20170409 cycling

I am still riding my 820. #30days30rides is a good incentive to get me out every day.

 you know it is windy when the big flag flies

you know it is windy when the big flag flies

Monday
72° humidity 91% wind 9 SE
Too windy. 
They are setting up on Beardsley for construction. My guess is resurfacing. 
Big black pickup stopped in crosswalk at Mansfield and SR56.  The windows were tinted so I couldn't see the driver.  I drove around him slowly. Sigh. 
9.03 miles
10.83 mph

 a grey and windy ride. the view along brice b downs is not inspiring.

a grey and windy ride. the view along brice b downs is not inspiring.

Tuesday
71° humidity 89% wind 7 SSE
Grey and windy. Road construction started on Beardsley, I rode to Kinnan down to Cross Creek. I made the mistake of riding to BBD. The shoulder was blocked with construction. 
10.39 miles
11.05 mph

 the birdhouses at union park are starting to show their age

the birdhouses at union park are starting to show their age

Wednesday
78° humidity 92% wind 4-10 SSE
Too warm. 
Construction has started on Beardsley. They are tearing up the road and left one lane open. The flagger said I could go through as the bike lane was still open. But the cones are placed in such a way that cars need to use the bike lane as well. Thankfully everyone was going slow. 
Windy. 
I got confused which way to ride through Union Park to take advantage of the wind. It seemed to keep changing directions. 
12.93 miles
10.68 mph

Thursday
74° humidity 88% wind 4 SW
Break in the rain, I decided to go for a quick ride. Still dark but streetlights lit up enough to see the road.
A few raindrops near the college and on SR56 but not enough to even take off my glasses.
I got home just in time before the rain started again in earnest.
6.02 miles
10.67 mph

 pasco hernando state college porter campus

pasco hernando state college porter campus

Friday
53° humidity 62% wind 6 NW
Late start. 
Chilly but wind didn't seem that strong. 
Rode out to BBD. 
7.12 miles
10.74 mph

 dusty and bumpy beardsley

dusty and bumpy beardsley

Saturday
62° humidity 64% wind 2-7 N
Sunny and warmer and windier. 
I made the mistake of turning down Mansfield. It didn't look that bad but it was. The bike lane was gone and filled with sand. I tried riding in the gutter and jumped to the sidewalk when I could. Dusty and cars made it worse. 
The wind picked up and made riding SR56 quicker. 
12.42 miles
11.42 mph

 wiregrass elementary

wiregrass elementary

Sunday
58° humidity 84% wind 4 NE
Warming up from low of 46° this morning! Sunny. 
I thought about riding the regular loop and decided it wasn't worth the bumps and dust. I rode out Mansfield to Hueland Pond to SR56. Headwind along Mansfield. 
6.05 miles
11.07 mph
This week 63.9 miles
This year 783 miles