An OK week. I just didn’t have the energy to ride longer. Is it the heat or the wind?
84° humidity 62% wind 1-4 SE
Warm and sunny and I didn't feel like riding until I had 5 miles in then I kicked it up some. Not a fast ride. I saw a 6' alligator swimming in the pond along Beardsley and a wild turkey walking along SR56.
82° humidity 68% wind 5-6S
Too warm. I didn't see the alligator in the pond but I did see one in the gully along SR56. He was in the same position the second time I went around.
77° humidity 80% wind 3-4 SE
Short ride. I saw no alligators today. School traffic. One loop.
81° humidity 61% wind 8-9 E
Windy. I tried but I couldn't fight it.
I only saw two wild turkeys today.
91° humidity 40% wind 7-14 E
Hot and windy. Late ride due to Andy's award breakfast at school.
I really wish cars would look before the turn right on red.
80% humidity 67% wind 4-10 NE
I saw the alligator in the pond on Beardsley. I saw a turtle on MUP along SR56. I think I saw another alligator in Pond 38 along SR56. But that pond is fenced and has been almost dry. Could an alligator get under a chain link fence?
I rode to a friend’s house for swimming.
90° humidity 49% wind 5-8 E
Tailwind there so I made good time.
93° humidity 43% wind 2-5 NE
Either wind was stronger or I was tired from swimming. Headwind the whole way home.
This week 103.1 miles
This year 2461 miles
Less miles this week. The weather was fine but we went to Disney for Special Olympics and I didn’t do much over the weekend.
79° humidity 86% wind 9-14 SW
Ride down BBD again but only to Tampa Palms. Construction across from Hunters Green had the bike lane and sidewalk blocked from McDonald's to Hunters Green. Annoying. As I pulled into the garage, I heard thunder. I just missed the rain.
78° humidity 81% wind 5-11 W
Bad time to ride on BBD but it didn't stop me. Lots of traffic especially if citing the interstate. Lots of gnats, too. At least the wind wasn't too bad.
73° humidity 80% wind 4-6 NE then E then SE
Decided to do 3 loops. I need to stop thinking I can do it without a decent break. Twenty miles is my max without a get off the bike and sit break. Utility crew was replacing the tilted poles. It was interested to see the process each time I passed. Another crew was cleaning up the debris from the collapsed pre-school.
73° humidity 76% wind 7E
My body did not want to fight the wind.
Two slow loops.
68° humidity 83% wind 2-4 SE
Short ride so I can get ready for Special Olympics. I tried to push it some.
Indoor Bike at Hilton
86° humidity 43% wind 6-7 NW
I put it off as long as possible. I didn't feel like riding. But I also couldn't break my 8 month+ run of riding.
Just a short, casual ride. I didn't even change my clothes.
This week 106.6 miles
This year 2358 miles
Not a great week for cycling. Somedays I struggled to ride. I wasn’t sure if it was just that day or was I over training? I tried to listen to my body.
78° humidity 87% wind 2-7NW
Cloudy and muggy and full of Love Bugs.
67° humidity 97% wind 2-3 NE
I rode up to Cracker Barrel to have breakfast with my dad and my sister. I had already eaten so I had a yogurt parfait and Nancy's grits. (She will only eat them with cheese.)
76° humidity 86% wind 4-5 NE
I rode bike he long way home. I stopped when I saw the Wesley Chapel historic marker #alwaysreadtheplacque then rode through Meadow Pointe to home. Beautiful day and very little wind.
76° humidity 83% wind 9E
The wind is back, ugh. The love bugs were put in force too. Two loops.
We had a storm roll through on Friday. It caused some utility poles to lean. I hadn't noticed at the time, but it also took out the new pre-school under construction. The walls and roof were up. Today there are only two wall standing.
77° humidity 76% wind 10 E
Too windy or I am too tired. I just couldn't seem to go any faster.
82° humidity 70% wind 10 SE
I think I have hit burnout. I had no energy today even when the wind was behind me. I haven't missed a day since September 1 and maybe it is time I did. I cut the ride short.
89° humidity 54% wind 8-12 SW
Late ride because I went on a photowalk today. Sunny and windy. One big loop.
87° humidity 62% wind 11-18 SW
I rode down to BBD to Skipper Ave and back. Getting past I75 is no easy feat.
This week 116.6
This year 2231
A good week though I took it a little easy with the mileage. I didn’t want to burn out.
75° humidity 72% wind 5-9 E
Sunny and windy. And my legs weren’t having it. I might have to scale back some this week. Too many love bugs.
91° humidity 40% wind 9-16 E
Hot and windy. It was a late afternoon ride because Andy and I participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics this morning.
This month 609 miles
78° humidity 75% wind 6-12 E
Sunny and windy. I really hating pushing against the wind.
Dead hawk in the road.
79° humidity 74% wind 7-13 E
The wind just don't quit. Two loops.
74° humidity 89% wind 5-9 S
Cloudy and humid but not much wind.
Tachycardia at mile 13 for not apparent reason. I would have finished over 12 mph but for that.
88° humidity 61% wind 9-13 SW
Rode one big loop and got rained on for about 2 miles. The rain stopped so I kept going. I rode to Wiregrass Fresh Market to get some honey. Had a salad at Panera.
72° humidity 89% wind 9-22 W/SW
Big storm this afternoon so I waited for it to stop. Cooler but muggy. Lots of debris in the road. A fallen tree on Beardsley right next to the one that fell during the last storm. I also noticed some power lines that were leaning along SR56.
One big loop and one small loop.
This week 127.1 miles
This year 2134 miles
I wanted another week of high mileage so I rode a little longer in order to average 20 miles a day. It was a good week except for those windy days.
81° humidity 30% wind 1-4 SE
Late ride do to lunch in Orlando.
With such light winds, everything is a headwind. Also but we're a problem. One got in my ear! My shirt looks like a car grille when I got home.
74° humidity 55% wind light from every direction but west.
Cool with little wind. Perfect day for cycling. Buzzards eating roadkill that an eagle refused. Utility trucks blocking the paths and roads. Prisoners cleaning up the trash along SR56. How come the men only have to wear grey jumpsuits but the women have to wear the old fashioned striped prison garb?
I forgot to fill up my water bottle so what I had wasn't even cold. Old well. I went easy and rode 3 laps. My bum was not happy that last mile.
70° humidity 69% wind 3-4 S
Warmer today. Sinus headache so I just let me legs pedal. Two loops.
I was riding north on MPB. Driver coming south. No other vehicles. Just as he gets to me, he lays on his horns for a good 5 seconds. WTF! That is where my HR spiked.
71° humidity 75% wind 3 SE
Beautiful day for a ride and most of it was good. Then I was crossing Mansfield. I was against the light but most of the traffic had cleared. One car was coming. I pushed it and realized was a mistake it was. My heart lurched and I could barely breathe. Fuck. Tachycardia. I rode slowly home. I tried rubbing an ice cube all over my face but it didn't seem to help but it did.
75° humidity 87% wind 7-22SW
The wind was brutal at times. And I had stomach cramps. I pushed through and turned around at Amberly. The ride back was so nice with the tailwinds that I didn't even mind stopping for the traffic lights.
72° humidity 50% wind 7-9 NE
Beautiful and windy. Not as bad as yesterday but still annoying. Also, the love bugs are early and in abundance. I have never seen so many! I had to keep my mouth closed.
89° humidity 40% wind 3-6 SE
Afternoon rides are becoming too warm and the summer humidity isn't even here yet.
This week 140.8 miles
This year 1988 miles
It was a pretty good week for riding. I was busy doing rides for errandonnee and racked up the miles.
65° humidity 77% wind 6-13NW
First I forgot my helmet, then I forgot my glasses. Sigh.
Rode against the wind to Lori's. I brought her cookies. (You carried what?) continued against the wind and up and down arrow sidewalks to the library. I needed a new card. (Personal business or wildcard). Finally with the wind to the bank. The walk up ATM was out of order so I went to the drive-thru ATM. (Personal business)
Rode to Panera and met Lori for lunch. (Social call) Rode back towards home but stopped at Target to get milk for Ryan. (Store)
79° humidity 37% wind 4-5 E
Wind was stronger and in different directions. Bus Z528 stopped in the crosswalk at Hueland Pond and I had to swerve around it. Ass.
66° humidity 77% wind 2-4SE
Rode south on BBD. At Amberly, I got out of the rode and onto the MUP. It got crowded and a bit crazy once I got to USF. Lots of t affix and pedestrians. I parked my bike and walked to the museum. It was different. I walked over to the gallery but it was closed. (Arts and Entertainment)
76° humidity 56% wind 6SE
I rode my bike through USF and was happy to get out of there and ride on busy Fowler Ave to Fuzzy’s Tacos. (Social call)
No bike rack but so found a sign to lock my bike to. I got the shrimp fajita plate. I am not a big fan of peppers but I like the rest of it.
79° humidity 51% wind 6-11 SE
Google maps said the best way home was through USF. No thanks. I went around and made it just fine. But the tailwind was a headwind until I got to Cross Creek. Then it came back along CLR. Oh well, the lunch break was what I needed to not feel tired.
27.06 miles I stopped at CVS for sunscreen but they didn't have Blue Lizard though their app said they did. (Personal care)
70° humidity 71% wind 7-10 SE
Sunny and windy. More broken glass on Beardsley this time east of Braughton Place. Crowd fighting over a dead squirrel. Rode two loops. Truck didn't stop coming out of The Ridge. I expect the worse from drivers and prepared to stop.
Stop at the school to see if they take used batteries for fundraising. They do and I will go back later.
I took 20 pounds of used batteries up to the elementary school for fundraising. (Non-store errand) then I rode to the out community fitness center. (Personal care)
80° humidity 74% wind 17-27 S
Windy as heck! I tried a new route just up and down CLR. CLR runs and east and west thought it does curve. I only had to deal with string headwinds at certain parts for a short distance. It is almost 5 miles and I did it three times.
67° humidity 64% wind 7-18 SW
21-24 NW 20-27 W
Windy as heck! A bit cool, too
It was a slog on most of the roads. I would have stopped at one loop but I needed the extra calories burned off so I can eat at Chick-Fil-A for lunch.
76° humidity 33% wind 8-10 NW
Want d a longer ride and to take advantage of the wind direction, I rode the long way to Lori's & Bob's. (Social call)
This week 137.8 miles
This year 1845 miles
This was my best week for miles. Errandonnee started on Friday and I did two extra rides for it.
74° humidity 89% wind 7-10 SE
Cloudy and humid and windy.
I tried to stop too quickly after a sharp turn and almost flipped over. I caught myself but caught my calf on my gears and cut my leg. I thought it was it was just a scratch until I looked later and saw blood. (Since I stopped working, I no longer have to take naproxen everyday and my blood is no longer thin.) It mostly just stung from the sweat.
73° humidity 95% wind 9-14 S
Still a few sprinkles but not a problem. Wind was more of a problem but I didn't mind and didn't push it.
On my second stop, I saw the wind changed direction so I did, too. 11-18 SW
68° humidity 87% wind 2-3SW 3-5W 4NW
I went out to BBD. I hadn't planned on doing over 20 miles so I did one large loop and one small loop. I missed the school traffic but got stuck behind a family of sand hill cranes crossing the road.
70° humidity 81% wind 5-6 E
Went two large loops then 3 smaller ones until I felt fatigued.
79° humidity 66% wind 8S
The wind got stronger after I started. I decided to flip the route and go the other way.
Rode up to Bank of America and deposited check. Rode to Burger Monger. I skipped the fries! (Mostly because the fish was so expensive!) $15 Rode to Publix for groceries. I only got what would fit in my little bag. Rode home the long way so I would have to cross BBD twice. 7.48 miles
75° humidity 82% wind 7-9 SE
Warm and windy.
Accident on CLR. They were clearing it when I went out and just leaving on my way back. A car hit a light pole and you could see where the light pole crashed on the roof of the car.
Saw three animals dead in the road. The vultures were trying to clean up the beaver before they got to the possums.
Rode out to BBD. I saw the Car Show was going on so I stopped knowing it would count for Entertainment.
I rode to Batteries and Bulbs to recycle the CFL bulbs. (You carried what?)
Rode to Oliver's and got a new helmet. Not much selection unless I wanted to spend hundreds of dollars. I ended up with a black one. I got some gloves too. $68. (Personal Care.)
I walked over to Panera and had lunch. (Social Call.) Panera was slow.
The ride back was nice with the tailwinds. I saw another cyclist that should NOT have taken off his shirt. 11.12 miles
86° humidity 62% wind 14-23 S=
Windy! I got a half block before so remembered my helmet. I have gone too long without one. I went back and got it and was glad to keep the sun out of my eyes. I don't care that it is supposed to be a MTB helmet, I like the visor.
I struggled south to Brookton to Cross Creek. The wind was behind me as I went east to Morris Bridge. I was concerned that it would be against me as I went through Flatwoods. It was. =
I ate my RXBar before I left Flatwoods. I think it helped because I wasn't tired at when I finished. Though the tailwinds on the way home might have helped.
This week 152.7 miles
This year 1708 miles
This was my best week for miles. I rode twice more than 20 miles. But I may have been overdoing it because I basically bonked on Saturday’s ride.
66° humidity 81% wind 8NE 6-7E
The road were wet and it did stop raining. It was never enough to take off my glasses.
68° humidity 82% wind 8-11 NW 7-8 N
Cloudy, humid and breezy. The wind was only a problem going N on BBD.
Young driver almost didn't stop on Mansfield as I was crossing with the light.
63° humidity 68% wind 9-11 NE
Sunny, cool and windy. Too windy for my legs. They didn't want to go any faster.
64° humidity 76% wind 7-11 E
Cool in the beginning but it warmed up quickly or I did fighting the wind. My legs weren't so tired but I didn't want to use them up too quickly.
There were dozens of vultures west of the mental health facility. They must have been waiting for something to die.
80° humidity 68% wind 8-11 S
Rain this morning so I rode in the afternoon which means hotter and windier and I can't see the iPhone in the glare.
Rode one big loop and one small loop. The spot where the vultures were yesterday reeks and there was one lone vulture looking towards the area.
71° humidity 88% wind 4SE
Beautiful day and I was doing fine until about mile 18. But I kept going. I bonked.
87° humidity 49% wind 7-14 SE
Warm and sunny and windy.
I took it easy today and was happy when I actually had some tailwinds.
This week 141.7 miles
This year 1559 miles
This was a good week for riding. The weather was pretty good but windy at times. I did three long rides. I would like to go farther but need a longer break like a meal. But that takes money that I don’t have. I could probably take a snack...
83° humidity 46% wind 8-14 NW
Two large loops reversed. My bum was done at 20 miles.
78° humidity 56% wind 9-11 N
Two big loops. Ran over a roofing nail but it only went into the chiropractor she of the tire. I was able to finish the ride. I came home and ordered more tubes.
73° humidity 50% wind 15-24 NE
Too damn windy!
Two regular loops.
62° humidity 75% wind 8-13 NE
Wind was only going to get worse so I went out as soon as it got over 60°.
Two loops but I missed a couple of miles on my Apple Watch.
63° humidity 76% wind 5-8 NE
Less wind, yay! Narrowly avoided running into an MPIII truck parked in the bike lane on Beardsley. WTF
I heard someone honking at me. I turned to look. It was Fred, the crossing guard.
Why are they trimming the crape myrtles so late? Just let them go this year.
68° humidity 69% wind 6-9 SE
Two loops. I saw Ryan and told him I had another loop so he would get home first and not be in another bad mood like yesterday.
83° humidity 40% wind 6-10SW 5-11W 11-12NW
Wind coming from the west so clockwise loops. And I made them big ones. Not too much traffic.
This week 135.6 miles
This month 535 miles
This year 1434 miles