20171015 cycling

 cows along sr56

cows along sr56

Monday
77° humidity 95% wind 2 SE
Windy, wasn’t as strong and neither was I. More school and construction traffic but I missed the bulk of cars at JLMS. 
13.28 miles
11.55 mph

 sr56 extension looking east

sr56 extension looking east

Tuesday
76° humidity 94% wind 3 ENE
I decided to try pumping my tires and that made all the difference. I feel like a fool for riding with low tires and wondering why I seemed to have no more speed? Sigh. 
I stopped at the SR56 construction site and saw that the base layer of pavement is down. The path is also paved and there is no barrier to it. I really want to see how far it goes. I might try this Sunday when there won’t be any workers present. 
13.30 miles
13.06 mph

 sr56 at mansfield

sr56 at mansfield

Wednesday
73° humidity 94% wind 2 NE
Wind is more of an annoyance these days. Amazing how it doesn’t bother me when I can pedal faster. I think these weeks of struggle have made me stronger and faster. I was getting complacent. 
9.01 miles
13.53 mph

 deputy metro at union park

deputy metro at union park

Thursday
70° humidity 94% wind 2 NE
Chill in the air? Sun in my eyes!
I rode to Union Park. There is a rocket looking security droid by the bridge. After I rode around, I stopped and went closer. Later, I looked online for deputymetro.com and found that it is a security robot that patrols Union Park. A bit weird. 
Heart doing some weird jumps. Had to slow down at WRES because HR was too high. 
13.98 miles
12.79 mph

 union park

union park

Friday
72° humidity 92% wind 3-6 NE
Sunny and windy. The robot deputy was patrolling today. Though it just seemed to be going back and forth along Oldwoods. 
I forgot to hit resume when leaving Union Park and lost a half mile. The I forgot to hit pause when I had to stop for traffic at SR56. Sigh. 
13.51 (13.98) miles
13.03 mph 

 cows along sr56

cows along sr56

Saturday
75° humidity 94% wind 4 NE
Cloudy and windy. I didn’t need my sunglasses until Mansfield. 
Headwind along Mansfield. 
9.13 miles
13.32 mph

 sr56 extension looking west toward meadow pointe blvd

sr56 extension looking west toward meadow pointe blvd

Sunday
74° humidity 90% wind 4+ ENE
Wind felt stronger than 4 mph or maybe I was weaker from drinking last night. 
I rode through Union Park. There were quite a few crews working on a Sunday. The pond they were draining is empty. Kind of cool the way it looks it is not flat on the bottom. 
I rode east on the SR56 extension. The path only goes about a half mile right now. I saw two other cyclists riding in the road. 
14.57 miles
12.84 mph

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