Not a good week for cycling. At least I got out everyday to complete my #30days30rides challenge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
72° humidity 92% wind 6 E
Late start. Too warm and windy.
Happy to see my tire still firm.
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.
This week 44.4 miles
This month. 408 km
This year 954 miles