20160724 cycling

 too many excuses not to ride

too many excuses not to ride

Monday
76° humidity 76% wind 5 ENE
Pumped up tired and felt good. A little wind. Got to Alchester and heard tink tink tink. I had a nail in my rear tire. It took some effort to get it off. The guy with the baseball hat stopped and asked if I was OK. Met Cindy with the swaying ponytail. She stopped for a couple of minutes. 
Changed flat and went back home. Only got to Whitlock and my rear tire was flat again. Huh? I tried to pump it up but it wouldn't inflate. 
I called dad. I called twice then texted Andy to tell poppa to call him. I called once more and he picked up.
I walked instead of waiting. 
Andy was waiting for us in the road. 
2.2 miles 12.67 mph

 i never even see these things on the road

i never even see these things on the road

Tuesday
74° humidity 72% wind 4 NE
I rode my 820. I had to pump up the tires. It always feels so strange to switch bikes. I feel so much taller on this one. It is bigger but I am also riding more upright. 
The bike computer is still off. I switch to distance or time since average speed is wrong. 
A guy in a Honda Fit yelled something at me when he passed me on CLR. Jerk. 
I rode the path on SR56. It is still broken up at Hueland Pond. I cannot ride the 1220 over those bumps. 
A garbage truck rode past me on Mansfield. It stirred up the dust and sand. I closed one eye and turned away as much as I could but still got some sand in my eye. 
The dead alligator is just a flat carcass now. 
9 miles 13 mph

 even if I did see it, i would probably think it was just a twig

even if I did see it, i would probably think it was just a twig

Wednesday
I changed my tire and even changed the rotation. Will it make a difference? Andy kept coming out to make sure I didn't ride. It was getting close to when we needed to leave for swimming.

Thursday
76° humidity 75% wind 3 NE
Back on my road bike. My body couldn't muster much energy. 
Uneventful ride. 
9 miles 13.8 mph

Friday
78° humidity 79% wind 2 NE
I didn't want to ride. I was sleepy. 
My legs didn't want to ride. The wind felt stronger. 
10 miles 13.6 mph

Saturday
72° humidity 79% wind 2 E
Late start. 
It actually felt a little cooler. 
Rode to MPB and back. 
5.4 miles 13.6 mph

I don't know if it was flipping to tire rotation of my tired body, but my bike felt slower. 

This week: 35.9 miles
This year: 1376 miles