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Distance: 16.85 miles Time: 01:14:38 Max Speed: 25.40 mph
Avg Speed: 13.55 mph Temp: Avg: 54
Category: general: commute - solo
Route: Hybrid Work Commute Weight: 243 Altitude Gain: 548 ft
Avg Power: 0 W Terrain: Road: Flat Bike: Cruzbike 43lb-Sofrider a FWD, MBB,  SWB Bent
Club: Commuter Cycling Century
Weather Conditions: Partly cloudy, 7 mph NNE wind, Humidity 50%
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 Passing Winter
Beginning to accumulate some bike time this year, at last! It has been a long cold Winter! At the young age of 60 now, and there is a major effort needed to get in decent physical condition. I'm not giving up on the goal to drop a significant amount of weight, but the way that goal goes, -at least I'm not getting any heavier. ..

The problem with maintaining and not losing weight, is that after some point there is a perceptible diminishing of muscle mass. And the waist can expand without gaining weight as muscle mass declines...The ratio of Muscle -vs- fat continues to change. The goal remains for caloric output to consistently exceed caloric input. In the next 7 weeks I would like to nail down at least 500 cycling miles (700 preferably). After tomorrow's ride this week will have been a good start.

On today's ride the winds were less of an obstacle. It was partly cloudy and a bit cool going in. Winds were light and favorable on the ride home. That translated into making a good speed average.

Soon I will be upgrading one of the 26 inch wheeled bikes with a 250 watt, 24 volt, 10 Amp hour front hub arrangement. The goal with this modification is to decrease commute times and perhaps increase commute trips.
  • 9.5 "bike commute" days YTD
  • total commuter miles YTD: 160.65+/-


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