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

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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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20180128 cycling

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I only missed one day of biking this week which is good. I was distracted and didn’t see the trash bin and wiped out which is bad.

very foggy ride in union park

very foggy ride in union park

Monday
61° humidity 94% wind 5-12 SE
Foggy and windy. I had to take off my glasses to see. Wahoo app kept cutting out. Turning on the auto-pause May have made it worse. 
12.73+ miles
12.3+ mph
I know my mileage is off because my Apple Watch recorded 12.85 miles. 

nice to see the blue skies

nice to see the blue skies

Tuesday
69° humidity 92% wind 7-8 SW
I went the opposite way to take advantage of the wind. Wahoo app kept cutting out on me and truncating the route. 
I saw the alligator at the pond along Oldwoods. 
12.88 miles
12.3 mph

Wednesday
Too cold to ride 

this jerk was blocking the road when i entered union park

this jerk was blocking the road when i entered union park

Thursday
51° humidity 51% wind 10-15 NE
Cold and windy. Sun peaked out but didn’t warm me up any. 
Wahoo app cutout and I noticed the time. I sent in a report after I got home. 
12.60 miles
11.70 mph

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Friday
59° humidity 73% wind 10-18 NE
Sunny and windy. 
I ran into a trash bin left in the road as I was trying to read a text while riding. My bad. Wiped out, got up and kept going. 
I turned around when I got to SR56 to avoid Wahoo cutting out. 
The pain started while riding along Beardsley. 
13.15 miles
12.3 mph

Saturday
60° humidity 85% wind 5-8 NE
Sore and achy. I took it easy. 
I rode up to SR56 and turned around. 
8.89 miles
12.2 mph

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Sunday
68° humidity 85% wind 9-12 SE
Short ride this morning. Still achy. 
7.28 miles
12.4 mph
This week 67.5
This year 191
Since Wahoo app updated, Strava doesn’t count my mileage in the monthly challenge. 

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What a sad week or riding. It was very cold and I don’t have the gear to ride below 50°. It is rare for it to be that cold for more that a day. Climate change sucks 

Monday
It was too cold to ride before work.

union park with blue skies

union park with blue skies

Tuesday
It was cold in the morning, we ran errands and I went in the afternoon. 
71° humidity 40% wind 4-5 NE
Nice to feel warmth and the sun. The wind wasn’t too annoying. 
12.94 miles
12.36 mph

Wednesday
Too cold to ride. 

Thursday
Too cold to ride 

mostly clear skies at union park

mostly clear skies at union park

Friday
It was cold in the morning so I waited until the afternoon to go out. 
63° humidity 39% wind??
I forgot to check the wind direction and it seem to be always against me. When I stopped, I checked 3 apps and found three different wind speeds and directions!
Wahoo stopped recording or at least showing any speed for awhile on SR56   
13.37 miles
12.6 mph

Saturday
Too cold to ride 

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Sunday
56° humidity 87% wind 4 NE
Nice to see the sun coming up earlier. 
Chilly but not too bad. 
Wahoo app paused a couple of time. I don’t know what is wrong with it it also truncated a portion of my ride again
6.66 miles
12.4 mph 

This week 32.9 miles
This year 123 miles

20180114 cycling

i hate those grey blocks

i hate those grey blocks

This looked to be a better week for riding until Sunday came. It was cold and I had to work so I didn’t get to ride and complete a perfect week. Oh well. I did get a lot done at work.

Monday
52° humidity 87% wind 3-7 E
Chilly. Short ride. Runny nose but I was afraid to blow it. 
6.54 miles
12.30 mph 

Tuesday
63° humidity 94% wind 2-4 NE
Light rain. 
Dark and wet. School started back today so traffic was heavy. Some jerks on the road, too. 
9.19 miles
12.42 mph 

grey day at union park

grey day at union park

Wednesday
67° humidity 92% wind 3-4 NE
Wet and misty. I had to take off my glasses right away. 
Legs were tired. 
12.52 miles
12.15 mph

my birthday ride. i didn't match my miles with my age but was just happy for warmer weather.

my birthday ride. i didn't match my miles with my age but was just happy for warmer weather.

Thursday
67° humidity 95% wind 4-6 SE
Overcast and breezy. 
Headwind along Mansfield
12.76 miles
12.37 mph

patches of blue skies through the cloud

patches of blue skies through the cloud

Friday
68° humidity 96% wind 10-18 S
Overcast, humid and very windy. I didn’t want to ride. 
Headwind along Mansfield and just about everywhere else. 
12.65 miles
12.20 mph 

Saturday
56° humidity 86% wind 11-12 NW
Cold and windy. Shorter ride to BBD to SR56. Headwind along CLR. 
7.20 miles
12.02 mph 

Sunday
Too cold to ride. 

This week 60.9 miles
This year 90 miles 

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This was the worst week for riding. It was very busy at work and cold weather moved in. I missed three days because of weather and, afterwards, I was too tired and too cold to ride more than 30 minutes. I had a three day weekend but I was too exhausted to do much. I should probably be happy that I rode as much as I did. 

Monday
59° humidity 88% wind 4 NW
I saw the rain forecast and forgot to check out the wind direction. I went my usual route and was hampered by wind and rain. My wool shirt kept me comfortable. 
8.53 miles
12.26 mph 

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Tuesday
Too cold to ride. 

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Wednesday
Too cold to ride. 

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Thursday
Too cold to ride. 

Friday
53° humidity 27% wind 7 NNE
I had intended on a long ride but the conflicting wind reports (Carrot Weather said a NW wind, WeatherNerd said NNE) and a tired made me stick to a short ride. The wind was strong and went through my sweatshirt. I need to invest in a wind proof vest. The sun felt good but not enough to make me ride harder or longer. 
6.29 miles
11.78 mph 

Saturday
It was too cold in the morning and I was lazy and waited until late afternoon. 
56° humidity 35% wind 3-8 NNE
I wore my shorts and it was chilly. The sun did not help. I only did a short ride. 
6.08 miles
12.15 mph 

it was nice to see the sun and blue skies

it was nice to see the sun and blue skies

Sunday
Too cold this morning. I waited for the temperature to rise. 
66° humidity 49% wind 6-11 E
I blew my nose too hard and it started bleeding. I didn’t stop but got my rag and kept going. The wind was strong but I felt OK except for the nose bleed. 
9.07 miles
12.18 mph

This week 30 miles
This year 30 miles 

20171231 cycling

a full week of riding but not as much time spent on the bike

a full week of riding but not as much time spent on the bike

# 20171231 Cycling
Not a great week for riding. Work is wearing me out but riding helps keep going. I am happy with my milage for the year.

a family was taking photos on the bridge so I didn't take my usual shot at union park

a family was taking photos on the bridge so I didn't take my usual shot at union park

Monday
Christmas
71° humidity 45% wind 3 NE
Cool and breezy. 
Casual pace. I couldn’t do much more. 
13.4 miles
11.92 mph

new light is bright and works well

new light is bright and works well

Tuesday
49° humidity 82% wind 2 NE
Thank goodness for the bike light. It lights up more than the street lights. Only car lights were any match. My heart rate was still elevated for the first 10 minutes. 
Quick ride up to SR56 and back. I hate the cold. My right ankle and foot hurt
6.17 miles
11.76 mph

someone put a santa hat on the robot. does this affect its ability to operate?

someone put a santa hat on the robot. does this affect its ability to operate?

Wednesday
61° humidity 90% wind 2 ENE
Sunny. 
My body is still tired. Easy pace
12.79 miles
12.40 mph

Thursday
59° humidity 89% wind 4 NE
I forgot to check the weather so I wasn’t expecting a strong wind. It slowed me down some because my body is still tired. 
Overcast. No stops. 
9.05 miles
12.17 mph

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Friday
54° humidity 90% wind 3-5 NW
Grey and windy. My legs didn’t want to push. 
14.82 miles
11.81 mph

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Saturday
48° humidity 90% wind 1 NW
Cold and foggy. Wind was not from NW but from NE. It didn’t matter. I did my short ride. I had remove my fogged up glasses. 
6.50 miles
12.14 mph 

Sunday
49° humidity 81% wind 6 NE
Sunny so it didn’t feel as cold. My warm gloves were still damp so I wore my bike gloves and thin fleece glove. My hands were fine. The wind was annoying. 
8.45 miles
12.17 mph

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This week 71.3 miles
This month 548 km 340.5 miles
This year 3599

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We had extended hours at work but I managed to get 71 miles. 
Foggy weather and a tire failure.

Monday
63° humidity 93% wind 2 SE
Foggy. 
Quick ride before work. 
9.09 miles
12.92 mph

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Tuesday
65° humidity 92% wind 1N
Foggy but bright. I wore my sunglasses until they fogged up. 
It seems like I had to pedal harder for any speed. I forgot to check my tire pressure before I left and it had been awhile since I added any air. Then I turned onto Mansfield and could feel every pebble. I knew my tire was low. It continually lost air until I had to walk home from Allegro. I filled it when I got home and will see if it holds air or needs to be changed tomorrow. 
13.31 miles
12.04 mph

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Wednesday
Changed both tires. Found a small piece of wire in the back that caused the flat. I changed the front tire because it was wearing out. 

66° humidity 87% wind 3 SSW
Sunny. It took nearly an hour to change my tires. I am slow and cannot get the tires on and off easily
Felt much faster but didn’t push it. 
Headwind along SR56 and Mansfield
13.49 miles
12.63 mph

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Thursday
71° humidity 94% wind 2 SW
I didn’t register the SW in my brain and went my usual route. Headwind along SR56 and Mansfield. 
9.20 miles
13.28 mph

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Friday
62° humidity 93% wind 2 E
Very foggy. Moisture clouded my glasses so I had to take them off. 
Lots of traffic in Union Park to avoid. Good pace. Didn’t push. 
13.57 miles
13.02 mph

Saturday
62° humidity 94% wind 1 SE
Foggy. Quick ride. 
6.57 miles
12.34 mph

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Sunday
60° humidity 97% wind 1 SE
Too foggy and too dark. I still hadn’t put on my light and couldn’t see much. I had to take off my glasses. I should not have gone out Mansfield because there are no streetlights past Meadow Pointe. The MUP was even worse and I moved to SR56 as soon as I could. At least the bike lanes have a traffic line that has some reflection. I was tense and the Wahoo app picked up on it or was glitchy and showed an elevated heart rate. 
6:58 miles
11.93 mph


This week 71.8
This year 3528

20171217 cycling

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I missed a day on Monday because of the weather. I rode when I wanted to stay home but I know riding helps me deal with the stress at work.

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Monday
Too cold to ride. My streak ended at 258 days. 

splash pad at union park

splash pad at union park

Tuesday
57° humidity 70% wind 6 WNW or WSW??
I went out to BBD and rode to SR56. 
I went through Union Park. Avoided a driver in a pick up truck going to back up into his drive and didn’t see me coming. 
Moderate pace
14.74 miles
12.55 mph

so many inflatables at union park

so many inflatables at union park

Wednesday
62° humidity 59% wind 2 NW (felt more like 7-8)
I went out in the afternoon after it warmed up and I did my errands. 
The wind was stronger than reported. It was cool in the shade. Moderate pace. 
15.06 miles
12.61 mph

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Thursday
Looked at three different weather apps to try and judge the wind speed and direction. 
49° humidity 77% wind 2 SW
Cold but at least very little wind wherever it was coming from. 
Beautiful sunrise but didn’t stop to photograph it knowing my camera wouldn’t be able to capture the colors and details. Also, I hate to stop so soon into my ride. 
Cows are being moved between pastures. 
No stops. 
Cold feet, cold cheeks, runny nose. 
9.23 miles
12.5 mph

dark skies at meadows pointe

dark skies at meadows pointe

Friday
62° humidity 87% wind 3S
Was sunny when I started but got cloudy then drizzled when I got MPB. 
Rode through Union Park. 
Headwind along Mansfield
13.10 miles
12.5 mph

i really need to change my tire before it completely fails

i really need to change my tire before it completely fails

Saturday
55° humidity 89% wind 3 NE
Still dark when I started. I was glad it didn’t get as cool as forecasted. 
My body was tired and wouldn’t go any faster. 
9.08 miles
12.05 mph

why can't they just say it its a robot?

why can't they just say it its a robot?

Sunday
62° humidity 85% wind 2-8 E
Wind reported at 2. I could hear it blowing and knew it was stronger. It was warmer too and felt good. 
My legs had no power, fighting the wind was not possible. 
Broken glass along Mansfield in front of TEWMS. 
14.05 miles
12.15 mph
This week 75.3
This year 3456