20170430 cycling

 maybe someday i will actually ride to dade city and connect the two bike maps

maybe someday i will actually ride to dade city and connect the two bike maps

Not a good week for cycling. At least I got out everyday to complete my #30days30rides challenge.

 i changed my tire when i got home. i think i accidentally threw away my tool kit with the old tube and tire

i changed my tire when i got home. i think i accidentally threw away my tool kit with the old tube and tire

Monday
68° humidity 92% wind 4 WSW
I went out to BBD. Soon after the turn, I felt my rear tire get soft then flat. Damn. I didn't have another tube nor any tools since a flat on my 820 rarely happens! I called dad via Ryan's phone and he picked up. I didn't even have to tell him, he just asked "Where are you?" I told him the fire station and walked back to there. 
2.32 miles
11.96 mph

 the hardy trail is quiet and shady but i am not sure i would want to be out there alone at night

the hardy trail is quiet and shady but i am not sure i would want to be out there alone at night

Tuesday
66° humidity 63%
Hardy Trail Dade City
I took my bike up to Dade City. I parked my car at the old county courthouse then rode my bike to Pasco High School for the start of the Special Olympics Torch Run. 
The Hardy Trail is a short paved trail that starts in downtown Dade City and runs south for about a mile before it dead ends. According to the map, I thought I could connect to Dixie to go to the high school. But there is not an official connection, only a path that walkers and cyclists have made. I rode back and walked my bike over the gap. Dixie is unpacked and sandy. I slipped quite a bit. My road bike would have never made it through. 
1.83 miles
9.28 mph

 construction cones waiting to be picked up

construction cones waiting to be picked up

Wednesday
68° humidity 85% wind 3 SE
I pumped up the rear tire but it still feels soft. It looks like it wobbles when I ride. I stopped to adjust the brakes but it didn't help. 
12.41 miles
11.72 mph

 pond in morning side. there is a cop car sitting at the dead end. does he expect speeders or is just wasting time?

pond in morning side. there is a cop car sitting at the dead end. does he expect speeders or is just wasting time?

Thursday
65° humidity 94% wind 6 SE
Rear tire flat on 820! I pumped it up and it seemed to hold air. I road carefully and decided to stick close to home. That was a smart thing since I only got a mile before it was losing air again. I walked home. I didn't have another tube. 
1.01 miles
9.93 mph

 spitting turtles at union park

spitting turtles at union park

Friday
67° humidity 93% wind 4 SE
Bus on MPB dead end. Moving north. I slowed down thinking it was going to continue. No brake! Oh I forgot to reconnect it after I changed the tire. 
Coughed from MPB to Union Park. 
11.81 miles
10.83 mph

 cows in the pasture along mansfield

cows in the pasture along mansfield

Saturday
72° humidity 92% wind 6 E
Late start. Too warm and windy. 
Happy to see my tire still firm. 
6.05 miles
10.85 mph

 verizon flag at john long middle school

verizon flag at john long middle school

Sunday
78° humidity 89% wind 4-10 SE
Too warm too windy and no energy.
I decided to take longer and go the regular route. I didn't try to push it. It wasn't a pleasant ride but I felt good when it was over.
9 miles
9.83 mph
This week 44.4 miles
This month. 408 km
This year 954 miles