I thought I would never reach SH 242 with the N 22 mph (27 mph gusts) wind hitting me. Pedaling in a lower gear than usual I put my head down and pushed forward. At each traffic light I thought I might get a break but today I got all green lights. Once I made the left turn at SH 242 the strong headwind turned into a strong tailwind. To add a little distance to the ride I rode west on SH 242 to Speed Street and then back to the south bound service road. The “Kingwood – SH 242 – Kingwood” ride totaled 32.6 miles bring the week so far to 99.9 miles. If I had known I would .1 of mile short an extra street or two could’ve been added.
While biking north the speed was around 12 to 14 mph but cycling south I hit 23+ mph several times and the pedaling effort was much less. The wind is from the tropical depression to the east of Houston pumping lots of wind but no rain so far. When I started at 11:23 the temperature was 93 and by the end it moved up to 95. The cloudy sky didn’t let the sun through but I perspired heavily though the humidity was only 52%. I finished the ride at 1:48 and was relieved the rain stayed away with some dark clouds to the east.
At the beginning of the ride my PowerPod refused to connect with my Elemnt computer. When I checked the sensors connection I saw the speed sensor also wasn’t connected. That isn’t too bad with the GPS tracking speed too. After several tries I gave up on the power readings and waited until after the ride to mess with it. In the process I had removed the power sensor and speed sensor from the Elemnt connections.
Back home I tried to pair the PowerPod and speed sensors again but no luck. I changed the battery in the speed sensor but still no connection. In desperation I did a factory reset on the Elemnt, wrong decision, and tried again. Now all of my screens reverted to the factory settings and I will need to make changes to get back to mine. In the future no factory reset. I will connect the PowerPod to the software program to see if I can get it working.
Not sure what the weather will be like tomorrow but if it doesn’t rain I plan on biking.