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Old 03-24-18, 05:45 PM
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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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36 min 8.85 miles 22.8 max 13.7 avrg 2 other min riding from further lot near the bike shop cuz the Bedford Depot lot was full
17.7 miles 22.8 max 13.4 avrg 1hr 19min

nice day to ride, temps in the low 70s!




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almost 2 full months ... ugh. busy spring w/ birthdays, graduations, visits to parents, college apt moves & 2nd job, excuse, excuse, excuse ...

CCRT solo. picked a good weather weekday. wound up being windy forcing lots of pollen & other plant matter down into my throat & eyes. stopped at the beach thinking I might get wet but kept getting sand blasted, so covered up & had a brief nap under a big towel. again I started in Wellfleet, so that when I was done, I could hit a cpl favorite spots for fun & food. started in the 60s & rose to the 70s by the end

9:29am left lot

11:16am reached So. Dennis
22.37 miles
21.2 max
13.6 avrg
1hr 39min saddle time

2:16pm back in Wellfleet
48.46 miles
21.2 max
13.2 avrg
3hrs 39min saddle time (but almost 5hrs from car door to car door)

of course I have a new knack for taking a lunch break & getting back on the trail going the wrong way! by time I realized it, I had gone approx 2 miles, so my whole ride wound up being 4 miles longer than anticipated



was nice to see the Beachcomber parking lot rebuilt & back in business



mounted the replacement rear tire the night before. stopped w approx 18 miles to go to deal with some foot discomfort. cream & a wide adhesive bandage for the right foot's pinky toe. developed a little blister which then broke. I guess I didn't lace up my shoes properly before I started.



started with 2 synthetic layers, top had long sleeves. did the 2nd half in just a single short sleeve layer


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round trip, Bedford to Arlington
brought bike to work then drove right to the parking lot afterwards
temps in the low 70s - high 60s, shorts, sandals, 2 short sleeve layers, cotton tee & favorite blue golf shirt

6:18pm Arlington
8.7 miles
26.6 max (nice to see that again)
14.5 avrg (good for me I guess)
36min in the saddle but I got smoked by almost everyone else

7:05pm Back at car
17.56 miles
26.6 max
13.9 avrg
1hr 15min saddle time


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temps in the 70s, I think, last night. drove the bike to work, covered the saddle cuz it rained. got in a nice little ride Bedford to Arlington

6:20 pm reached the "Wilson" monument/courtyard at Mystic St, Arlington
8.69 miles
22.4 max
13.5 avrg
38 min riding

7:14 pm back at car
17.36 miles
22.4 max
13.3 avrg
1hr 18 min riding

forgot my water bottle, had to buy a cold one. awkward to open & sip while riding



surprising how dark parts of the trail gets in the shade of the trees, especially in the early evening. considering the speed of some riders, including myself, for the return leg, I thought it wise to strap on the backup Serfas SL-255 battery operated light. turned it off & on depending on section



the setting sun on the way back West was in my eyes which made it even trickier to see speeding riders coming at me

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