20160307 errandonne #5 #6

 The timing was right and I made the turn along with the cars.

The timing was right and I made the turn along with the cars.

#5 Ride to Home Depot to get LED flood lamp

Took the Trek 820. Beautiful and breezy. The breeze turned to wind on BBD. 
I rode in street until Pebble Creek then moved over to path. One car nearly hit me. He was turning left on BBD and wasn't looking right. I saw a sprocket (the collective term may be peloton but that is when they are moving) of cyclists waiting for the light at Flatwoods. 
The sidewalk stops abruptly at the entrance to the shopping area. I wasn't prepared and had to ride against the traffic to get to the proper side of the street. I was surprised to see a bike rack at HD.

 Too many choices. I opted for daylight.

Too many choices. I opted for daylight.

I got my lightbulb easily and checked out. I had my blue backpack and put the bulb inside.

 I waited at the crosswalk for the light to change.

I waited at the crosswalk for the light to change.

#6 Lunch
I rode over to Panera for lunch. 
There is no bike rack so I parked my bike along the patio fence rail.
I got ham & cheese sandwich, kettle chips and iced tea. It was probably more food than necessary but felt I deserved it with all the riding.

I rode home along the west side sidewalk until New Tampa Road. It was narrow and two bikes cannot pass each other. I switched over to the path. My hands and feet were going numb. I wore my regular sneakers and the soles are thin and flexible. The wind was against me along CLR. 

I learned that four miles is my limit for riding in street clothes as my underwear rode up and my feet got numb.
When I got home and went to change the bulb, I found it was cracked. I went back to Home Depot but drove my car since I also needed groceries.

12 miles 11 mph