errandonne #1

errandonnee 2016


Errandonee #1 20160304 Target for prescriptions
67° wind 3 W
What a beautiful day to ride. Sunny and cool with a light wind. The wind made me not realize I was working up a sweat even though I wasn't riding fast. It makes me want to ride to work tomorrow.
5.92 miles 11.9 mph. It was probably over 12mph but I didn't pause the app when I was stopped by the lights.

It was a beautiful day to ride. It was 67º when I left for Target. I rode my Trek 820 (my hardworking hybrid from 1990) and without a helmet. I knew I wouldn't be riding fast and only crossing one busy road at the light.

I don't ride enough just for pleasure nor transportation enough. I find it hard to keep the pace easy and not get into a pace where my heart rate is in zone 1.

I had to add a lock to my bike. I thought about my new u-lock but didn't think the short trip warranted it. I got a cable lock instead.

I used my Wahoo app to record my ride though I put my iPhone in my bag so I didn't look at it while I was riding.

I knew Target had bike racks near the entry doors. The one I picked is also near the bench where employees sit and smoke. Yuck. Happily, the wind was blowing the right way to keep the smoke away.

I wasn't in Target very long. I also grabbed a couple of bags of candy for a friend who just had to put her 14 year lab down.

I didn't think ahead about the bag. I knew I could put my prescription bottles in my handlebar bag but the candy was too much. I have a rear rack but didn't bring the net. I had to hang the bag on the handlebar. This reminded me of when I lived in Hawaii for a summer and would carry my grocery bags on my handlebars of my beach cruiser. Those bags were heavy and affected my steering.)

The ride back was nice as well. I didn't stop my Wahoo app when I got stopped at the lights. I knew it was affect my average speed but this ride was for transport and speed is not part of the equation. I added a neighborhood loop to make sure my ride was 30 minutes long so FitBit would consider it exercise.

I really enjoyed the ride. I am trying to think of other reasons and places I can go on my bike.

 I added a neighborhood loop to make sure my ride was 30 minutes long so FitBit would consider it exercise.

I added a neighborhood loop to make sure my ride was 30 minutes long so FitBit would consider it exercise.