17 May 2011

Bike-commute day 26—to work

Heavy cloud cover today. It was unlikely the Garmin device would perform well, and it cut out three times. Perhaps a minute of riding is unaccounted for, and the time for the ride comes from the elapsed time today.

Even with the heavy skies and cooler temperatures, the ride was pleasant, and made so by the fragrance of the just-blooming locust trees. Because I was coming off a three-day rest period, I took it pretty easy, barely breaking a 130 HR until the very last quarter mile.

Ride conditions
Temperature: 43 to 45°F at 06:45 and 45 to 48°F at 09:30
Precipitation: none
Winds: calm to 5 mph from the north and northeast
Clothing: 2 layers top and bottom, ankle socks, full-finger gloves.
Bike: Trek 850
Time: 00:51:39 for 11.92 miles
Heart rate: 122 bpm average, 150 bpm maximum
Bikeway users: 1 cyclist, 3 pedestrians, 1 dog
Here is a playback of the ride. 10th Garmin day.

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