Cycling Ride

Wednesday August 12, 2009   (Outdoors)
Bike: Trek 2120 (1995)
Time Distance Avg
02:26:57 45.75 mi 18.68 mph 37.70 mph
Vertical Climbing
73 rpm 101 rpm 376 ft  
Nutrition: 24oz. of water, 24oz. of Accelerade.
Note: Robinson/Old Falls/Tonawanda Creek N/Townline/Beach Ridge/Aiken/Meahl/Saunders Settlement/Subbera/Upper Mountain/Blackman/Thrall/Green/Ridge/Irish/Chestnut/North/Nelson/Maple looping back to Chestnut and returning to Townline/Killian/Bear Ridge/Tonawanda Creek N/Old Falls/Robinson.

Quite the adventure today!  Dragged myself out of bed and as I went to get my bike I remembered I hadn't changed the battery in my cyclocomputer.  Not to be deterred I managed to do that and get it reconfigured in about 5 minutes.

A nice morning although some spotty fog that actually was worse coming back, but not the scary dangerous sort.  This was a very good ride today even with all the nonsense below.

  I spooked a bird in the road again, this time on Meahl Rd.  This time it came up and scared the crap out of me from my left.  I ducked and it turned and brush up and over my rib cage.  Then later, don't recall where another wildlife adventure as I almost hit a skunk crossing the road.  That was certainly a fortunate miss.

And prior to this they have now closed Townline Rd. from Bull Creek to Beach Ridge until December.  I knew it couldn't be completely closed because of all the houses.  Thus I opted to ride up to the roadblock, ignored the do no enter sign and went around and went on my way up to Beach Ridge without seeing a single car.  This section desperately needs to be rebuilt so this is good news in the bigger picture. This was fine until on my return route I found they have only actually closed the Northbound lane and are routing traffic into the Southbound lane!  So my carefree jaunt up this "closed" road was actually riding into head-on traffic.  At 4:30am in the dark.  Hmmm...yeah, we probably shouldn't do that again.  Live and learn!
Heart Data
Below (153) In Zone Above (170) Total Time
02:00:01 00:28:51 00:00:16 02:29:08
Average Maximum
146 bpm 172 bpm
Personal Data
Weight Body Fat Sleep Time Sleep Quality
157.0 lbs. 9.7% 6.25 hrs Fair
(Fair)  Weather Data Niagara Falls International Airport, NY  [KIAG]  (7:00 am)   [WID: 61487]
Temperature Conditions Wind Dew Point
63°F (17°C) Fair Calm 62°F (17°C)
Humidity Visibility Barometer
97% 8.00 miles 1014.2 mb
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