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In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  biking - dark blue bike6 8:17:21 113.59(4:23) 182.8(2:43) 3532
  Total6 8:17:21 113.59(4:23) 182.8(2:43) 3532
averages - weight:139.1lbs

Thursday Nov 15 #

1 PM

biking - dark blue bike 1:24:25 intensity: (2:32 @1) + (1:17:41 @2) + (3:42 @3) + (30 @4) 17.17 mi (4:55 / mi) +272ft 4:51 / mi
ahr:113 max:152 weight:139.5lbs

With Gail. The battery that powers her electronic shifting seemed to have run out of juice, so she was left in a single gear, lower than she would normally be in. So I put mine 3 lower than normal and got an hour's practice at using a higher cadence. Clearly not something I'm used to.

About 30F, very light breeze from the south at times. Felt balmy.

Added on about 3 extra miles at the end, starting with once up Claybrook.

Wednesday Nov 14 #

12 PM

biking - dark blue bike 1:34:39 intensity: (30 @1) + (39:13 @2) + (54:28 @3) + (28 @4) 20.03 mi (4:44 / mi) +1227ft 4:28 / mi
ahr:130 max:152 weight:138.5lbs

Invigorating, I suppose. Low 30s, NW about 20. Planned a route in the lower hills on the west edge of the valley, hoping to lessen the wind. Certainly did make it more variable, never knew what direction it would come from. But I'm pretty sure that's an improvement over out on the valley floor, open fields, when you're going into the wind it is just unavoidable and rather unpleasant.

Started in Whately by the Whately Inn. To Williamsburg (with 2 or 3 miles of dirt road thrown in), Leeds, Haydenville, and back to Whately. I was a bit apprehensive about the last 8 or 9 miles, should be a crosswind, feared it might be a headwind. In fact, it just kept changing. Not so bad.

I think last winter my limit was about 20F, assuming not much wind. For this amount of wind, 30 might be about my limit. We'll see.


It was also a fine day for outdoor activities in general. Mowed the "lawn," really needed it, hadn't been done for 2 or 3 months. Got a two-for-one in the process, took care of most of the leaves at the same time. The wind was my friend in this, blowing all the chopped up leaves into the trees. Perfect. In 30 minutes the place was looking good. :-)

Tuesday Nov 13 #


There was a NEOC local meet at Wachusett on Sunday. Got me thinking back to when it was used before, so I did a little looking through the archives. Brought back some memories.

1. An A meet, September 17-18, 1994. Both days we had the start up on top, took the chairlift up, so that would have made the courses faster. On the other hand, leaves were still up. So who knows. 8.6 km in 88:31 the first day, 9.4 km in 89.10 the second. Day 1, Day 2.

2. The Billygoat, April 21, 1996. Start and finish at the base of the ski area. 13.9 km, 2:05:21. Seems I skipped #18, which saved some woods running but not much distance.

3. Another A meet, September 28-29, 1996, first day at Townsend, second day at Wachusett. Again, start and finish at the ski area. 9.9 km, 91:58. Map.

4. NEOC club champs, October 19, 1997. 5.5 km, red course (no blue), 62:57. Once more, start and finish at the bottom. Map. And used master maps, and it was on the clock. Ah, the old days... :-)

And then I guess we lost access. Until now.

3 PM

biking - dark blue bike 54:37 intensity: (1:02 @1) + (38:07 @2) + (15:28 @3) 13.54 mi (4:02 / mi) +359ft 3:56 / mi
ahr:124 max:150 weight:139lbs

Just enough time to get this in before it got darkish -- would have been happier getting home 5 or 10 minutes earlier, and very unhappy getting home 10 minutes later. At least I've got a very bright jacket with reflectors on it....

Actually, just looked it up, sunset today was 4:30, got home about 4:28, should have been lots of light, but there was a very heavy overcast.

Was raining most of the day. Road were still wet when I was out, but at least it wasn't raining.

About 40, light NW breeze.

Monday Nov 12 #

2 PM

biking - dark blue bike 1:35:09 intensity: (42 @1) + (1:02:26 @2) + (31:26 @3) + (35 @4) 21.92 mi (4:20 / mi) +987ft 4:10 / mi
ahr:124 max:156 weight:139.5lbs

Mostly an easy pace through the lower hills in Montague and Leverett. Didn't feel like working hard, so didn't.

Sunday Nov 11 #

9 AM

biking - dark blue bike 51:42 intensity: (40 @1) + (27:27 @2) + (23:35 @3) 12.62 mi (4:06 / mi) +142ft 4:03 / mi
ahr:127 max:145 weight:139lbs

North along the river and back. About 35, sunny, WNW 10-15. Not all that pleasant, but could have been a lot worse.

In the contest between how many cars I would see and how many icy patches I would have to ride across, the cars won 2 to 1.

Saturday Nov 10 #

11 AM

biking - dark blue bike 1:56:49 intensity: (2:57 @1) + (40:13 @2) + (1:13:39 @3) 28.31 mi (4:08 / mi) +545ft 4:03 / mi
ahr:130 max:150

On my way home from the Cape and decided on a ride in the Plymouth area. It had rained a bunch overnight and was supposed to clear out in the morning and get increasingly windy. Seemed like 11 might be a good starting point, the rain gone, the wind not as bad as it would be later.

At 11 I was sitting in my car thinking about whether there was a plan B, or C, or D. It was raining, it was windy, it just wasn't real nice out. I dialed up some weather forecasts, but it seemed much the same elsewhere between Plymouth and Sunderland. Eventually I managed to get up the necessary resolve, get changed, and get out the (car) door.

The first bit was a quick trip through Plymouth, past some big statue, past a very unimpressive Plymouth Rock. Then out of town to the south, eventually into Miles Standish State Park (though whenever I hear the name Miles Standish, I can't help but think of Kilometres Deboutish). Up and down all the time, because that's what the terrain is like.

Then west into cranberry bog country, zillions of them, pretty, but also pretty annoying because there was no shelter from the wind. And eventually turning to the northeast, back to where I started.

Some rain, a lot of wind. Was getting low blood sugar starting about mile 22, so I stopped and had a chocolate milk and a Cliff Bar. Did the trick.

Though my Garmin could have used a boost too. It ran out of oomph about half a mile from the end.

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