20171029 cycling

 rainbow looking west along sr56

rainbow looking west along sr56

Monday
75° humidity 89% wind 3+ SE
Still dark and a few raindrops. 
Vehicle parked next to MUP at The Ridge. He was facing me with his lights on. I couldn’t see past his vehicle and could have run into his open door that was encroaching into the path. Asshole. 
Rainbow appeared as the sun rose. 
9.19 miles
13.46 mph

 overcast looking west on sr56

overcast looking west on sr56

Tuesday
72° humidity 94% wind 1 NW
Rode out to BBD. Felt tired and didn’t get much speed despite the light wind.  Roads were wet and a few puddles to avoid. 
11.27 miles
13.01 mph

 my tire is showing wear though it isn't very old

my tire is showing wear though it isn't very old

Wednesday
61° humidity 64% wind 4-6 N
Wind had a slight westerly direction so I was going to turn north on Mansfield. But the traffic lights were out at CLR and Mansfield so turning south was easier. It made riding up MPB and SR56 a little more difficult. But then there was no headwind along Mansfield. 
13.63 miles
13.32 mph

 tetley choices at racetrac

tetley choices at racetrac

Thursday
54° humidity 74% wind 2-5 NNE
I didn’t get very far before I had to turn around for my debit card.
Wind was annoying and chilly. Two days ago I was in bike shorts and t-shirt and sweating. Today I am in bike tights and long sleeved base and sweatshirt. My blood is Florida thin.
The flag at MPIII was flapping until I stopped to take a photo.
I rode out to Union Park before going west to RaceTrac. There are sidewalks but they are narrow and have barriers which make it impossible to pass anyone else. Crossed SR56 then crossed back to RaceTrac.
No bike rack but fence to lock bike up. So many choices inside. No hot foods nor drink because they were upgrading. I wouldn’t have wanted anything anyway. Many iced tea choices and from Tetley. The tea tasted good. No contactless payments. It is a good thing I went back for my debit card. Twelve ounce iced tea was $1.17.
Tables outside. I chose to sit in the sun.
I went south to CLR and then had the wind against me the whole time. Also, part of CLR has no bike lane nor any shoulder.
18.25 miles
12.44 mph

 union park

union park

Friday
57° humidity 84% wind 3+ NE
Sun was warm but the wind was chilly. 
I missed 5 miles on my Apple Watch because it didn’t start when I pressed it. I was wearing long sleeves and didn’t check. 
No work yesterday so I was well rested and it showed with my speed. 
13.76 miles
13.83 mph

Saturday
59° humidity 91% wind 1 ESE
Sun was not up, a little chilly. Not wind meant a faster ride. Felt good so no rest stop. 
9.23 miles
13.61 mph

 i hate riding in the wind

i hate riding in the wind

Sunday
65° humidity 90% wind 10 NW
I do not like to ride in the wind but I couldn’t miss a ride. 
I went out BBD. I finally got a tailwind when I passed the mental health facility so I rode to MPB. I sailed on MPB then got slammed by the wind as I turned north on Beardsley. 
11.14 miles
12.84 mph

This week 87.4
This year 2875