20180916 cycling

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Feeling better every week. Still riding my 820 because my collarbone is still healing. But I feel like I want to ride longer and harder.

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Monday
73° humidity 99% wind ~
Started as the sun was rising. I had to put on my sunglasses when I got to the pond on Beardsley. Steamy pond. More traffic today. I might try to get put earlier tomorrow.
9.10 miles
10.6 mph

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Tuesday
75° humidity 95% wind 1-4 NE
Pleasant day. Less traffic.
9.04 miles
10.9 mph

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Wednesday
89° humidity 61% wind 1-2 E
I didn't ride in the morning because I had a job interview. I opted for going back to sleep after the bus picked up Andy. I chose to ride after dinner even though The forecast called for light rain.
There were some sprinkles but then they stopped.
Halfway through, my legs felt like jello. I don't know why.
I opted to cut through Hueland Pond rather than go to Mansfield. There was rain in the distance and I wasn't sure if I would be riding into it.
8.49 miles
10.4 mph

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Thursday
76° humidity 95% wind 1-3 NE
Rode a little farther today. The cows are back in the pasture at MPB and SR56.
Talked to Fred and Bob.
11.99 miles
10.7 mph

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Friday
75° humidity 97% wind 1-3 S
Bike feels so slow. Is it me or the tires?
Rode to UPCS.
11.94 miles
10.6 mph

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Saturday
78° humidity 94% wind 3 S
No energy today and the sun was right in my eyes. I saw three hot air balloons.
9.04 miles
10.4 mph

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Sunday
78° humidity 95# wind 3 S
The sun wasn't up. It was nice to not have it in my eyes. Except when I turned east on Mansfield. But it was a short portion. A slow ride.
8.5 miles
10.3 mph

This week 68.1 miles
This year 2319

20180909 cycling

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# 20180909 Cycling

Finally back on the bike every day. I am still taking it easy and still riding the 820. It doesn’t feel like a big effort but I don’t want to overdo it. Yet I am itching to ride longer and father and harder.

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Monday
77° humidity 90% wind 7-11 NE
Windy and sunny. More traffic this morning which bothered me some. I think I am going to try riding earlier even if it is dark.
6.05 miles
10.7 mph

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Tuesday
76° humidity 93% wind 7-14 E
Windy! Short ride. Tired.
6.11 miles
10.5 mph

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Wednesday
75° humidity 98% wind 3-4 E
The light was against me so I turned right onto Mansfield. I didn't do my usual loop but went to the deadend and turned around.
I went through The Ridge to SR56 then back to Mansfield. It was a nice ride and the sun was just visible through the haze.
6.98 miles
10.5 mph

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Thursday
75° humidity 95% wind 5-7 NE
Rode my usual loop. I rode on the MUP. I prefer the road.
Stopped and talked to the crossing guard.
8.48 miles
10.5 mph

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Friday
74° humidity 97% wind 4 E
Only time for a short ride because I had to drive Andy to school. I am getting a little faster.
6.52 miles
11.2 mph

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Saturday
76° humidity 93% wind 2-3
Felt windier.
Rode my usual loop. This bike needs a tune up and a new chain and gears and wheels and handlebars and overhaul.
9.1 miles
10.9 mph

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Sunday
75° humidity 95% wind ~
More wind that reported.
Usual route. Completed the week riding.
9.10 miles
11 mph

This week 52.3
This year 2260









20180902 Cycling 

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Ever since the PA told me I no longer needed to wear my sling, Ryan has been expecting me to ride my bike. I have missed it but I wasn’t feeling up to riding. My shoulder didn’t hurt as much as the whiplash. But even the whiplash was getting better. I told Ryan I could use the rollers and ride inside. He left me alone until Sunday when I was off. 
OK. 
I went to get them and pulled too hard and re-injured my shoulder. It hurt like hell for two days. On Tuesday, we set the rollers up and I got on the bike. 
It only took me a day to get used to the rollers and another day to be bored. Because I had no pain riding the rollers, I felt brave to ride on the road. 

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Tuesday
I put away my road bike. I set up the rollers. They are a lot higher than I remembered. It has been 23 years since I used them. I had to use the granny gear. Oh well. I made it 30 minutes. My shoulder feels fine but now my back hurts again.
I need to wear gloves as my arms and hands sweat.

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Wednesday
Today was easier. I did 30 minutes. I tried out the Strava app afterwards for a couple of minutes. It will upload to Strava but the iPhone app won't track indoor rides. Wearing proper gear helped. 

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Thursday
I find I need to tighten the fork before each session. It loosens as I ride because I am not perfectly balanced. 
30 minutes. 

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Friday
Turns out I can text and ride at the same time. 
30 minutes. 

This month 40 km 24.8 miles
This year 2193

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Saturday
77° humidity 93% wind 5-10 E
I just couldn't do the rollers again. Two reasons. Two challenges. The first was the Apple Watch National Parks Challenge. Do a workout for 50 minutes. Fifty minutes (Unfortunately I missed the park where it had to be a walk, run or wheelchair activity.) And Cycle September from Love to Ride. I took my bike off he rollers and put on the front wheel. I didn't get a new helmet yet so I stuck to local roads. Turns out I lost a lot of fitness and couldn't ride very fast anyway. I took my time and loved feeling the wind against my face and the sun on my skin. 
8.9 miles
10.6 mph

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Sunday
78° humidity 90% wind 7 E
Another short, easy ride. I am just trying to get my fitness back. Taking it easy until I heal. 
6.1 miles
10.5 mph
This week 15 miles
This year 2208

20180805 cycling

 bicycle accident

This is going to be the last update for a while. I am sidelined with a broken clavicle and whiplash. When the pain goes away, I will set up my rollers and ride at home until I can get back on the road. 

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Monday
75° humidity 96% wind 3-7 SE
Earlier ride because of work. Not as warm, feels good. 
9.03 miles
12.6 mph

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Tuesday
76° humidity 92% wind 5-8 SE
Overcast and windy. I didn't have much energy today. Utility work had sidewalk closed. They put a sign but not where the blue clock starts. 
12.61 miles
12.3 mph

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Wednesday
75° humidity 96% wind 5-10 SE
Sunny and windy. Shorter ride so I can go into work early. 
Utility work blocking the MUP on SR56. The sidewalk closed sign was at The Beach House so I rode through their parking lot. It doesn't go through so I had to ride on some sidewalks, through the grass and a planting bed. 
9.21 miles
12.7 mph

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Thursday
77° humidity 95% wind 4-7 SE
Sunny and windy. Nosebleed and stomach cramps. Headwind along Mansfield but I pushed through it. 
13.15 miles
12.5 mph

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Friday
75° humidity 95% wind 3-5 SE
The crash. 
I was down Beardsley with the sun in my eyes. I kept my head down and looking ahead about 20’ I caught a glimpse of something orange in my peripheral vision. I looked up and saw the van. It was too close and I had no time to stop. I swerved left. 
I don’t remember the impact. The first thing I remember is looking across the street at the Whitlock sign. I thought I was in Seven Oaks and did’t remember Whitlock being there. I was sitting on the van in the open door. FHP came as well as an ambulance. I said I would call a friend. D came and took my home so I could get my wallet. We went to FHWC. After X-rays, I was told I had no concussion but did have a broken clavicle. That surprised me because my should didn’t hurt much. Later that day, the whiplash made itself know. The pain of it is what keeps me away from moving much. 
2.2 miles

This week 46.2 miles
This year 2193

20180729 cycling

bike lane

I finally got over my cold this week. Working later helped me get in a few more miles.

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Monday
72° humidity 95% wind 6-12 S-SW
Felt colder. I felt better. Roads were wet after heavy storms this morning. 
11.92 miles
12.5 mph

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Tuesday
81° humidity 83% wind 7-14 S 6-10 SW
Late start because of the rain. Took a chance and went my regular route. I should have turned at The Ridge but I went to Hueland Pond where it started raining. It stung my skin but didn't last long and I never had to take off my glasses.
11.41 miles
12.7 mph

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Wednesday
83° humidity 84% wind 8-11 S
Rain this morning. I didn't time my ride well and got caught in a few light showers. Rode harder to get home quicker. 
11.24 miles
13 mph

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Thursday
79° humidity 91% wind 5-10 S
More rain this morning but I managed to avoid getting wet from it. 
12.03 miles
12.7 mph

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Friday
81° humidity 90% wind 3-4SE but changed to 3-7 SW
I went out my usual route based on the wind reported at 9. But I ended Ridge bag against the wind the entire ride because it shifted. Dammit!
Actually it wasn't that bad but my body didn't want to push. 
13.04 miles
12.4 mph

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Saturday
75° humidity 94% wind 2 E
Felt a lot stronger than 2 mph. Headwind along Beardsley and Mansfield. 
Pushed harder. 
9.07 miles
12.7 mph

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Sunday
78° humidity 90% wind 2-3 SE
Wind felt stronger. 
Bloody nose at mile 9?! It stopped by the time I got to Mansfield. 
13.1 miles
12.6 mph
This week 81.9
This year 2134

20180722 cycling

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Still sick but getting better. I started riding a little harder and longer at the end of the week.

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Monday
81° humidity 96% wind 2-5 S
Warm and windy. Still sick so not pushing it. 
11.36 miles
12.2 mph

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Tuesday
80° humidity 95% wind 6-9 SW
I went my normal route because the wind felt against me when I turned onto CLR. 
I felt good and only coughed once but took the shortcut through The Ridge. 
10.41 miles
12.2 mph

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Wednesday
79° humidity 92% wind 5-10 SW
I went out CLR to BBD. It was windy, I could feel it. Blew a snot rocket that stuck to my glasses and in my nose. I had to pull it off. It was so gross. But my nose felt so clear after that. And no coughing. 
Headwind along Beardsley. 
11.52 miles
12.4 mph

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Thursday
79° humidity 90% wind 6-10 S
Windy. Felt better and pushed harder. No coughing until the end when I smelled something vile from the sewer drain. Gross. 
12.07 miles
12.6 mph

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Friday
77° humidity 95% wind 4-7 SE
Feeling better. I can breathe and not have to blow snot rockets every mile. 
A few sprinkles which explains the rainbow along SR56. 
9.09 miles
12.4 mph

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Saturday
80° humidity 90% wind 6-8 SW
I went out to BBD. Headwind along CLR. 
Golf cart with woman and her two boys sitting in the MUP at Mansfield. Idiot. 
Headwind along Beardsley and CLR. 
14.49 miles
12.2 mph

Sunday
83° humidity 87% wind 7-11 W
Warm and windy. I rode out to BBD and back SR56. Some coughing but it is productive. 
8.55 miles
12.5 mph
This week 77.5
This year 2078

20180715 cycling

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Not a great week for riding. I have been battling a cold so I have been riding slower and shorter each day.

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Monday
75° humidity 94% wind 2 N
Still not pushing because of my cough. 
9.06 miles
12.3 mph

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Tuesday
78° humidity 89% wind 3-4 NE
Windy and muggy and I am still coughing. 
I didn't push it but still tried to stay over 12 mph. 
13.78 miles
12.4 mph

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Wednesday
77° humidity 89% wind??
Windy and it seemed to change direction. 
I felt OK for the first 20 minutes then the coughing started. I decided not to go too long. Headwind along SR56 & Mansfield. 
11.77 miles
12.2 mph

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Thursday
76° humidity 90% wind 3-5 SE
Felt better but took it easy. Utility work blocking MUP just before Mansfield. I had to turn around. 
12.65 miles
12.2 mph

Friday
80° humidity 86% wind 3 NE
I felt better. No coughing during the ride. 
Rode up to Union Park Academy and turned around. No stops. 
9.93 miles
12.3 mph

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Saturday
75° humidity 96% wind 2 E
Felt cooler but maybe because the sun was lower and in my eyes. 
Took it easy. Coughing but not on the bike. 
8.51 miles
12.1 mph

Sunday
81° humidity 91% wind 2w
I went my normal route because the wind felt more easterly than west. When I turned west onto SR56 there was a strong headwind. I almost turned around. It turned out not to be that strong. 
Still sick. Took it easy. 
9.02 miles
11.9 mph
This week 74.7
This year 1991

20180708 cycling

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An OK week of riding. 
It was an emotional week. 

Monday
74° humidity 97% wind 2-4 E
Goofed on my timing and only had time for a shorter ride. Pushed it right from the start. No stops. Headwind along Mansfield
8.47 miles
13.3 mph

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Tuesday
77° humidity 92% wind 2-7 E
Muggy and windy. 
Tachycardia around mile 7. Wouldn't resolve. Weird that I don't feel it while I am riding. I only feel it coming on. I can feel it when I stop. 
15.32 miles
12.6 mph

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Wednesday
75° humidity 95% wind 2-4 NE
Muggy and windy. With the holiday, there were few work crews in Union Park. I rode through the newer areas. 
Bike and golf cart parade through Union Park. 
Headwind along Mansfield
15.91 miles
12.6 mph

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Thursday
72° humidity 95% wind 3-7 E
Cooler and windier. 
I rode at my own pace. My thoughts kept traveling back to work and I didn't want to. 
Headwind along Mansfield
14.07 miles
12.2 mph

Friday
73° humidity 95% wind 2-4 SE
Chance of rain but I got lucky. A shorter ride because I got a late start.
11.13 miles
12.6 mph

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Saturday
73° humidity 94% 2-6 W
Took is easy as I am getting a summer cold. 
Wind changed direction and I had a strong headwind along Hueland Pond. 
8,54 miles
12.1 mph

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Sunday
79° humidity 86% wind 1-3 E
Muggy. 
I started out slow because of my cold. My legs kept pushing and I felt fine
9.03 miles
12.7 mph
This week 82.4
This year 1917

20180701 cycling

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# 20180701 Cycling
Much better week for riding. With 4 days off and nights for two, I had longer rides. I finally got over 100 miles in one week. 

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Monday
74° humidity 96% wind 2-4 E
Still taking it easy. Rode longer but at more casual pace. 
14.36 miles
11.7 mph

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Tuesday
77° humidity 90% wind 2-3 S-SE
Windier than reported. Rode at my own pace. No pushing. I felt good. 
14.8 miles
12 mph

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Wednesday
76° humidity 92% wind 2-3 S > 2-4 SW > 2-4 W
Wind wasn't strong but it changed direction so was mostly against me. 
I rode at my own pace and felt good. Pumped up tires might have helped. 
15.63 miles
12.8 mph

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Thursday
77° humidity 90% wind 2-4 SW 3-6 S 2-5 SW
I felt like I was working harder and going slower. 
HR jumped a bit around mile 8. 
Headwind along Beardsley and CLR
17.86 miles
12.6 mph

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Friday
78° humidity 91% wind 2-8 S-SW
I wanted another longer ride even though I work today so I started early. 
Even when I try riding at an easier pace, I find myself speeding up and pushing the longer I ride. 
18.02 miles
12.5 mph

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Saturday
76° humidity 97% wind 1-3 SE
Overcast. 
I didn't push but I didn't have much energy today. That is the trouble with working until 9 the night before. 
15.56 miles
12.3 mph

Sunday
78° humidity 91% wind 5 S
Windier today. I didn't have time for a longer ride so I rode a little harder. 
Headwind along Mansfield. 
9.07 miles
12.9 mph
This week 105.3
This year 1834

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20180624 cycling

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What a crap week!
I got food poisoning on Monday night and couldn’t ride at all on Tuesday. I lost so many fitness streaks. I had to take it easy the rest of the week as my stomach was still iffy. I did manage to reach my weekly goal of 50 miles. 

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Monday
75° humidity 95% wind 3 NE
Earlier ride. Sun was low and in my eyes. 
9.03 miles 12.7 mph

Tuesday
Stomach bug

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Wednesday
78° humidity 84% wind 3-5 S
Took it after yesterday's stomach bug. I felt fine for the first 15 minutes and would have like to stop. But I had to ride the 15 minutes back so I just kept going. 
My brain thought I should be riding faster and I had to remind myself to take it easy. 
9.09 miles
11.8 mph

Thursday
79° humidity 89% wind 5-8 W
Muggy. 
I rode casually. I felt fine but slow. 
6.11 miles
10.7 mph

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Friday
76° humidity 96% wind 4-9 SW
Felt better but decided to take it easy and see if I can burn more fat. 
Overcast and muggy. 
I forgot or miscued Strava after a stop. I forgot to end the workout on my Apple Watch. All my numbers are skewed. 
8.85 miles
11.7 mph

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Saturday
78° humidity 90% wind 4-6 W
Didn't feel well. Easy ride. 
8.59 miles
11.1 mph

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Sunday
80° humidity 88% wind 1-5 NW
Muggy! 
I felt better and rode a little faster but didn't push it. 
8.79 miles
11.9 mph
This week 50.2
This year 1738