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