20160703 cycling

 too many blank days

too many blank days

Monday
72° 95% humidity wind 2 WNW
Ryan was leaving at the same time as me. I pumped up his tires. He rode fast out to CLR and turned right. I turned left to BBD. Wind was light which made it feel like it was always against me. 
Ride was OK. 
11 miles 14.6 mph

Tuesday
I worked late on Monday and was tired. I skipped my ride.

Wednesday
76° humidity 77% wind 3 SSE
Ryan and I left at the same time. We raced a bit but he was on the sidewalk and had to slow down for pedestrians. 
I left him at Mansfield. 
Watering sod along Beardsley made me ride in the car lane. 
Felt a flutter and saw my heart rate rise. I stopped at Alchester to try to slow it down. Slow breathing brought it from 222 down to 178 but nothing lower. I decided to try riding a bit then turned around at Whitlock. I rode home at a casual pace. I didn't feel bad. I got home at sat and it immediately dropped to its regular pace. Sigh. 
4.95 miles 13.2 mph

 storm clouds far away

storm clouds far away

77° humidity 79% wind 3 SSE
Rear tire showing signs of wear. 
A little apprehensive about riding hard. I didn't want another episode. 
Watering sod on Beardsley. 
Broken glass on MPB north of MPIII clubhouse. I didn't see it and rode over it. 
I started riding harder on SR56. 
Bike lane blocked by traffic cones east of WRB. 
Sign in bike lane on Mansfield south of WRHS. 
I pushed it on the way home. 
10 miles 14.2 mph

290 km for June 180 miles

 my tires are showing wear

my tires are showing wear

Friday
76° humidity 80% wind 3 WSW
Muggy. Late start. Decided to do a short ride. Good legs in the beginning. At 14.1 when I got to Aronwood. 
Struggled when I turned on SR56. Wind was against me. I was surprised to see my heart rate lower than it felt. I was breathing hard. I saw three hot air balloons as I started but they disappeared and I couldn't find them again. Stopped at PHSC to take a photo of the thunderhead clouds but the brush was in the way. 
Sign still in the road on Mansfield. 
Garage door closed but it opened up as I turned into the drive. Andy was alone and let me ok gout for me. 
7 miles 14.2 mph

Saturday
76° humidity 77% wind 2 SW
Late start, short ride, no legs. 
Rode out to BBD. I was surprised to see Ryan riding that way. He wanted to race. I have a faster bike. Good thing because I had no energy. 
Wind hit me on Mansfield. Struggled to keep my pace. 
Sign still in bike lane
7 miles 14.3 mph

This week 40.5 miles
This year 1260 miles