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Training Log Archive: CleverSky

In the 7 days ending Jun 29:

activity # timemileskm+m
  pedaling3 4:50:30 57.75(5:02) 92.94(3:08) 693
  (flying)1 2:14:51 38.01(3:33) 61.17(2:12) 3650
  hiking1 31:13 1.37(22:46) 2.21(14:09) 174
  orienteering1 28:27 1.94(14:42) 3.12(9:08) 8618 /20c90%
  Total6 8:05:01 99.07(4:54) 159.44(3:03) 460218 /20c90%
  [1-5]5 5:50:10

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Saturday Jun 29 #

1 PM

orienteering race 13:33 [3] ** 1.55 km (8:44 / km) +43m 7:40 / km
spiked:9/10c shoes: Icebug Zeal OLX

Ratlum Mountain, Course B, 1.4 km, 1st. Significant error on #4, left the trail at right spot but went too far right and came across another minor bit of unmapped rock, and incorrectly surmised that I needed to go even further to the right, or higher, before correcting. Lost about a minute and a half. The rest was fine other than a couple of spots where I came in a bit to one side or the other and lost a few seconds.


orienteering race 14:54 [3] ** 1.56 km (9:32 / km) +43m 8:23 / km
spiked:9/10c shoes: Icebug Zeal OLX

Ratlum Mountain, Course A, 1.4 km, 1st. Fishhooked into #1, slight hesitation on the way to #4 when I came to a trail junction that I didn't remember (yeah, a little prior knowledge going on), and I went around on the trail to #6, when straight was likely faster if done properly. Low turnout and a knee injury for Joe (I think he was walking) get the credit for my double victory. I will note that Stephen showed up in time to do this course, and acquitted himself quite well.

5 PM


Although there were no bears spotted during the orienteering, Nancy and I came across a young one just past the bridge at the east end of Wright Rd. Texted a picture to Stephen, and it turned out that he had seen two of them at the same time on his way out.

Wednesday Jun 26 #

6 AM

pedaling (recumbent) 1:44:33 [2] 34.92 km (3:00 / km) +242m 2:54 / km

Bike to Work Day, with four of us participating (me, Tom, Barry, and Davis). I got out the door pretty promptly after my alarm went off at 6, and the trip went almost exactly as planned, with the one exception being that I had to work out a detour in Devens because Grant Rd. was torn up for new house construction. I also backed out of my original plan to take Sheridan Rd. because I was intimidated by the signs saying "KEEP OUT -- FEDERAL PRISON PROPERTY", so I went over through the golf course instead. Same toss-the-bike-over-the-fence trick to get from Devens out to Depot Rd. Tom met me at the Delaney boat launch (anybody remember SuAsCo Watershed?), and we rode the rest of the way together, arriving precisely at the designated time of 8 AM. Free breakfast for anybody who rode in, and I couldn't decide between the omelet special and the blueberry cinnamon pancakes, so I had both (and ate almost all of it).
5 PM

pedaling (recumbent) 1:54:48 [2] 34.22 km (3:21 / km) +344m 3:12 / km

And the trip home. I made some variations on the route, which surprisingly made it a little shorter. But it was uphill in this direction, and I was in no hurry. One guy on a bike with fancy clothes passed me early on, moving pretty quickly, but then it took him a mightly long time to pull away. One issue: part of the wooden seat frame broke (I've seen this movie before). Fortunately, it failed in a way that I was able to fix it with the zipties and ductape that I had cleverly brought along, and that was fine for the rest of the trip home. It was also a lucky coincidence that it failed right in front of the local bike shop, which gave me a good excuse to stop in and say hi to the proprietor, and give him a chance to take a look at my bike. I spotted a potentially better way to get through Devens, going by Mirror Lake and then under Rte. 2 on Tank Rd. No Keep Out signs, no fences to cross, but a dirt road of unknown quality. Maybe fine on a road bike, less interesting on the recumbent.

Monday Jun 24 #

7 PM

pedaling (recumbent) 1:11:09 [2] 23.8 km (2:59 / km) +107m 2:55 / km

One more shakedown cruise, after adding some padding to the seat, whish worked quite well. No issues with the bike, and I even shifted into the special stump-pulling granny gears to climb the really steep hill by the golf course. My watch was almost out of juice because it was running while I was flying yesterday and I didn't recharge it, so it gave out pretty early (I corrected the distance and time). The actual route. The mountain laurel in Willard Brook was really spectacular.

Near the end of the ride, it occurred to me that I hadn't seen a single other cyclist the whole time I was out. I see the on my commute, so why none in the evening when it's a little cooler? But then when I was basically back to my own neighborhood, I finally saw a guy pedaling toward me on Highland Street.

He was on a recumbent.

Sunday Jun 23 #

2 PM

hiking 31:13 [3] 2.21 km (14:09 / km) +174m 10:09 / km
shoes: Nike Initiator

Talcott gear hike, double trip: up with harness bag, control bar and battens, jog back down, then up with the U2.
5 PM

(flying) (hang glider) 2:14:51 [0] 61.17 km (2:12 / km) +3650m 1:42 / km

Since this is the watch I had on, here's the (2D) track of my flight, just for amusement.

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