20170507 cycling

 another full week of riding

another full week of riding

It was a good week of riding.
According to National Bike Challenge, I am number 1 in Wesley Chapel. I may be the only registered here in the challenge.

 sometimes i ride and don't see anything i was to photograph

sometimes i ride and don't see anything i was to photograph

Monday
72° humidity 91% wind 8 SE
Road south on Mansfield until dead end. Gloria had said it was opened and it is not. There was a school bus sitting there waiting for their next shift. 
Some wind. 
I swallow a fly. It flew into my mouth and I tried to spit it out but I know part of it got stuck in my throat. Gross. 
7.14 miles
11.47 mph

 so many vehicles do not stop when turning right on a red light

so many vehicles do not stop when turning right on a red light

Tuesday
73° humidity 93% wind 2 SE
Wind was light but against me at every turn. 
Wet from recent rain. 
No energy in my legs. 
Got a blade of grass in my eye from a lawnmower. I got it out but my eye is still irritated. 
11.08 miles
11.45 mph

 trying some schwalbe tubes since the bontrager tubes seem to easily popped

trying some schwalbe tubes since the bontrager tubes seem to easily popped

Wednesday
71° humidity 94% wind 2-5 NE
I changed the flat on the 1220. Road tires are so hard to get off. I couldn't locate my toolkit. Did I throw it away whenI changed the last tire? There weren't many tools unit anyway. I had my new tire levers and I tried both sets. I like the thinner blue ones for getting under the bead but I like the way the bed ones can hook onto the spoke and stay put. 
I rode around Deer One to make sure the tire held. It seemed fine. I love how agile this bike is but I prefer sitting more upright. 
Some wind. This bike doesn't get slowed down as much. 
More homes under construction in Union Park. I may have to change my route. 
SR56 east of MPB under construction. It will be another year before it is opened. 
Headwind along Mansfield. 
13.74 miles
12.33 mph

 skies can be pretty

skies can be pretty

Thursday
69° humidity 91% wind 7 SE
Late start, short ride. 
Happy to see the 1220 with no flats. 
Rode Mansfield to Kinnan then back to SR56. 
7.13 miles
12.85 mph

Friday
71° humidity 86% wind 9 WNW-WSW
I rode out to BBD. The wind didn't bother me. I didn't really feel it until I turned onto MPB. 
I rode to Union Park. 
It was windy the whole way home. 
I was close to 15 miles so I rode around Eagle Station and Forest Glen. 
15.27 miles
13.21 mph

 water levels are dropping

water levels are dropping

Saturday
62° humidity 60% wind 8 NE
Cool and breezy. I rode out to BBD and the east of SR56. 
8.17 miles
13.06 mph

Sunday
84° humidity 48% wind 4-7 NW
I rode out to BBD to SR56. Windy and warm and sunny. 
My iPhone got hot sitting in the case
15.03 miles
12.89 mph

This week 77.4 miles
This year 1032 miles