20160306 cycling

Monday
55° wind 2 NNE
Yay on the minimal wind. So nice not to have to fight it. 
One loop. I didn't push until SR56 so my average isn't better. 
10 miles 13.6 mph

 Is the sidewalk really open or did someone just move the sign?

Is the sidewalk really open or did someone just move the sign?

Tuesday
Warmer. 54° wind 3 NE
I was almost too warm in my thick sweatshirt. I tried to ride harder but found I did t have the energy. 
Another ride (man or woman, I wasn't sure) complimented my Chivaz Chuckles socks. 
10 miles 13.3 mph

 I love the wispy clouds of spring.

I love the wispy clouds of spring.

Wednesday
Warm and windy. 67-73° wind 3-9 W
I had put on my long socks based on the weather at 8 but went back to bed. It was warmer at 9 but I didn't feel like changing my socks. I wore my tights. 
Windy. I went out CLR to BBD. I was going at a good pace but had to stop for the barrier at the mall entrance. I stopped, took a photo and rode in the street. The path is torn up at one point. I stayed in the road until The Ridge. 
I stopped at my usual spot before MPB. I forgot to hit resume until I hit Beardsley. Wahoo shows that I went along the road but left off the miles. Strava thinks I flew over the houses. 
I was up to 14.2 but the wind was too strong on Beardsley. I finished at 13.7 mph 11 miles

 This explains why the sidewalk on north side is open. I just rode in the street.

This explains why the sidewalk on north side is open. I just rode in the street.

Thursday
56-63° wind 3 ENE but felt stronger. 
I didn't have the energy to ride hard or longer. I feel congested after the ride. 
10 miles 13.3 mph

 my happy pills. or at least the pills make me less moody.

my happy pills. or at least the pills make me less moody.

Friday
Errandonee #1
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.

 I did not carry the cheese puffs on my bike. just posing for the photo.

I did not carry the cheese puffs on my bike. just posing for the photo.

Saturday
Errandonnee #2
Chilly and some wind. 
I rode to Nutrition Smart to get cheese puffs for National Cheese Doodle Day. There was no bike rack so I locked my bike up to the railing used to corral the shopping carts. I also got some pomegranate juice that was carbonated and icky. I was getting on my bike and lost my balance. I did a slow motion fall. Ugh. 

 i use the cross walks and signals to cross busy highways.

i use the cross walks and signals to cross busy highways.

I rode over to Fresh Market for local honey. I got some for Danielle at work. 

 local raw honey can help alleviate seasonal allergies.

local raw honey can help alleviate seasonal allergies.

I rode to work. Odessa and Jacklyn were sitting on the bench. Odessa was surprised to see me. I locked my bike up to the stair railing. The bike racks are not near the employee entrances.
It took a few minutes to get the lock position right. I hadn't used the u lock before. 

I walked in with one pant leg rolled up. Kathy looked at me a couple times before she asked, "Did you ride your bike to work?" Yep.
3.75 miles 8.62 mph

I rode my bike home. It was warmer and windier but felt OK. It took me less than 20 minutes. I think it would be nice to ride in a skirt but I would need a step through frame. 
4.09 miles 12.45mph