Friday, June 30, 2006

Friday Night

11.97 miles
51:21 Time
13.99 Average Speed
31.08 Max Speed

Hey a friend that also rides his bicycle to work was videoing his ride and I ended up passing him in the morning on Friday so he gave me a copy of the video and I cut the part where I show up out and put it to music. It is here for your pleasure. This is my first attempt at linking in video...

Friday Morning

Started out today on mile 23,000 for this bike. Bad news was I did not charge my camera's battery so no pics for the mornings ride....

13.12 Miles
47:26 Time
16.60 Average Speed
34.58 Max Speed

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Thursday Morning

Nice day...

13.32 Miles
49:04 Time
16.29 Average Speed
31.08 Max Speed

See this picture. You can see three distinct layers to the road. Two surfaces have disappeared.
Kildaire Farm Road just after Cary Parkway heading South....

My co-worked just in front of me by Western Wake Med heading South....

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Wednesday Night

13.30 Miles
49:08 Time
16.25 Average Speed
35.52 Max Speed

Cary Parkway approaching Evans.....

Wednesday Morning

Well at least there is no rain today. Had a good ride this morning...

16.03 Miles
57:28 Time
16.74 Average Speed
33.17 Max Speed

Maynard crossing Kildaire Farm ....

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Tuesday Night

11.95 Miles
46:23 Time
15.46 Average Speed
36.50 Max Speed

As you can see from this picture which was my last. It started raining before I made it home. This was on Cary Parkway Heading towards High House.

Tuesday Morning

12.10 Miles
47:35 Time
15.26 Average Speed
31.08 Max Speed

Academy St approaching Chatham heading South....

Ran into a fellow worker that also bikes into work. This was on Kilarney Dr...

Monday, June 26, 2006

Monday Morning

Threat of rain so no pictures. It didn't rain but I did not want to take the chance and have the camera out on the handle bars. In fact I didn't even bring the camera so even if it clears I won't be able to take any pictures tonight either.

12.09 Miles
45:37 Time
15.91 Average Speed
30.26 Max Speed

Friday, June 23, 2006

Friday Morning

11.37 Miles
41:58 Time
16.26 Average Speed
29.27 Max Speed

Nice uneventful ride this morning...

James Jackson heading towards Cary parkway

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Thursday Night

Took the short way home. My daughter has been in Choir Camp this week and tonight is the show they have been working on for four days. I find it amazing that they can learn a 2 hour show in just four days.

5.54 Miles
20:49 Time
16.00 Average Speed
28.43 Max Speed

Kildaire Farm rd going north past Western Wake Med.....

Thursday Morning

Been busy so I have not been updating this for all rides. I didn't even charge my battery for the camera so I don't have any pictures from this mornings ride...

12.07 Miles
46:09 Time
15.69 Average Speed
29.99 Max Speed

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Tuesday Night

Nice ride

9.19 Miles
36:54 Time
14.95 Average Speed
30.52 Max Speed

Gregory heading towards Maynard....

Monday, June 19, 2006

Monday Night

Monday Night ride. I'm finally free to go. But then my manager was trying to make me miss it! Didn't get out till 5:10pm and it takes me about an hour to get there, Well I did in 55 minutes and they hadn't left yet!

36.22 Miles

Rode the greenways and boy was there Mud everywhere since they tend to follow the creeks. Some parts were destroyed and others you could see the mud that had to be removed.

Another shot of the green way....

Just look at the mud. The water looked like it was over the bridge.....

You can see how much Mud has been removed by looking at the edge of the path...

Greenway Washed out. Had to walk around what you see here is where the ground used to be....

Friday, June 16, 2006

Friday Morning

13.08 Miles
48:20 Time
16.25 Average Speed
30.26 Max Speed

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Thursday Night

Bad day. Blew out my front tire at mile 9. Sidewall gave way. Time to find a new LBS since my favorite shop moved back in April.

9.02 Miles
34:36 Time
15.66 Average Speed
28.70 Miles

Center street approaching downtown Apex.

Thursday Morning

Nice out today. After yesterdays rain this is nice.

14.73 Miles
53:27 Time
16.54 Average Speed
31.65 Max Speed

Kildaire Farm Rd Approaching Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve going South.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Wednesday Night

Well what can say about tonight's weather? Floods everywhere. Left work early due to the fact that the only road in to the building was cover with about 1 foot of moving water. It was fun riding on the bike out. My feet could not get any wetter since they had to be submerged to pedal. No pictures due to the rain still failing. It would have made a great picture.

11.98 Miles
49:11 Time
14.63 Average Speed
26.88 Max Speed

Wednesday Morning

Wow did it ever rain this morning. I would like to thank the three drivers on Kildaire Farm Road this morning. They were so nice as to not even slow down while driving though the flooded section after Queensferry. Now I know what it would be like to bike under a waterfall. Thank you again for that experience.

8.83 miles
34:37 Time
15.39 Max Speed
30.80 Max Speed

Leaving my house in the rain. I put the camera away right after this shot.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Tuesday Night

Misty rain so I did not use the camera tonight...

13.00 Miles
53:03 Time
14.71 Average Speed
28.70 Max Speed

Tuesday Morning

Quite ride in this morning....

13.95 miles
51:57 Time
16.11 Average Speed
35.52 Max Speed

E. Chatham Leaving Downtown Cary

Monday, June 12, 2006

Monday Night

15.49 Miles
1:00:07 time
15.46 Average Speed
29.74 Max Speed

Old Raleigh heading towards 64.....

Monday Morning

14.74 Miles
53:42 Time
16.48 Average Speed
34.89 Max Speed

Shot below is of a person that went passed me on the right! Totally illegal move. They used the right turn only lane to do it. They started our behind me then moved right to pass me. This is a typical shot that I use to turn someone into the police. They always call me back. So another idiot reported to the police.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Friday Night

Lazy tonight took the short way home....

6.61 Miles
26:01 Time
15.25 Average Speed
24.15 Max Speed

Shot below is during a right hand turn so it is turn angled...

Friday Morning

12.37 Miles
44:37 Time
16.66 Average Speed
34.15 Max Speed

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Thursday Night

Well it rained before I made it home. I did put the camera away before it rained also. But I did get some shots before so there is one to post!

11.44 Miles
44:37 Time
14.92 Average Speed
33.49 Max Speed

Thursday Morning

9.74 Miles
36:07 Time
16.19 Average Speed
34.89 Max Speed

Notice the two cyclist on the other side? They are on the sidewalk and going the wrong way also. VERY dangerous. Not at all safe like they think.

The following is from:

Why Sidewalk Cycling is Dangerous

People wonder how riding bikes on sidewalks can be dangerous. First, there is a greater chance of minor collisions with cyclists and pedestrians due to poorer visibility and restricted room and also a greater chance of falling down. However, the likelihood of a collision with a motor vehicle also increases. These accidents occur at intersections and driveways, the former more deadly. Unwilling to dismount and often unwilling to wait for the light, the bike rider starts across the intersection parallel to the main road, completely hidden from a turning motorist until the last second, when it's often too late for the motorist to stop. A study of these risks was made in 1994 and showed that sidewalk cycling is almost twice as dangerous as cycling in the street, and cycling against the traffic on the sidewalk is over four times as dangerous as cycling in the street.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Wednesday Night

13.66 Miles
51:55 Time
15.80 Average Speed
29.99 Max Speed

Wednesday Morning

Well I have been failing to enter my rides each day. But I have been putting them into my Ruby On Rails program I run on my LINUX box so the totals part is correct.

12.03 Miles
44:01 Time
15.40 Average Speed
29.27 Max Speed

Monday, June 05, 2006

Dangerous Move

I was going through my pictures from previous rides and came across this one. How does this person justify passing me in this situation the way they are. As you can see from the picture they are completely over the double yellow line and there is no way they can see what is coming their way because of the hill. I'm just always amazed by idiot drivers.

Monday Morning

12.37 Miles
46:32 Time
15.96 Average Speed
28.99 Max Speed

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Saturday Morning

Well I've been too busy at work to keep this up. Working late no time. But this morning, yes I am working, I decided to post at least this mornings ride. It has been raining here for my past two rides so no pictures.

And yes I've been lazy with the rain and riding the short way.

5.62 Miles
19:39 Time
17.19 Average Speed
27.38 Max Speed

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Thursday Morning

12.49 Miles
47:16 Time
15.87 Average Speed
32.54 Max Speed

One of those rare trains coming through when I coming through.