20171022 cycling

 bruce b downs looking east to ironwood blvd

bruce b downs looking east to ironwood blvd

This was a good week for mileage. I was on “vacation” from work but mostly stayed home. Andy & I went to Orlando overnight and I rode after I came home. I put off starting the coffeeneuring challenge until Friday.

 this pond was drained for weeks so they could reshape it. how long will it take to fill it back up?

this pond was drained for weeks so they could reshape it. how long will it take to fill it back up?

Monday
75° humidity 96% wind 1 NE
Hazy and little wind. I stopped at the drained pond in Union Park. Yesterday, I didn’t see that it actually had been graded below. It still looks pretty cool. 
The fence has been repaired where the car went through along SR56. 
15.38 miles
13.58 mph

 mansfield blvd

mansfield blvd

Tuesday
71° humidity 94% wind 5 NE
Cloudy and windy and wet. Rain earlier so the roads were wet. I stayed clear of most of the construction knowing the roads would be muddy. 
Headwind along Mansfield. 
13.66 miles
12.97 mph

 windy at meadow pointe 3

windy at meadow pointe 3

Wednesday
80° humidity 64% wind 6+ NE
Sunny was getting low but wind was still strong. Lots of traffic. 
Loved the tailwind along SR56. Headwind along Mansfield was rough. 
8.56 miles
12.65 mph

 glitchy robot at union park

glitchy robot at union park

Thursday
72° humidity 89% wind 5+ NE
Sunny and windy and less humid. 
I heard Deputy Robot say “Step away from the machine.” when it was not near any human or animal. 
13.92 miles
13.16 mph

 meh iced tea at wawa

meh iced tea at wawa

Friday
72° humidity 92% wind 5+ NE
Coffeeneuring #1
I rode to Union Park then west on SR56 to Wawa. I had never been before. They have a small bike rack and tables outside. The iced beverages are separated from the hot beverages. I chose iced tea. I walked around looking at items and to hide the fact I wasn’t sure where to check out. 
The tea wasn’t very good but it was only $1.07 and I could use Apple Pay. 
The two miles home were tough because the wind was against me again. 
16.02 miles
13.01 mph

 i hate the wind

i hate the wind

Saturday
73° humidity 93% wind 8+ ENE
I should have gone out earlier before the wind picked up. The gusts nearly stopped me in my tracks. 
The tailwind along SR56 was nice but the headwind along Mansfield was brutal. 
13.86 miles
13.04 mph

 half mile path done, waiting for the rest of it to be paved

half mile path done, waiting for the rest of it to be paved

Sunday
75° humidity 89% wind 4 E
Sunny and windy. Felt stronger than reported. 
Checked my mileage before I turned onto the SR56 extension MUP. It is just over a half mile paved. 
Headwind along Mansfield
10.30 miles
13.09 mph

This week 91.5
This year 2789

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