Yesterday my wife asked me if I had seen any “love bugs” while I was biking. I told her not yet. Well today I can now answer yes. While I was biking on Gene Campbell Road I encountered about a dozen near the WalMart Distribution Center entrance. I chose the “New Caney – Gene Campbell Road” route today and biked 38.21 miles. This pushed September to 217.68 miles. Year to date I rode 5,884 miles.
The weather was great again today. I started the ride at 10:09 with a partly cloudy sky and 88 degrees. When I finished it was 94 degrees with a south wind at 7 mph. With the beautiful weather I was able to get my overall average speed up to 15.2 mph.
At 11:43 I arrived at the Cumberland Shell station on FM1314 for a rest break. While I was there a young man I met before rode in and we chatted while I was resting. He is from Russia. My Elemnt screen shot and the weather while I was there.
Finishing up my Gatorade I was back on the bike at 12:15 to ride the 14+ miles to end the ride. Across FM1314 Montgomery County workers were digging out the ditch and loading dirt into dump trucks. Got to keep the drainage open for rain. As I rode on the shoulder towards Porter I had to move around the dirt spilled from earlier work. Hopefully the next rain wi;ll wash the shoulder area clean.
With the early start I was in front of the school traffic at all schools. I finished the ride at 1:21.