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Old 07-19-19, 12:48 PM
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for sunny rides home
- sunglasses (bought a pair cuz I forgot to leave a pair at work) moved my mirror from the clear glasses to the dark shades
- mount a quick release mount to my summer helmet which has more vents & a visor
- small tube of sunscreen for cheeks, forearms & knees

got 'er done. it wasn't pretty. it was hot. so glad that big him is close to work. stopped at the gas station in Bedford about 1/2 way for cold water & sunscreen. shortly after, I offered assistance to a young man walking his bike. unfortunately he had presta valves & my stuff only works with shrader. so he kept walking

3:06 pm headed home 89 degrees
3:56 pm 9.67 miles 91 degrees, pit stop for water, sunscreen & air conditioning
stopped to help a guy but I couldn't. he was a native MA kid, 27 yr old named Chris, moving to Montana. he was taking his last bike ride before moving, to Walden Pond, but wound up doing a long walk of shame
5:16 pm home 90 degrees
21.61 miles
28 max
12.2 avrg
1 hr 46 min saddle time
2 hrs 10 min door to door (thanks to the two long stops)

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