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Old 03-24-18, 05:45 PM   #151
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3/24/18 temps in the mid 40s. the barmitts may come off soon
Bedford to Arlington 8.7 miles 21.5 max 14.8 avrg 35min
back at Bedford Depot 17.5 miles 21.5 max 13..8 avrg 1hr 16min riding time
easy peasy, nice to be back on the road bike


fairly uneventful ride. couldn't find my thin smartwool beanie had to wear a small knit hat . good day for the thin beanie w thin cycling headband tho ;-(


wore 3 thin layers. the sun felt good


shady places still have plenty of snow




gave it a wash when I got home

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3/27/18 temps falling from low 40s to 30s
thin smartwool beanie & PI cycling headband
zip neck base, fleece shirt, Northface jacket
PI lobster gloves w/o bar mitts
roomy walking shoes w sock liners, winter socks & chem hand warmers taped between
Headwind pants w/ trishorts
forgot my cycling water bottle so had to bring a regular disposable type water bottle, consequently didn't drink during the legs, only at the turnaround & finish

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toe warmers would have been good enough
might have been OK with wind stopper gloves but these PI gloves were expensive so I should try to wear them as much as possible

6:25 pm Arlington 8.6 miles 23.2 max 14.4 avrg 36min
7:16 pm back in Bedford 7:15 pm can see wo headlight 17.3 miles 23.2 max 14.0avrg 1hr 14min

no tail light
used headlight for both legs on low & tilted it down w DIY hood, no apparent complaints
didn't see the light cast on the pavement until the very end, but just barely
didn't need the light to see by, but at 7:15 would have been the time to turn it on
at 7:30 it was very dark
having the light tho helped at road crossings (I think)
it's only going to get lighter so maybe I don't need the big light & can save the weight of the battery


Lexington Ctr closed
Bedford restrooms closed
didn't bother w the cafe, had a small box of yogurt raisins





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with Wifey & Daughter both now on the other side of the planet, the last several days have been a whirlwind w/o regular sleep. up in the middle of the night to WhatsApp with them. slept some then up at 3am, then back to sleep 5-10am. by time I started a ride it was approx 1pm. weird weather day starting warm & sunny but turning cold & breezy. wound up in shorts, sandals, gloves & a heavy fleece, over two short sleeve layers. & 1st ride w some new shorts. like them but def. need to drop a cpl winter lbs located in my waist area

forgot my computer but I know the mileage anyway (approx 18 miles). Bedford Depot to Mystic St 38 minutes in each direction. wonder if this is 1st time both legs took the same amount of time. wasn't going to go to the cafe but I forgot my water bottle in the car, so I needed some fluids. can't resist their pastries, ugh

1st ride w the rack wire extension. does the trick, keeping the big bag from warping down, over the back edge

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