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

20180617 cycling

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A really good week of riding. We were short-handed at work which meant working 11-8 which meant longer rides before work. Clear weather also helped.

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Monday
74° humidity 91% wind??
Not much wind so everything was a headwind. 
I rode to BBD. I wasn't mindful and turned onto Aronwood. I turned around and continued along CLR to BBD. 
A semi cut me off as I was riding along SR56 in the bike lane. He turned into Publix. Nothing I could do. 
I rode up to Union Park and turned around at the school. 
14.56 miles
12.9 mph

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Tuesday
74° humidity 89% wind 1-2 S
Little wind. I went easy. 
Buses are out for summer school. 
14.74 miles
12.4 mph

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Wednesday
73° humidity 91% wind 2-3 E
Some wind. Wasn't annoying. 
11.77 miles
12.8 mph

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Thursday
74° humidity 92% wind 1-4 S-SE
Not much wind. 
I felt strong but didn't push it. 
14.84 miles
12.9 mph

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Friday
76° humidity 91% wind 0-5 W
The wind direction wasn't reported and I should have checked. I ended up fighting a headwind along SR56. It wasn't bad but I couldn't keep my HR below 150 and keep my speed up. 
15.07 miles
12.9 mph

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Saturday
75° humidity 91% wind 2-3 SE
Short ride. Pleasant. 
9.06 miles
12.7 mph

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Sunday
79° humidity 84% wind 2-4 NE
Hot, humid and some wind. Not a pleasant ride but I didn't want to stop. 
15.38 miles
12.7 mph

This week 95.4
This year 1672

20180211 cycling

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Monday
61° humidity 100% wind 5 NW
I forgot to take notice of the wind direction but figured out it was coming from the west when I turned onto CLR. I did a reverse loop. 
Lots of new potholes on MPB. I do t have to worry about them but the debris left on the side of the road. is another story.
9.08 miles
12.8 mph

few clouds at union park

few clouds at union park

Tuesday
60° humidity 89% wind 4-8 SE
Sunny and windy. I was too warm in my wool base and blue sweatshirt. 
Headwind along Mansfield was awful. 
It was nice to see the sun. 
12.9 miles
12.7 mph

no longer dead

no longer dead

Wednesday
68° humidity 90% wind 10-11 SE
Warm and very windy. Headwind along Mansfield was brutal. I went from 12.5 to 12.0 in that two mile stretch. 
12.9 miles
12.1 mph

foggy morn

foggy morn

Thursday
65° humidity 96% wind 1-2 E
Foggy. Utility work along Beardsley. Cones and vehicles and workers blocking the bike lane. 
Quick stop at Mansfield. 
9.0 miles
12.8 mph

some morning haze

some morning haze

Friday
63° humidity 91% wind 6-7 NE
Very overcast. No sun in sight. 
Utility construction continues along Beardsley. Headwind along Mansfield. 
9.0 miles
12.6 mph

not enough sun

not enough sun

Saturday
69° humidity 96% wind 6-10 SE
Sun was peaking out. Wind was annoying. Mind was elsewhere. 
Utility work on Beardsley cleaning up. 
Headwind along Mansfield
12.9 miles
12.3 mph

cloudy

cloudy

Sunday
72° humidity 88% wind 10-12
Cloudy but bright. Way too windy. 
Headwind along Mansfield was awful. It reduced my average speed from 13.0 to 12.5. 
9 miles
12.4 mph
This week 75.1
This year 320

20171126 cycling

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An average week of riding. Cold weather delayed one ride and black Friday made my ride a bit shorter.

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Monday
It was dark but pleasant, about 70° and breezy. 
I rode fast just to get it over with. I stayed on lit roads but some areas were still dark. 
7.23 miles
12.91 mph

looking southeast along mansfield

looking southeast along mansfield

Tuesday
64° humidity 83% wind 4 E
It started out sunny but the clouds moved I once the sun was behind me. 
9.20 miles
13.22 mph

clouds moving in at union park

clouds moving in at union park

Wednesday
64° humidity 85% wind 5 ENE
My blue sweatshirt was still damp so I wore my lightweight fleece. It was OK until it got too warm and wet. I need a better jacket. 
I know I turned on my watch workout app but it must have crashed because there was nothing when I checked after five miles. Glad I still use Wahoo.  
13.62 miles
13.10 mph

overcast and empty field

overcast and empty field

Thursday
69° humidity 89% wind 2 ESE
Light rain in places. Wasn’t too bad. 
Legs tired from working late. 
Surprised to see construction crews working even getting sod delivery. 
13.28 miles
12.70 mph

i needed my lights on the way to work

i needed my lights on the way to work

Friday
I had to be to work at 7 for Black Friday. I rode to work
3.96 miles
11.62 mph
and rode home
3.90 miles
13.31 mph

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Saturday
53° humidity 76% wind 2N
Chilly, sunny and foggy. I wore my long fingered gloves so I didn’t stop. Tired and I kept yawning. 
9.21 miles
12.80 mph

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Sunday
61° humidity 71% wind 4N
Sunny. There is a barrel in the middle of the MUP heading east from MPB but I rode around it. It is Sunday and there are no crews working. The path has not been extended path the half mile. 
10.22 miles
13 mph

This week 70.5
This year 3212