Archive for October 2012

Bike Commute Starting to get cold

Yesterdays evening ride was the first time that I rode home with my arm warmers on. Hurricane Sandy, now a tropical super storm generated strong winds down here in southwest Georgia.  Most folks in cars never notice a 20 MPH wind.  To  a cyclist like myself anytime I am on a ride and I notice blades of long grass bending over I…

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Week 43 Cycling

My ODO reads 895.7. I rode 84.79 miles this week. I averaged 15.2 MPH. Based on Runtastic data I have cycled 592 miles this year. I went to a conference this week so I will not get in three days of cycling. I rode on Saturday 40 miles.

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Week 42 Cycling

My ODO reads 810.8. I rode 131.62 miles this week. It took me 8 hours and 53 minutes to ride those miles back and forth to work.  My maximum speed was 25 MPH. I averaged 14.8 MPH. Based on Runtastic data I have cycled 506 miles this year.  I started bike comuting on September 24.  So far…

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The Sweet Spot

Every once in a while I get to a point in my life when I know I am in the sweet spot.  The sweet spot is sometimes hard to define, but I know when I am in it.  When I was younger I could only know where the sweet spot was after I was out of it…

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Week 41 Cycling

Last week I rode 124 miles.  My ODO is at 679.  Hauling the Burley to work with my weeks worth of clean clothes. Still have mornings where it is 100% humitidy.  Today it is 64 degrees at 4:42AM. I am riding in my big chain ring in te front and my fourth from the smallest…

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Cycle Thoughts – Cold Sweat

James Brown was from Macon Georgia about 90 minutes by car from where I live in Albany Georgia.  Today as I rode to work in the fog in 54 degree air temperature and 100% humidity I finally got the meaning of Mr  Brown’s lyrics, “cold sweat”.  I had to wear my arm warmers and I knew that I…

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The Burley

On Monday October 8, 2012 I hauled my Burley cycle trailer to work  I needed to change out a weeks worth of clothes and did not want to drive my truck to do it.  I have not pulled this Burley this far (12.4 miles) since my two kids were small enough to ride in it.…

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