20181104 cycling

 coffeeneuring

A pretty good week for cycling. I got my 820 back and it runs smoother and quieter. I need to remember to take care of my chain better. I did two coffeeneuring rides on my days off. Now I only have one more to do and still have weeks left.

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Monday
Coffeeneuring #5
71° humidity 67% wind 6-7 W 5-8 NW
Beautiful day. It was chilly this morning so I waited until it got a little warmer and decided to make it a luncheoneuring.
I rode out to BBD then up to Seven Oaks. It was windy and I had a bit of the caffeine shakes but it didn't last long. I rode back down BBD to Chancey then rode east to Mansfield. I saw a man letting his dogs run free in the field. The hound kept barking at me so I stopped and let her get used to me. I rode to SR56 and found the sidewalk blocked due to construction.
I went to Wiregrass Mall to Fresh Healthy Cafe. Spicy chicken wrap and açaí berry smoothie. $14. So good.
I rode back home SR56 to Hueland Pond. The wind helped me some.
18.73 miles
12.3 mph

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Tuesday
65° humidity 93% wind 4-5
Sunny, cool and windy.
13.42 miles
12.8 mph

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Wednesday
Coffeeneuring #6
75° humidity 69% wind 5-8 E
Lunch ride!
Windy and heavy traffic. I rode up to SR54. Construction along SR54.
Stopped at Starbucks. Maple Pecan Crème Frappuccino and Chicken Caprese Sandwich.
Rode west to BBD and south to Meadow Pointe. I made most of the lights! Headwind all the way back.
17.58 miles
12.3 mph

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Thursday
62° humidity 94% wind 5-7 SE
Chilly with the sun coming up. Beautiful sunrise.
Slowed down by school traffic at JLMS.
9.07 miles
12.5 mph

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Friday
72° humidity 95% wind 9-16 S
Gloomy and windy. I rode up to Union Park and was chased by a dachshund.
Headwind along Mansfield was brutal.
14.91 miles
12.2 mph

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Saturday
55° humidity 87% wind 8-10 N
Cold and windy! I put on my tights and a hat. The hat didn't cover my ears so they were cold for the first 5-10 minutes.
Headwind along Mansfield and SR56.
It took a while to get up to 12 mph.
Something broke as I was coming home and I can no longer downshift. Bad luck with bikes lately.
9.02 miles
12.0 mph

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Sunday
70° humidity 85% wind 8-10
Cloudy, windy and sprinkles.
I did manage to get my bike to downshift which I needed with the wind. I pushed myself and didn't stop.
9.06 miles
12.5 mph

This week 91.8 miles
This year 2941 miles

20181028 cycling

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Another good week of riding. Though it was less miles than last week, I feel very good good with 89 miles during a regular week with work. Then again, it wasn’t a regular week of work as I had some odd hours but they allowed me to ride more before I went in.

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Monday
62° humidity 85% wind 6-7 E
Cool and windy. Love this weather.
13.2 miles
12.1 mph

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Tuesday
69° humidity 79% wind 2-4 W
Sunny and breezy. Wind kept changing directions.
15.72 miles
12.1 mph

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Wednesday
69° humidity 91% wind 6-7 NE
Dark and windy. The lights were not with me today.
Sunrise was pretty until I turned onto Mansfield and the sun was in my eyes.
9.06 miles
11.7 mph

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Thursday
66° humidity 91% wind 5-7 NE
Cool and sunny.
Still a general ache in my right arm while riding the road bike. Going to get the 820 back today.
14.21 miles
11.8 mph

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Friday
73° humidity 93% wind 4-6 S
Back on my 820. I love the upright feel of it. I just wish it was little lighter, a little faster. Odd, but I rode faster today.
9.07 miles
12.4 mph

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Saturday
67° humidity 85% wind 5-6 NW
Wind changed direction once I got to SR56. Headwind along most of my route. Still, I pushed myself to ride above 12 mph
16.57 miles
12.3 mph

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Sunday
59° humidity 69% wind 7-11 N
Cool, sunny and windy.
Jerk honked at me for being in front of him in the left turn lane. I have him the finger. He accelerated and honked again. I gave him the finger again. He accelerated and went around me in the opposite lane and turned the corner in the wrong lane. I went onto the sidewalk and he stopped. I stopped. He says I cut him off but I moved when the left lane began so he was driving in the middle lane. So he is wrong. He called me a moron an sped off. Ass.
Strava kept auto-pausing while I was riding. I ended up losing about 1.5 miles. Weird.
10.0 miles (11.5)
11.1 mph (12.4)

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This week 87.9 (89.4)
This year 2859 miles

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A really good week for riding. I was on vacation but had no money to go anywhere. I used those days to ride longer. I had some bike trouble but it didn’t stop me from riding. I finally broke 100 miles.

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Monday
72° humidity 100% wind 3-8 E
Low clouds made the sun look odd.
No school today so traffic was light.
Headwind along Mansfield
15.23 miles
11.7 mph

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Tuesday
Coffeeneuring #2
75° humidity 89% wind 5-7 SE
Sunny and windy.
Construction vehicles blocking my route.
Turned north at Mansfield and rode to Chancey.
Buttermilk Provisions
Dark and loud. $10.63 for ice chai and tart.
S'mores tart was really good. Basically shortbread and chocolate syrup with marshmallow web. It came first. After I was done with that, she brought out my chai. I said no sweetener and it is milk with spices. Meh. Disappointed
I fell getting back on my bike. 🤦‍♀️
Headwind the entire way home.
20.14 miles
11.4 mph

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Wednesday
72° humidity 100% wind 2-3 SW
I went out to BBD but the wind was so slight that it didn't help along SR56.
15.93 miles
11.9 mph

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Thursday
74° humidity 89% wind 3-5 SW
I went out to BBD knowing that the wind was going to change directions.
Riding along SR56 was slow but not too bad.
Chain kept slipping and sagging if I stopped pedaling?!
17.41 miles
11.2 mph

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Friday
Coffeeneuring #3
73° humidity 97% wind 5-5 SE
I round in the gloom to New Tampa through Flatwoods Park. Saw a dead alligator and dead raccoon in the bike lane along Morris Bridge.
Chain still slacking when I coast.
Easy pace.
Starbucks. Venti iced soy chai. Again too much in my tummy. Must remember to only get tall.
Rode back up BBD on sidewalk. Was a little bumpy until CLR then the sidewalk was gone. Ack!
Google thinks I need a new hub. Will take my bike in later.
21.39 miles
11.0 mph

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Saturday
Coffeeneuring #4
73° humidity 92% wind 3-5 NW
Got the 1220 down. The brake is shifted inward because of the crash. I tried to see if I could move it but I couldn't figure it out.
Pumped up the tires and took off. I was shaky. It was a different ride. I forgot how badly it needs a tune up.
My shoulder didn't hurt but it was uncomfortable. I do like how nimble it is.
I skipped riding far into Union Park. Too much construction debris for my skinny tires.
I rode up Mansfield to Chancey then back down BBD to Wiregrass. I got an Apple Pie Donut from Craving Donuts. I walked around the mall but didn't see anything else. I did get some honey. I went to Starbucks because I needed to go for my star challenge. Some asshole left his monster diesel truck running when he went inside.
Rode back up SR56 to get in extra miles. Also a little lazy and didn't want to cross BBD twice. 21.04 miles
11.7 mph

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Sunday
73° humidity 81% wind 9-10 ??
Reported wind direction was SW. felt more like NE. I rode out to BBD based on report. Headwind along SR56. Left hand beginning to hurt from bruise I got a week ago at work. Right shoulder aches from broken collarbone. I do not like leaning so far over the handlebars.
14.77 miles
11.4 mph

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This week 125.9 miles
This year 2756 miles

20181014 cycling

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I am happy with the mileages I rode this week. It was a crap week of work which left me with days off. I took advantage of them. I also started the 2018 Coffeeneuring challenge.

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Monday
75° humidity 89% wind 7-11 E
Cloudy and very windy.
15.16 miles
10.9 mph

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Tuesday
75° humidity 93% wind 10-24! E
Very windy. At least the sun was out a bit still some clouds.
15.16 miles
10.8 mph

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Wednesday
79° humidity 87% wind 14-25! SE
Very windy. I saw no other cyclists nor joggers nor walkers about. It was me and cars and trucks.
I was too tired to push much against the wind.
9.04 miles
9.7 mph

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Thursday
79° humidity 94% wind 4 SW
Less wind but more humidity.
11.71 miles
11.1 mph

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Friday
72° humidity 94% wind 1 NW
Got caught by the light at Mansfield both times. This is what happens when I go clockwise.
Low fog. Stopped a few times to take photos.
Tired.
9.04 miles
11 mph

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Saturday
67° humidity 75% wind 4-5 N
Coffeeneuring #1
Cooler morning. I love it.
First day of vacation so I have time for a longer ride and smoothie stop. (Also I ran out of ingredients at home and need to go shopping.)
I went on my normal route then continued west on SR56 to BBD. I went south to Smoothie King. I can never figure out what I want. Too many choices. I opted for a Vanilla Gladiator with Blueberries and Mangoes. It was OK but I make mine with tart cherry juice which gives it that added sweetness.
Windy on the way home.
17.38 miles
11.4 mph

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Sunday
75° humidity 80% wind 5-9 E
Sunny and windy. Little traffic.
15.02 miles
11.5 mph

This week 92.5 miles
This year 2645 miles

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I feel pretty good about my mileage this week. I look forward to when I can ride my road bike again and ride even farther.

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Monday
75° humidity 95% wind 5-7 NE
I saw Lianna riding along Mansfield. We rode up to KBar and back. I left her at Mansfield and went on my usual ride.
19.45 miles
10.9 mph

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Tuesday
77° humidity 89% wind 7-10 NE
Sunny and windy.
Late start so I skipped the far loop at Union Park. There is too much construction traffic as well. Headwind along Mansfield was brutal.
13.44 miles
11.2 mph

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Wednesday
71° humidity 94% wind 4-6 NE
Just before sunrise. It was in my eyes as I rode to Union Park. I did a detour into Meridian and I to Sheringham.
15.64 miles
10.9 mph

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Thursday
72° humidity 92% wind 4-5 NE
Sunny and windy.
15.07 miles
11.0 mph

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Friday
72° humidity 97% wind 3-4 NE
Short ride before the sun came up.
Two cyclist riding the wrong way in the bike lanes along Beardsley. WTF
9.04 miles
11.1 mph

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Saturday
72° humidity 94% wind 2-3 NE
Early ride, before the sunrise.
9.03 miles
11.0 mph

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Sunday
77° humidity 85% wind 6 NE
Sunny and windy. I had to keep telling my legs to move.
9.04 miles
10.9 mph
This week 90.7 miles
This year 2552 miles

20190930 cycling

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A decent week of riding. I think I prefer riding before the sun comes up despite missing the good effects of sun on my body/

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Monday
73° humidity 95% wind 2-3 E
Out before the sun came up.
Saw the cowboys getting ready to gather the herd. I had never seen them before.
Missed the school traffic, too. A good ride.
9.02 miles
11 mph

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Tuesday
74° humidity 94% wind 4 E
No energy. My mind kept drifting.
9.02 miles
10.6 mph

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Wednesday
75° humidity 77% wind 3-4 E
Out before the sun came. Almost back as well. Still a lot of traffic but not at the schools.
9.03 mph
10.8 mph

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Thursday
74° humidity 97% wind 2-6 E
Out before sunrise. I got my headlamp but it was dead. I plugged in the battery and it worked well enough for me to be seen. The streetlights were lit so I had no problems seeing the road.
School bus crossed the white line as it passed me. When it stopped to pick up kids, I went around it. We played leap frog two more times.
I rode through Union Park.
Police vehicle blocking road and bike lane in front of JLMS. I used the sidewalk.
14.92 miles
11.1 mph

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Friday
75° humidity 94% wind 2-4 E
Tired from working late yesterday.
Legs kept wanting to go slow.
Grass mowing tractor nearly drove me off the MUP.
Strava ate up the iPhone battery. Lower power mode tried to click on.
14.95 miles
10.9 mph

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Saturday
75° humidity 98% wind 1-2 NE
Saturdays are nice because there is less traffic.
Trucker and trailer didn't see me crossing the road as they were turning right. I expected it and slowed down.
9.07 miles
11 mph

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Sunday
76° humidity 92% wind 5-7 NE
Warm and windy.
My body was still tired.
9.03 miles
10.9 miles

This week 75 miles
This month 302 miles
This year 2462 miles

20180923 cycling

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I upped my rides this week. I am still riding the 820 because my collarbone is still healing. PA said 6 more weeks! But I am riding longer on the days I don’t have to work early. Pumping up the tires increased my speed some. I might need to change my saddle.

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Monday
75° humidity 99% wind 3 S
Out before sunrise. More traffic being it was a Monday.
I remembered my sunglasses and needed them when I turned onto Mansfield.
Can't seem to get my speed up.
9.05 miles
10.2 mph

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Tuesday
76° humidity 93% wind 1E
Out before the sun came up. I missed the sunrise but it was up when I got to Mansfield.
9.09 miles
10.3 mph

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Wednesday
75° humidity 93% wind 1-2 N
A little later than yesterday so the sun was in my eyes. Also a lot of traffic on Oldwoods because of the new school. I will have to remember that. Oldwoods is not wide and there are no bike lanes.
Heavy traffic on MPB as well.
Driver turning left onto Hueland Pond saw me, hesitated, then decided to go anyway so I had to brake. Asshole.
Driver turning left onto Mansfield went even though I had the right of way and I had to brake. Both assholes were young women. WTF
Ran into heavy traffic at JLMS. I had to stop because Fred didn't see me. Also the car in front of me was blocking the bike lane. Sure glad I ride to reduce stress.
12.92 miles
10.4 mph

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Thursday
73° humidity 97% wind 1N
Pumped up the tires. What a difference!
Vehicle accident on MPB at Beaconsfield. Older woman hit another car and then ran into a tree. She was sitting on the stretcher as I rode by.
Managed to miss the worse of the school traffic in Union Park and JLMS.
15.03 miles
11.2 mph

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Friday
73° humidity 100% wind 3-5 NE
A little later start because I was tired from working late. Sun was in my eyes. But I missed the school traffic.
15.02 miles
11.1 mph

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Saturday
76° humidity 91% wind 5-6 NE
Windy. Wind feel worse on my 820. Part of it is the bike and part is how high I sit.
LMP truck parked in bike lane with no cones, no flashers.
Slow ride.
14.90 miles
10.4 mph

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Sunday
77° humidity 87% wind 4-6 E
Sunny and windy. Did the long route to Union Park. I was glad for the tailwind along SR56. Saw a guy on a Halfbike. It looked like a lot of work.
14.97 miles
10.8 mph

This week 91 miles
This year 2380 miles

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