20170514 cycling

 pond along the south side of SR56 

pond along the south side of SR56 

Monday
59° humidity 92% wind 1 NW
Not feeling like riding. I rode the 820 so I wouldn't have to bend over much. It didn't sink in that it was chilly and I could have used a sweatshirt. 
The gears kept slipping it is time for some maintenance. 
7.11 miles
11.95 mph

 construction of SR56 extension

construction of SR56 extension

Tuesday
63° humidity 83% wind 3NE (felt stronger)
Rode out to Union Park. 
Wind felt stronger on the way home. 
Headwind along Mansfield. 
12.43 miles
12.9 mph

 fake squirrel until the real squirrels move in at union park

fake squirrel until the real squirrels move in at union park

Wednesday
74° humidity 70% wind 2 NE - 4 NW
One app said NE wind, one said NW?? 
School bus stopping on Beardsley, I turned right onto Hillhurst to avoid stopping. The gates were open so I rode through the parking lots. The town homes are ugly. 
I rode to Union Park and the wind seemed to get stronger and always against me. 
Car blocking crosswalk at Mansfield. Turns out it was the crossing guard. Sigh. 
13.24 miles
13.28 mph

Thursday
68° humidity 87% wind 1 NW
I had to drive the boys to school so only time for a short ride. (I should have taken this as a sign to ride to work instead.)
Rode hard to Mansfield to Hueland Pond to SR56 to Mansfield. I wasn't at 30 minutes so I rode through Deer Run. I still wasn't at 30 minutes but close enough. 
6.88 miles
14.11 mph

 some of the cows were curious about me, most didn't even look my way

some of the cows were curious about me, most didn't even look my way

Friday
70° humidity 88% wind 0-1 WSW-NW
Conflicting reports on wind speed and direction. I went out to BBD and north to Chancey. I rode to WRB and south to explore. There is a road that connect to SR56 through the new development east of the mall. 
It would have been a good ride to go home from there but I went east of SR56 to MPB to Beardsley. 
15.44 miles
13.48 mph

 someone finally cleaned up most of the sand accumulated in the gutter

someone finally cleaned up most of the sand accumulated in the gutter

Saturday
71° humidity 93% wind 8 SE
It didn't seem that windy but the Verizon flag was flapping until I stopped to take a photo. I did notice that they cleaned out a lot of the sand at the curb by JLMS. 
7.16 miles
12.19 mph

 there is some old equipment i would love to get close and photograph

there is some old equipment i would love to get close and photograph

Sunday
71° humidity 93% wind 1 WNW
I rode out to BBD to Estancia to WRB. 
Wind was stronger than reported. 
Beautiful day. 
9.58 miles
13.09 mph
This week 71.8
This year 1103