20170611 cycling

It was rainy this week. I didn't get as much riding in as I would have liked. But I made sure I rode everyday.

Monday
Drizzle
76° humidity 86% wind 7S
No way to avoid the wind. Oh well, just a quick ride. My knees and feet were aching from a busy day at work.
6.04 miles
12.04 mph

 looking west along state road 56

looking west along state road 56

Tuesday
74° humidity 94% wind 6 mph
Overcast and windy. 
Short loop. 
7.42 miles
12.35 mph

Wednesday
78° humidity 88% wind 10 SSW
Light rain to start. I could feel the water from the tire hit my back. Ten minutes in, it got heavy and I was soaked before I could even turn around. I kept going. 
Turning left from MPB to SR56, a car was too close to the curb. I tried to squeeze by but lost control and crashed into the medium. Thankfully it is just grass. I got up, walked across to the path and went on. No one rolls down a window to ask if I was OK. I gave the driver a dirty look. 
Rode through The Ridge. One area was covered in muddy water. I pedaled slowly and the water was over my shoes on the downstroke!
7.42 miles
11.86 mph

 the sun came out in the morning but it was rainy the rest of the day

the sun came out in the morning but it was rainy the rest of the day

Thursday
76° humidity 94% wind 5-7 S
The sun was out and the glare against the wet roads was blinding. 
Lots of dead frogs. 
Not much energy so I kept at an easy pace. 
12.46
12.04 mph

 not sure why the school buses were out. i saw two and assume they must be out to test drive the summer school routes.

not sure why the school buses were out. i saw two and assume they must be out to test drive the summer school routes.

Friday
72° humidity 94% wind 7 NE
Less humid, it felt cooler. Roads were mostly dry. Little strength in my legs. It took a while to warm up and get up to speed. 
Didn't push. Couldn't push
Ponds have water again. 
Tailwinds on SR56 means headwind along Mansfield. 
12.45 miles
12.05 mph

 they don't usually leave the cattle in one pasture for so long. these cows have been here at least a week.

they don't usually leave the cattle in one pasture for so long. these cows have been here at least a week.

Saturday
74° humidity 94% wind 5 SE
Not much energy today and a late start. 
7.48 miles
12.59 mph

 magnolia bloom at the ridge

magnolia bloom at the ridge

Sunday
78° humidity 92% wind 4 SE
Overcast, windy and few sprinkles. 
7.42 miles
12.20 mph
This week 60.7 miles
This year 1360 miles