miles
12.2 mph

 flags at McDonald's tell the wind story

flags at McDonald's tell the wind story

Wednesday
Another cold morning. I ran errands in the morning. I decided to not do a workout but ride to Wiregrass for my hair appointment. 
69° humidity 45% wind 8-9 E
4 miles to Wiregrass
3,4 miles from Wiregrass to McDonald's to home
January miles 210 

Thursday
51° humidity 86% wind 3-4 NE
I switched to Strava. Connecting my sensors was easy enough. It will take a while to get used to the set up. Strava dims the display and I had to change it to never. (Of course I didn’t want to stop and had to take off my glove to do and get my glove back on.) Sunny and cold but wind was not an issue. Strava never lost the signal.  
Strava doesn’t show average speed.  (It does in another screen.)
6.6 miles. 

 winter at wiregrass

winter at wiregrass

Friday
65° humidity 68% wind 1-5 NW
I rode out to BBD and then east of SR56. I haven’t been on this road much since Wahoo updated and kept dropping the signal. I noticed no problems with Strava. 
I rode to Union Park. I kept my head up looking out for rogue trash bins. 
My left buttock hurt after 10 miles. 
Too many LMP vehicles in my way. 
15.5 miles
12.6 mph

Saturday
51° humidity 71% wind 11-12 NE
Cold and windy made it a short ride. 
6.5 miles
11.9 mph

 some blues skies at wiregrass

some blues skies at wiregrass

Sunday
66° humidity 86% wind 12-17 SE
Very windy = slow ride. Headwind along Mansfield was brutal and I went from 12.3 to 11.9 mph even though I pushed it. 
9.0 miles
12.0 mph
This week 62.7 miles
This year 245 miles 

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