20170416 cycling

 wiregrass ranch high school mascot

wiregrass ranch high school mascot

Monday
I had to take the boys to school so no ride before work. 
79° humidity 42% wind 6-8 NE
Andy & I rode out to SR56. I was hoping that some of the ride would count towards exercise but my HR doesn't get high enough. 
6.57 miles
7.63 mph
I left Andy at home went out again. I went through The Ridge since the road is now paved. 
5.70 miles
11.15 mph

Tuesday
65° humidity 91% wind 4 NE
I went out to Beardsley. I have to stop until the construction is finished. The sidewalks are too narrow and have puddles. They are tearing up the base layer of asphalt now. They wet the roads to keep down the dust but that creates mud. 
The school buses that used to wait at the end of MPB have to moved north to the empty field. There were five of them today. 
A new crossing guard at WRES made me stop for cars. I like the other guy better. 
9.05 miles
11.67 mph

Wednesday
I drove the boys to school then went to Starbucks. 
84° humidity 37% wind 2 ENE
Andy and I rode through The Ridge. They put in a temporary gate so we had to ride on the sidewalk to get around it. When we got out to SR56, the sky looked dark and Andy wanted to go back. We rode to Hueland Pond then through WRHS. 
5.78 miles
7.96 mph
I left Andy and went out again. 
81° humidity 42% wind 6+ ENE
The wind was annoying and I only had time for a short ride. 
I rode to SR56 via Hueland Pond and back Mansfield. Headwind along Mansfield was really strong. 
I stopped to take a photo of the flag at JLMS and Robbie and Elyssa stopped. He asked me about dad's car because someone is offering them something smaller and older. 
6.08 miles
11.12 mph

 the ridge

the ridge

Thursday
60° humidity 86% wind 6 NE
Short ride. Avoiding Beardsley. 
I rode through The Ridge. The gate was open. 
Wind didn't seem that strong. 
6.30 miles
11.8 mph

 looking west along sr56

looking west along sr56

Friday
60° humidity 87% wind 4-6 NE
Rode through The Ridge rather than Beardsley. It adds about a half mile to my usually route through Union Park. 
I saw an otter under one of the water ducts along SR56! We were both surprised. School bus 08-392 came very close to me as I rode north on MPB. 
12.88 miles
12.04 mph

 looking west along hueland pond blvd

looking west along hueland pond blvd

Saturday
61° humidity 88% wind 5 NE
Quick ride. 
Gate closed at The Ridge. Rode to Hueland Pond.  The path was busy with walkers and joggers. 
6.05 miles
11.51 mph

 path along sr56. a car smashed through the barrier.

path along sr56. a car smashed through the barrier.

Sunday
69° humidity 91% wind 5 NE
Short ride. A bit windy. 
6.06 miles
10.81 mph
This week 64.4 miles
This year 847 miles