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

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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

20180429 cycling

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A better week of riding. I had a couple days of shorter rides but made it up on Thursday & Friday.

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Monday
70° humidity 96% wind 6-8 SE
Overcast so no need for sunglasses. Wind was a bit annoying.
9.08 miles
12.7 mph

Tuesday
Special Olympics Torch Run in Dade City. We walked 4 miles.
76° humidity 56% wind 10-16 W
It was too windy so I only went out it to complete my exercise ring. 
I rode CLR to BBD to Aronwood back to CLR. 
5.60 miles
12.1 mph

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Wednesday
63° humidity 82% wind 3-5 NW
I rode out CLR to BBD. Skipping Aronwood gave me an extra half mile. 
Chilly. Wind wasn't an issue. 
I had to stop at JLMS for crossing guard. The guard at Wrencrest blew his whistle but I didn't stop. 
8.55 miles
12.8 mph

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Thursday
68° humidity 76% wind 4-7 SW
Beautiful day to ride. Banana peel in the bike lane. Who does that? 
I rode to BBD to SR56 to MPB to Union Park. Headwind all the way home. 
I recorded the ride with my Apple Watch but it did show up in the Activity App. 
15.4 miles
13 mph

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Friday
70° humidity 81% wind 6-11 SW
Sunny and windy. I took the same path again. The headwind on the way back was worse. 
15.24 miles
13 mph

Saturday
61° humidity 89% wind 3-6 NNW
I did a reverse loop. I rode hard and didn't stop. The wind wasn't too annoying. 
9.10 miles
12.8 mph

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Sunday
67° humidity 76% wind 1-4 NE
I didn't feel like pushing it. I let my body ride at its own pace. 
9.02 miles
12.5 mph
This week 72
This year 1121 miles

 

20180422 cycling

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A decent week of riding. Some days were too windy for comfort. Oh and that flat.

Monday
59° humidity 69% wind 12-17 NE
Way too windy. It really made the temperature feel like 50° 
Headwind along Mansfield was killer. 
Tailwind on the way back was very nice. 
6.03 miles
11.3 mph

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Tuesday
59° humidity 61% wind 6-7 N
A little chilly and windy. So much better than yesterday. However, my legs didn’t feel like going any faster. 
I saw Lars in Union Park. He was pulling out of his drive. I now am sure it was him I saw before as his license plate says Lars1. Oy. 
12.43 miles
12.2 mph

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Wednesday
Cool in the morning then Andy & I ran errands all day. I rode after dinner. 

83° humidity 31% wind 7-10 NW
Windy. One loop, clockwise. My feet were aching. 
Heavy traffic. 
13.58 miles
12.7 mph

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Thursday
57° humidity 91% wind 1 W
Once I changed my flat, I only had time for a short ride. 
Almost had to stop 4 times for lights and school crossings. 
6.5 miles
12.7 mph

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Friday
59° humidity 99% wind ?? It seemed like it was mostly against but light. Reports said NE and N
Took awhile to warm up my legs to move faster than 10mph
Had to stop for crossing guard at JLMS. 
9.16 miles
12.8 mph

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Saturday
70° humidity 85% wind 7-10 E
Windy. 
Wind must have been strong because I was going 15 mph with tailwinds and felt no wind on my face. 
13.64 miles
12.4 mph

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Sunday
74° humidity 81% wind 8-9 E
Windy. 
Run in with a driver. Riding on Mansfield to Beardsley. There is no bike lane and I stay to the right to allow cars to pass. I hear the cars coming. First one is passing me and I hear a horn behind. WTF. It startled me but I do not lose control. I give he finger because it pisses me off. Drivers don’t understand this is startling and a cyclist can lose control of the bike and either fall or even go into the car!  The driver slows down and lowers the passenger window. I yell that honking the horn is starting. She (a young woman driving a silver Ford Focus with partial plate AEN) says there is no bike lane. I say I have the right, look it up. She says no I say there are no signs prohibiting bikes. She says it is my life as if she is threatening me. I say Wow, you are an asshole. She speeds away and does not use her indicator as she turns onto Beardsley. I did better but it still took about a mile for my heart rate to drop. 
The wind was not fun. Headwind along Mansfield was awful. 
8.43 miles
12.3 mph
This week 69.8 miles
This year 1049 miles

20180415 cycling

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A good week for riding. Weather wasn’t great but it didn’t stop me any day. Apple Watch  activity app is being wonky.

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Monday
70° humidity 97% wind 5-7 S
Dark and foggy. Heavy traffic. 
Wahoo sensors stopped recording at mile 6. 
9.07 miles
13 mph

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Tuesday
76° humidity 84% wind 6-12 S
I forgot to check the wind direction when I was looking at the rain forecast. I went my normal route and the wind wasn’t an issue. 
There was a little rain on and off until I turned onto Mansfield. There was an accident at the school entrance. 
Lightning then thunder when I was at WRES then the downpour. I went as fast as I could and each drop felt like a needle. 
12.9 miles
12.8 mph

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Wednesday
61° humidity 85% wind 7-8 NE
Chilly and windy. 
Headwind along MPB & Mansfield
13 miles
12.7 mph

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Thursday
59° humidity 70% wind 5-6 NE
Chilly and windy but the roads were dry and the sun was out. 
9.06 miles
12.7 mph

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Friday the 13th
69° humidity 76% wind 6-10 SE
Windy. I had to alter my route because of traffic and not wanting to stop. I went down a road in Union Park where only a few of the houses are finished and occupied. 
13.1 miles
12.5 mph

Saturday
65° humidity 94% 4 SE
Sunny and cool. Steamy ponds. 
Tired from working late. 
8.47 miles
12.5 mph

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Sunday
75° humidity 85% wind 14-24! S
Very windy. Too windy. So windy. 
13.29 miles
12.0 mph

This week 79 miles
This year 975 miles

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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