Train, Warm Weather Bike Ride

Before starting today’s bike ride I saw some comments on about Northpark Drive and a train stopped. I wasn’t sure I should bike the route I planned but I decided to go ahead and ride the “New Caney – Gene Campbell Road” route. When I got to the railroad crossing on Knox Road the train was gone so no problem. Later when I returned to Kings Manor no sign of any train mishap there.

After running a couple of errands I got started on the ride at 11:10 AM. The temperature was 75 with some sunshine. I almost opted for a short sleeve jersey only but sanity prevailed and I wore a long sleeve one and a short sleeve jersey. As long as I was in the sun I was just right but riding in the shade I was glad I wore the long sleeves.

After not biking on Sunday my legs were rested and I set a solid pace. The NE 6 mph wind wasn’t an issue either. I slowly built my overall aver speed up to 15.4 mph and held it there for several miles starting on Gene Campbell Blvd., FM 1314 and the side streets. Average watts got up to 109 but settled at 103 by the end of the ride.

With the cooler weather I didn’t stop to refill my water bottle and the ice water was still cold at the 1:44 Pm finish.

Mileage standings after today’s ride:

  • 250 miles in November, goal is 360 miles
  • 7,070 miles YTD, goal is 7,430 miles

More warm weather this week and I plan on taking advantage and ride.

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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