biking - red bike49:39 12.11 mi (4:06 / mi) +218ft4:02 / mi ahr:131 max:152 weight:144lbs
Upper 30s, N 0-5 mph. Wasn't really into it, but not a good enough excuse not to go out. Wet roads, a little light rain. The weather continues to be pretty unsatisfying, but I guess that makes the nice day even nicer. Supposed to be 60 on Tuesday.
biking - red bike43:52 11.12 mi (3:57 / mi) +74ft3:55 / mi ahr:131 max:147 weight:143.5lbs
Low 30s, S 5-10. Out early before things got wet.
Though not as early as planned, bike had a totally flat rear tire when I went to head off. Hmmm. Figured I'd have to take it to the bike shop because I didn't have a tube, but after a bit I remembered I'd been carrying a spare tube in my saddle bag all the time. Thirty minutes later the change was done. Took a while because I was trying to find if what had caused the flat was still in the tire, but no sign of anything. Also took a while figuring out how the rear wheel goes off and then on, and also took a while because I'm slow. At least I was in a warm basement.
I need to stop by the shop anyway. Have to get a new tube, plus maybe time for new tires? They've been about 3,500 miles.
And as far as getting wet was concerned, despite how the radar looks now, there has not yet been any precipitation in any form --
biking - red bike1:42:10 26.19 mi (3:54 / mi) +200ft3:52 / mi ahr:131 max:153 weight:142.5lbs
Low 50s, NW 5. Nice day, and tomorrow is supposed to be cold and windy, so figured I'd best get a little more in today. Down the east side of the river to Northampton, back the west side. Good steady/hard effort the last 9 miles into a bit of wind. Into the wind seems a little easier without the puffy jacket on!
Earlier, Gail and I went to the funeral for J-J's mom. Charlie/Rhonda, Aims Coney, and Gary Gallagher also there from the O' community. A proper Catholic funeral mass, then a nice gathering afterwards. Marion was a fine person. The same can be said for the whole family. Very glad we went.
biking - red bike1:30:08 21.45 mi (4:12 / mi) +608ft4:06 / mi ahr:123 max:142 weight:144lbs
Upper 40s, N 5-10 mph, nice day with lots of sun. Headed north first this time, easy pace. Still finding the wind aggravating. I guess such things don't bother you if you are feeling strong and positive...
biking - red bike45:47 11.15 mi (4:06 / mi) +67ft4:05 / mi ahr:122 max:145 weight:143.5lbs
Upper 30s, N 10-15 mph. Legs were very tired after yesterday (even took a short nap late afternoon, first in quite a while), so today was meant to be an easy pace and it was. Not hard to do the first half, wind at my back. The route on the way back goes through more woods and has some shelter from the wind, and I was about two gears lower, so still managed to not work very hard.
But it still seems that headwinds in winter are annoying, and getting more so. Fortunately spring arrives in a couple of days.