19 August 2011

Bike-commute day 71—to work

Friday, 19 August 2011

I started my commute with an errand to mail a package with a failed wireless router. If only our local post office would decide to have better hours—they opened a couple minutes after 8:30.

Perhaps 50 riders were assembled in the parking lot of Eastwood Park this morning—a traffic jam on the bikeway! I asked a man in a Five Rivers MetroParks jersey what the group was, and though he seemed to have some authority, his naming of the group was corrected by another rider standing nearby. ACS? AFC? All the solid information I gathered was that the ride was sponsored by some group at the airbase. My number for bikeway cyclists is probably made larger by this group ride, from which several may have taken an early start. Any other counting occurred only after I left Eastwood.

Ride conditions
Temperature: 66 to 71°F at 08:00
Precipitation: none
Winds: calm
Clothing: Skinsuit, ankle socks, open-finger gloves
Bike: Lotus Legend fixed gear
Time: 00:41:18 for 11.75 miles
Heart rate: 125 bpm HRave, 143 bpm HRmax
Bikeway users: 19 cyclists, 9 pedestrians, 4 dogs
Playback of the ride

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