A taste of fall weather bicycle ride

A taste of fall weather arrived this morning cooling things down a few degrees. It was enough for me to wear a long sleeve jersey and be glad with the strong north wind: 13 mph with 22 mph gusts. The first 19 miles on the “Atascocita South – Walden – Huffman” route generally was with a tailwind which made for easier pedaling. I biked 32.9 miles without taking a rest stop since I wasn’t overheating. I didn’t drink as much water as I should either. At the 10:47 AM start it was 73 degrees and when I finished at 1:12 PM it was 78. It has been awhile since the temperature range has been like this.

After turning onto Fairlake Drive as I passed the church I saw several cars parked with some women cyclists standing around. One lady looked my way and we exchanged waves. They probably finished their ride before I got there.

Bicycling north on FM 2100 I could tell the ride back home would require more effort with the wind buffeting me whenever I came out from behind wind breaks like trees and buildings. The toughest part was riding west on FM 1960 over Lake Houston without anything to block the wind. West bound traffic helped some by sucking the wind with them as they passed.

My best segment efforts according to Strava.com

Strava Best Segment Efforts

Tomorrow (Wednesday) warm weather returns and I should be out in it.

Strava Ride Summary (click on the image to got to Strava.com)

Strava Bicycle Ride Summary

Rick Ankrum

In 1999 I had a burning desire to create a web site focused on Texas bicycling. Over the years this web site has existed many people have visited. As I think of information I need to bicycle I add them to the web site.

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