Last week was a better week for cycling.
I did not ride on Monday. I had to take my car in for an expensive repair. I had thought about taking my bike with me and riding while they worked on it. The weather was cold and I opted to walked to Starbucks instead.
The MUP along SR56 is still closed. Most of the time, the path is clear but I can't see that from the turns. I have started riding in the bicycle lane in SR56. I have to be more alert for debris in the road and trust that drivers will stay in their lane. Rather than turning left from SR56 to Mansfield Blvd, I turn right onto Wiregrass Ranch Blvd. It is a future road but construction has begun to connect it to Bruce B Downs via Chancey. They have cleaned up the overgrown vegetation but now there is debris in the road, mostly gravel from the all the dirt haulers. On Tuesday, there was a fire truck and the firemen were draining a fire hydrant into a nearby swamp.
I rode 19 miles.
I didn't ride on Wednesday. It was raining and I was tired from working late the night before.
It was still wet on Thursday but I got in 20 miles. My pace has been slow. I have only been averaging about 13 mph.
Friday was cold. I rode 11 miles.
Saturday was cold. The wind was light but changed so it was always against me. I rode 11 miles.
I rode 4 times for 61 miles.
I finished January with only 201 miles. It was a cold and wet month.