06 September 2011

Bike-commute day 80—to home

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Strong, cool winds buffeted me on the first mile of my commute, but I knew they would be assisting me in other parts. For example, on the Mad River and Great Miami River bikeways, I reached as much as 24 mph with the tailwind—for a moment or two only.

Just before the crossing at Burkhardt, I saw Phil Hinrichs standing astride his bike, jabbering on his mobile phone. I called loudly out to him as I passed, but I didn't slow my strong homeward pace.

Ride conditions
Temperature: 66 to 68°F at 18:00
Precipitation: none
Winds: 5 to 10 mph from the northeast
Clothing: Skinsuit, longsleeve undershirt, ankle socks, open-finger gloves
Bike: Lotus Legend fixed gear
Time: 00:40:38 for 11.95 miles
Heart rate: 129 bpm HRave, 148 bpm HRmax
Bikeway users: 12 cyclists, 33 pedestrians, 2 dogs
Playback of the ride

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