Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Tuesday Night Ride

11.66 Miles
14.55 Average Speed
48:08 Time
30.9 Max Speed

Tuesday Morning Ride

9.10 Miles
16.37 Average Speed
33:23 Time
27.0 Max Speed

Monday, January 30, 2006

Monday Night Ride

Great temperature tonight 63 degrees!

13.87 Miles
15.88 Average Speed
52:27 Time
31.5 Max Speed

Monday Morning

13.81 Miles
16.99 Average Speed
48:47 Time
28.9 Max Speed

Friday, January 27, 2006

Friday Night Ride

11.26 Miles
14.82 Averga e Speed
45:39 Time
30.5 Max Speed

Friday Morning Ride

Colder again. Plus I'm run down and tired so I took the short way in today.

5.51 Miles
16.62 Average Speed
19:56 Time
28.8 Max Speed

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Thrusday Night Ride

14.98 Miles
14.99 Average Speed
59:57 Time
28.2 Max Speed

Sad Story

Tuesday night was a bad night for a fellow cyclist in a nearby city. The guy was hit by a College Basketball team bus and killed. Here is a link to the news article:

From The News And Observer

Harry Alston I pray you are a fellow Christian and are now in a much better place....

Thursday Morning Ride

13.56 Miles
15.66 Average Speed
51:59 Time
29.8 Max Speed

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Wednesday Night Ride

Temperature was dropping quick tonight and it was windy. Temperature dropped 6 degrees in the hour it took me to get home.

14.29 Miles
14.26 Average Speed
1:00:10 Time
31.3 Max Speed

Wednesday Morning Ride

Good quick ride today. But I did have one idiot get way too close. How this person did not hit me I don't know. But as soon as one person does that I move over and take the FULL lane. It is really annoying to people when I do that but then again all it takes is one idiot to kill. By taking the lane they can't do that anymore. Yell all you want but this state gives me every right to take the full lane while riding. I don't share well when you don't.

13.32 Miles
17.28 Average Speed
46:20 Time
29.7 Max Speed

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Tuesday Night Ride

8.77 Miles
15.58 Average Speed
33:48 Time
27.9 max Speed

Tuesday Morning Ride

Refreshing ride this morning not too cold.

13.53 Miles
16.71 Average Speed
48:36 Time
29.9 Max Speed

Monday, January 23, 2006

Monday Night Ride

Rather strange ride tonight. Seems all the looneys are out. I hate Bike Lanes people just ignore you when you are in them. On a local road here there is this huge sign that says right turn YIELD to bicycles. You would think people would see that and obey it. But when you have a poor design in fact stupid design that puts the through bike lane on the right of a car that is turning right you are asking for trouble. But this idiot was just pushing it to the max. I actually was not even in the Bike Lane since it is such a poor design but this person just wanted to try and run me over.

11.24 Miles
14.76 Average Speed
45:45 Time
31.0 Max Speed

Monday Morning Ride

13.33 Miles
16.48 Average Speed
48:34 Time
28.8 Max Speed

Friday, January 20, 2006

Friday Night Ride

Had to leave work early for a sick dog so I had to ride the short way home.

5.48 Miles
16.68 Average Speed
19:46 Time
26.8 Max Speed

Friday Morning Ride

13.73 Miles
15.82 Average Speed
52:05 time
30.0 Max Speed

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Thursday Night Ride

14.82 miles
15.08 Average Speed
59:01 Time
29.2 Max Speed

Thursday Morning Ride

12.15 Miles
15.28 Average Speed
47:45 Time
30.0 Max Speed

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Wednesday Night Ride

11.14 Miles
14.61 Average Speed
45:48 Time
32.7 Max Speed

Wednesday Morning Ride

Wow was it windy this morning. Gusting about 25 and right in my face. Needless to say it caused the lowest average for the year but also caused the fastest max speed for the year. The direction of the wind was at my back or a good downhill just before work so it pushed me quite a bit up for that.

10.52 Miles
13.32 Average Speed
47:25 Time
35.8 Max Speed

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Tuesday Night Ride

11.22 Miles
15.64 Average Speed
43:05 Time
31.6 Max Speed

20,016 Total Miles on this bike

Tuesday Morning Ride

20,000 miles passed this morning on this bike! Yippe. According to this average I have saved over 40,000 miles in the past 8 years when I gave up the second car and just my wife has a car now I don't.

13.51 Miles
16.49 Average Speed
49:11 Time
31.8 Max Speed

Monday, January 16, 2006

Monday Night Ride

Well tomorrow mornings ride will put me over 20,000 Miles on this bike. Still have 3 months to go before I hit 4 years on this bike.

14.36 Miles
15.68 Average Speed
54:57 Time
31.5 max Speed

Monday Morning Ride

Temperature back to normal this morning 38 degrees

12.67 Miles
16.33 Average Speed
46:36 Time
29.5 Max Speed

Friday, January 13, 2006

Friday Night Ride

Still riding in shorts and a tee shirt. Wonderful weather for Mid January.

11.21 Miles
15.80 Average Speed
42:36 Time
31.7 Max Speed

Friday Morning Ride

Good ride today. Still learning about the new route to my Company's new location. Making tweaks here and there to the ride.

12.44 Miles
16.14 Average Speed
46:17 Time
33.0 Max Speed

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Thursday Night Ride

Had to go to the LBS to pick up some parts. I haven't been there since my Company moved last moth. I used to be 3.5 Miles from them. Well now it is far enough that I can't go at lunch I have to go after work. So heading to the bike shop and home is 21+ miles. It took just over an hour because of traffic. I'll have to find another way to head there because only have an hour after work to get there for the Monday Night Shop Rides. It shouldn't be a problem. I have about 3 or 4 ways to head there some longer then other's but may be quicker.

21.33 Miles
15.07 Average Speed
1:24:52 Time
29.0 Max Speed

Thursday Morning Ride

12.65 Miles
16.62 Average Speed
45:42 Time
28.6 Max Speed

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Wednesday Night Ride

Rode slow tonight. Actually the day almost ended as bad as it started. But did not. It just annoyed me. First off it did not rain all day after this morning so about 4:00 PM I notice it real dark out. Rain is just pouring down. But by 5:00 pm it has stopped. The roads are soaked but so what. It looks pretty good out and still 63. Go down the elevator walk out side and before I can get going it starts pouring again. So I'm under the tree I lock my bike to and I put on my rain suit. 63 is too cold to ride in the rain.

Any who I go about 3 miles and it isn't raining anymore so I stop and strip off the rain suit and throw on my long sleeved tee. I arrive at home without further rain. I'm damp from sweat and splash from wet roads but other then that it was actually a good ride but I was going REAL slow! Don't know why just one of those days.

11.22 Miles
14.44 Average Speed
46:37 Time
29.7 Max Speed

Wednesday Morning Ride

Strange day. Well not really strange but things that normally do not happen happened. Start the day off with a flat when I go to get on the bike. Second flat in 19,895 miles. So you know that is strange. The problem is not something in the tire it is a ripped valve stem? Strange since I have been riding on this tire for 2 months now and I haven't put air in since last week.

Okay get another tube out and put it all back together. Fill the tire slowly but somehow I still miss the tube sneaking out goes off like a shot gun. Now I can't hear because I am in my carport so that sound just blasts me. Great two tubes down only one left. Also I have Hokey spokes on my front wheel one of them is now broken and the front wheel is out of true. That was some blast.

Well put the last tube in and realize that now I don't have spare tube and no patch kit. I don't believe in patch kits since I never get flats. Two flats in 19895 miles is almost 10,000 miles between flats. But in reality at last flat I had was on the bike when it was new before putting on the good tires and that was around 6,000 miles so it really has been some where around 13,000 miles since my last flat.

So Since I lost so much time this morning I had to take the short way into work. So still I have no complete week of riding the same route all five days yet. Something happens every week to make that not happen. Plus just before I roll out of the carport it starts raining

6.96 Miles
14.54 Average Speed
28:46 Time
28.5 Max Speed

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Tuesday Night Ride

11.18 Miles
15.06 Average Speed
44:34 Time
31.1 Max Speed

Tuesday Morning Ride

12.43 Miles
16.51 Average Speed
45:13 Time
28.9 Max Speed

Monday, January 09, 2006

Monday Night Ride

Warm again this evening 62. Seems like spring though it is far away.

11.19 Miles
15.96 Average Speed
0:42:05 Time
31.9 Max Speed

Monday Morning Ride

11.89 Miles
16.18 Average Speed
00:44:09 Time
31.6 Max Speed

Friday, January 06, 2006

Friday Night Ride

11.68 Miles
14.12 Avergae Speed
49:39 Time
29.3 Max Speed

Friday Morning Ride

12.14 Miles
16.02 Average Speed
45:31 Time
30.6 Max Speed

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Thursday Night Ride

Warm tonight. It was 62 degrees!

11.27 Miles
14.69 Average Speed
46:03 Time
30.4 Max Speed

Thursday Morning Ride

Had to go to the License Plate agency today so the ride distance is a little short today. I did not get my renewal and they said this morning that they don't always mail the renewals out? I guess it a revenue generating policy if you fail to realize till the Police pull you over for an expired plate! Luckily I don't drive much but the wife does so I would still have to pay the ticket.

9.21 Miles
16.34 Average speed
0:33:51 Time
28.2 Max Speed

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Wednesday Night Ride

11.27 Miles
14.57 Average Speed
0:46:25 Time
27.9 Max Speed

Wednesday Morning

Running late so I had to take the short way in today. As you can tell from the speeds below this is not as hilly a route as the longer way is. So it is fast and short. But much more traffic. Not as much fun even though it is faster. I would rather ride the hills and relax as I ride then go fast and have to watch everyone so closely.

5.52 Miles
17.82 Average Speed
18:38 Time
34.8 Max Speed

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Tuesday Night Ride

14.00 Miles
14.59 Average Speed
57:37 Time
29.2 Max Speed

Tuesday Morning Ride

Back again after almost two weeks off for Christmas. I needed that vacation badly this year. I had not been off for that long in over a year. Of course my legs will complain but hopefully my running will have keep that to a minimum.

12.15 Miles
16.36 Average Speed
44:34 time
30.4 Max Speed