24 May 2011

Bike-commute day 29—to work

Even the bit of the Great Miami River bikeway was clear today! As I dropped from the Monument Avenue Bridge to the bikeway, I thought I should try the old way again, to use the Wolf Creek bikeway to Broadway. Gotta remember to try it tonight.

My time for each leg were pretty good today, even without much of a press for speed. It was just that I focussed, from time to time, on the bottom part of the revolutions, kinda kicking back through the stroke. It's always pleasing, almost amazing, how subtle attention to form pays off in efficiency.

Ride conditions
Temperature: 63 to 64°F at 07:10 and 65 to 68°F at 09:30
Precipitation: moderate overnight, but bikeway was dry with a few wet areas under tree cover
Winds: calm to 5 mph from the south and southwest
Clothing: Skinsuit, ankle socks, open-finger gloves.
Bike: Trek 850
Time:  00:45:07 for 11.87 miles
Heart rate: 129 bpm average, 148 bpm maximum
Bikeway users: 4 cyclists, 7 pedestrians, 1 dog, 7 goslings
Here is a playback of the ride. 13th Garmin day.

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