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This week was windy and I really hate wind. Some days I just didn’t have much energy to push and get to 12 mph. Still, I was happy with the miles I did do.

 most of the week was overcast & windy while hurricane nate went through the gulf of mexico

most of the week was overcast & windy while hurricane nate went through the gulf of mexico

Monday
75° humidity 92% wind 6 ENE
Wind was a bitch. Thought my tire was tearing apart. I heard and saw som rubber flapping around. I didn’t want to stop until I had to. After a mile or so, it finally fell off.
Landscaping truck blocking path at The Ridge.
9.05 miles
12.29 mph

 cows along sr56

cows along sr56

Tuesday
74° humidity 81% wind 8 NE
Ugh. The wind was bad. I couldn’t go any faster and I tried. And by the time I got to where the wind was behind me, I was too tired to really take advantage of it. 
13.28 miles
11.56 mph

 clear skies by union park but the wind was still there

clear skies by union park but the wind was still there

Wednesday
72° humidity 83% wind 6NE
Another windy day. I worked late last night so I had no energy to push through it. Lower humidity makes it feel better. 
13.48 miles
11.19 mph

 very gloomy and dark at sr56 and mansfield

very gloomy and dark at sr56 and mansfield

Thursday
73° humidity 87% wind 8 NE
More wind. There is a portion of fence out on SR56 MUP east of The Ridge. I think it happened Monday night. Today I noticed a floor mat that said Jagermeister. Can I assume this was a drunk driver crashing through the fence?
Headwind along Mansfield
9.47 miles
11.49 mph

Friday
76° humidity 95% wind 4 NE
I had to drive Andy to school so it had to be a short ride today. I was glad for a someone break in the wind. 
Ran into school traffic. I got around the cars driving in the bike lane only to find a car sitting in the bike lane just past the school entrance. His flashers were on and someone got out of the car. I called him an idiot and smacked the mirror. I realized I shouldn’t have don’t that and pedaled as fast as I could. He caught up to me two blocks later and slowed down and rolled his window. He wanted to know who said he was wrong. I said the law. He said “What law?” I said Florida law. “Florida law, eh.” Do you think you are too good for the law? And he drove away. Black Prius Florida Golf plate JCI 46P Though the I could be a 1. 
I wasn’t at 30 minutes so I drove around Deer Run until the exercise ring was closed. 
6.70 miles
12.62 mph

 a car ran off sr56 through the fence and into the pond

a car ran off sr56 through the fence and into the pond

Saturday
79° humidity 91% wind 4-6 SE
Humid and windy. Not a pleasant ride. 
Stopped at the crash site on SR56. The Jagermeister floor mat is gone. There was part of the windshield and a purple EMT glove. The tracks go into the pond. 
Headwind along Mansfield was brutal. 
12.89 miles
11.46 mph

 cows and whips clouds

cows and whips clouds

Sunday
79° humidity 91% wind 6 SE
More wind, less energy. I didn’t fight, just pedaled. Looks like the split up some of the angus heard in with the other herds. I only saw two angus in their field which had been mowed. 
Headwind along Mansfield was bad. 
13.52 miles
11.23 mph
This week 78.3
This year 2610
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