01 July 2011

Bike-commute day 47—to Courteous Mass and home

Friday, 1 July 2011.

CM had only 10 participants. We took a course along Wayne Avenue up to Esther Price's store, and then right to Woodland Cemetery. After a short rest outside the gate, we took our own routes and speeds up to one of the highest points in Dayton. One of us (guess who) descended to a mid-point, climbed a second time, and then repeated for a third ascent.

An ossuary was recently constructed at this high point of the cemetery, and all the CM riders enjoyed the overlook of downtown, some two miles to the north. We descended along another set of roads to the main entrance, and turned north on Brown Street to make our return to Fifth-Third Field.

Ride conditions
Temperature: 85 to 94°F at 16:35
Precipitation: none
Winds: calm
Clothing: Skinsuit, ankle socks, open-finger gloves.
Bike: Lotus Legend fixed gear
Time:  01:13:48 for 17.67 miles
Heart rate: 128 bpm HRave, 163 bpm HRmax
Bikeway users: 13 cyclists, 6 pedestrians
Here is a playback of the ride.

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