09 May 2011

Bike-commute day 21—to work

Maybe, just maybe, the Dayton area has passed through the Time of Flood. I took the Mad River Bikeway from the river confluence with the Great Miami River, though there was a 100-meter stretch of flooded bikeway a bit after the beginning. My bypass consisted of rolling off the bikeway through the sloshy greens and up along the 45-degree slope that rises to the roadway. The benefit of the hybrid Trek 850 is that the more aggressive tires can hold to the slope very well.

The Great Miami bikeway is still flooded by as much as 0.5 meter, at least from Riverscape to the low dam at Monument Avenue. If the week's forecasted chance of showers and thunderstorms doesn't pan out, even that part of the bikeway may be clear within the week. The forecast of showers, though, is for all periods except Wednesday night.

My ride today was almost leisurely, despite a very late start.

Ride conditions
Temperature: 57°F at 07:55 61 to 65°F at 10:10
Precipitation: none
Winds: calm to 5 mph from the east
Clothing: 2-layer top, skinsuit; ankle socks. Open-finger gloves.
Bike: Trek 850
Time: 00:49:59 for 11.89 miles
Heart rate:128 bpm average, 142 bpm maximum
Bikeway users: 2 pedestrians, 5 cyclists
Here is a playback of the ride. 6th Garmin day.

Note about the illustration
The line drawings were published online as a video slideshow and captured by me during the playback. The video provides stills from The Art of Frank Patterson by Horace F. Button, which was published 1952 by Temple Press, Ltd.

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