Other Cyclists and GPS Direction Data Bike Ride

I wanted to start the bike ride earlier than I did but I waited for the fog and clouds to burn off some and raise the temperature from the mid 60’s to the 70’s. The reason was so I wouldn’t need to wear extra clothes. I started bicycling at 12:08 with the sun popping in and out. I chose the “Atascocita – Walden – Huffman” route but added a couple of extra miles at the beginning riding in Elm Grove Village before moving to the usual route. The bike ride totaled 34.54 miles putting me past my 345 mile goal for February at 358.54 miles.

No cycling yesterday due rain until just after noon. The streets and road needed time to drain and dry.

Other bikers were out today along the route. At Fairlake Drive and FM 1960 a biker in a white pickup with a bicycle in the back waved as he waited to pull onto FM 1960; I guess his ride was done. The next bicyclist passed me just west of FM 2100 on Old Atascocita Road; I rode to the east and he rode west. Later I saw him ahead of me as I turned onto W. Lake Houston Parkway stopped at the start of the bridge heading north. I could tell it was him by the bright orange jersey and black cap (no helmet). Two others were on Atascocita Shores Drive while I was on the return to Kingwood.

No rest stops today though the wind was strong enough I thought about taking a rest break.

Saturday morning as I got ready to leave on the ride I noticed my Elemnt computer had an update waiting to be installed. I should’ve waited until after the ride in case something went wrong but I okayed the update. As I rode to the starting point I saw the screen layout had change on my “front” page but it was for the good. The font was larger and there was an empty cell in the lower right corner. Previously the screen was full and if I added another data cell the font would get smaller, not good when biking. For a day or so I thought about what data to put in the empty cell and add “GPS direction”. During today’s ride I looked at the GPS direction probably more than I should’ve but I saw some of the roads/streets headed in a different direction than I thought they did. Also I had a better idea where the wind was coming from. As I get used to the new field on the screen and the streets direction I will probably not look at it as much; I hope.

Links to RideWithGPS.com and Strava.com.

Warmer weather is in the forecast for tomorrow (Wednesday) and I plan on bicycling in it.

Today’s weather at the start and finish

SportTracks Ride Summary

Ride Summary

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