20171112 cycling

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A good week for riding. I came close to reaching 100 miles.

overcast skies at union park

overcast skies at union park

Monday
75° humidity 95% wind 2+ NE
I could tell it was going to be windier than reported, but I didn’t expect the fog and wore my sunglasses. I had to take them off at MPB because of the moisture. 
I didn’t have the energy to push. 
A women driving north on Hueland Pond almost didn’t stop. She acted surprised to see me. She has a stop sign but apparently didn’t think she had to heed it. 
13.23 miles
12.95 mph

 coffeenuering

Tuesday
68° humidity 92% wind 1 NE
coffeeneuring #4
I took the long way to Marathon/Dunkin Donuts. There is no bike rack, no places to sit inside. I walked into the convenience store first. They have soft drinks and frozen drinks but not much else. The DD is attached and I went into there for an iced tea. There are a few tables to sit at inside. The color scheme makes even a new store look worn. The tea was fine. They accept contactless pay. $1.09
The wind was strong so I went east on SR56 to BBD. (Though I did lose some speed when I had to slow down for a traffic light.)
18.17 miles
12.61 mph

looking west across mansfield at sr56

looking west across mansfield at sr56

Wednesday
62° humidity 95% wind 0 NE
Chilly and very sunny. I wore new Columbia shirt that I hoped would wick the moisture but half way through my arms felt wet and cold. 
9.15 miles
13.50 mph

interesting skies at union park

interesting skies at union park

Thursday
64° humidity 95% wind 0 NW
A little cool and very bright. Decided to keep it easy instead of trying to push. I probably ended with the same pace since I never got tired. 
13.65 miles
12.8 mph

coffeeneuring at speedway

coffeeneuring at speedway

Friday
66° humidity 78% wind 7 NE
coffeeneuring #5
I went my usual route until I got to SR56 and continued north on MPB. I turned east on Chancey to Fox Ridge. 
I went north to SR54 and went west. SR54 is busy and the shoulder is full of debris. It isn’t bike friendly. 
I crossed over at BBD then had to double back a bit to ride into Speedway. There are no bike racks, no places to sit. This is a busy location (I usually get my gas here but rarely go inside). The mart is small with the usual snacks and cold drinks. They also have coffee, tea, fountain drinks, slushees, donuts, prepackaged hot foots and the ubiquitous roller bar. 
No contactless Pay. Large iced tea was 83¢.
Riding back was better because the wind was helping most of the time. 
19.19 miles
12.31 mph

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Saturday
62° humidity 77% wind 8 ENE
A little chilly. Windy. Sunny. 
Just one quick loop. 
9.15 miles
13.05 mph

wet ride for coffeeneuring at shell

wet ride for coffeeneuring at shell

Sunday
70° humidity 80% wind 9 ENE
The roads were wet and the sky was grey but bright. The wind was annoying. I went out towards Union Park. It started sprinkling and I had to take off my glasses. By the time I got to SR56. I was completely wet. 
I rode with the wind to BBD. I cut through the parking lot to Shell. 
Even though Shell is close, I rarely go there because the gas is expensive. 
There is no bike rack, no tables nor places to sit. This is a get-it-and-get-out kind of place. 
I went in and was chilled by the AC. They have fountain drinks and coffee and iced tea. I went to grab a cup and saw it said 7Eleven. I got some unsweetened tea and stood in line. But I left empty handed because their system was down and would only accept cash. I don’t carry cash. I rarely even carry my debit card. Oh well I was cold and wet and just wanted to be home. 
15.67 miles
12.35 mph

This week 98.1 miles
This year 3056 miles