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2018 Journal:

 

September 29, 2018: Nice day for a ride, ot in roding shape at all. Too many days without real riding.. Ride 56: Distance: 26.63 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 136 Ave Cadence: 70 Ave Speed: 16.6 mph, Ave Power: 162 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 1,753.07 miles

September 8, 2018: Kind of chilly for a ride. Took the Madone 5.1 out for a test after replacing handle bars. .. Ride 55: Distance: 18.68 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 143 Ave Cadence: 71 Ave Speed: 16.4 mph, Ave Power: 174 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 1,726.44 miles

September 3, 2018: Got out before the sun burned though the cloud layer so I could be done before the hunidity and heat got bad. Good ride, some fast some not so fast, overall slow, lol.. Ride 54: Distance: 35.79 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 133 Ave Cadence: 73 Ave Speed: 16.6 mph, Ave Power: 155 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 1,707.76 miles

September 1, 2018: Chilly morning, and a bit breezy, but another nice riding day. . Ride 53: Distance: 38.51 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 135 Ave Cadence: 71 Ave Speed: 16.1 mph, Ave Power: 146 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 1,671.97 miles

August 31, 2018: Very nice day for a ride, even with a little wind. Kept it easy. Also was a little cold out at times! . Ride 52: Distance: 26.03 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 146 Ave Cadence: 71 Ave Speed: 16.6 mph, Ave Power: 152 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 1,633.46 miles

August 26, 2018: Beautiful day for a ride. Cool, not much wind. These are the perfect conditions to ride. Saw a fire up on Eagleville Road .. breathed a lot of smoke! . Ride 51: Distance: 35.19 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 133 Ave Cadence: 72 Ave Speed: 16.6 mph, Ave Power: 151 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 1,607.15 miles

August 25, 2018: Good day for a ride, very nice temps and ony a little wind. Rode pretty well, all in all a good day! . . Ride 50: Distance: 34.40 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 144 Ave Cadence: 74 Ave Speed: 16.9 mph, Ave Power: 158 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 1,571.96 miles

August 18, 2018: First ride back home but in drizzle and humidity. Ride 49: Distance: 22.75 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 143 Ave Cadence: 71 Ave Speed: 16.2 mph, Ave Power: 147 Watts, Cumulative 2018 Miles: 1,537.56 miles

August 13, 2018: Arches National Park Ride II Ride 48: Distance: 27.20 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: Ave Cadence: 62 Ave Speed: 13.8 mph, Ave Power: 150 Watts, Cumulative 2018 Miles: 1,514.81 miles

August 12, 2018: Moab Bike Path Ride 47: Distance: 17.87 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 167 Ave Cadence: 62 Ave Speed: 12.8 mph, Ave Power: 93 Watts, Cumulative 2018 Miles: 1,487.51 miles

August 11, 2018: La Sal Loop. Ride 46: Distance: 64.84 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 142 Ave Cadence: 54 Ave Speed: 11.7 mph, Ave Power: 124 Watts, Cumulative 2018 Miles: 1,469.74 miles

August 10, 2018: Canyonlands Needles District Ride . Ride 45: Distance: 13.33 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 120 Ave Cadence: 62 Ave Speed: 13.1 mph, Ave Power: 109 Watts, Cumulative 2018 Miles: 1,404.90 miles

August 9, 2018: Arches National Park . Ride 44: Distance: 35.75 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 147 Ave Cadence: 63 Ave Speed: 13.4 mph, Ave Power: 150 Watts, Cumulative 2018 Miles: 1,391.57 miles

August 8, 2018: Neighborhood ride checking out flat I fixed. . Ride 43: Distance: 3.63 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 151 Ave Cadence: 63 Ave Speed: 13.3 mph, Ave Power: 153 Watts, Cumulative 2018 Miles: 1,355.82 miles

August 8, 2018: Rode Pot Ash Road in Moab. Had small GPS SNAFU, extra .34 miles on small segment no shown. . Ride 42: Distance: 36.30 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 116 Ave Cadence: 55 Ave Speed: 13.9 mph, Ave Power: 105 Watts, Cumulative 2018 Miles: 1,352.19 miles

 

August 7, 2018: Checkout Ride in Moab Neighborhood! . Ride 41: Distance: 3.84 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 132 Ave Cadence: 49 Ave Speed: 10.2 mph, Ave Power: 116 Watts, Cumulative 2018 Miles: 1,315.89 miles

August 5, 2018: Warm day, and humid but I'm getting used to it a little bit. Still can't ride 40 miles hard in teh stuff though. Pretty much died after 30 but felt pretty good up to that point. The last 10 were tough! . Ride 40: Distance: 43.19 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 146 Ave Cadence: 66 Ave Speed: 16.2 mph, Ave Power: 147 Watts, Cumulative 2018 Miles: 1,312.05 miles

August 4, 2018: Snuck out early to avoid incoming weather, slow but good ride. Not quite ready for Utah, but will be fun.. Ride 39: Distance: 30.32 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 143 Ave Cadence: 69 Ave Speed: 16.1 mph, Ave Power: 143 Watts, Cumulative 2018 Miles: 1,268.86 miles

July 28, 2018: Good ride.. Ride 38: Distance: 36.8 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 144 Ave Cadence: 69 Ave Speed: 16.8 mph, Ave Power: 165 Watts, Cumulative 2018 Miles: 1,238.53 miles

July 26, 2018: Snuck out after eye Dr appointment to geta test ride in on the old Madone to make sure repairs were ready for packing this weekend. All good! . . Ride 37: Distance: 20.66 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 134 Ave Cadence: 69 Ave Speed: 16.5 mph, Ave Power: 160 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 1,181.04 miles

July 21, 2018: Nice day for a ride, kept it short as I had other things to do. . Ride 36: Distance: 26.51 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 151 Ave Cadence: 68 Ave Speed: 16.7 mph, Ave Power: 168 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 1,160.38 miles

July 14, 2018: Pretty nice day fro a ride, slight breeze and not too warm. Rode some hard and some easy, then decided to try to maintain 17 mph average even into the wind so I really rode hard from heading north on Division to home. I could feel I was tanked but kept pushing. Really torched when I got home. lol . good rode though. Ride 35: Distance: 42.29 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 149 Ave Cadence: 68 Ave Speed: 17.2 mph, Ave Power: 162 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 1,133.87 miles

July 13, 2018: A nice day for a ride, not too hot or humid and just a small breeze. Felt really tired but since i haven't ridden for a few days not a surprise. Slow but good ride. Ride 34: Distance: 36.35 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 143 Ave Cadence: 67 Ave Speed: 15.9 mph, Ave Power: 146 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 1,091.58 miles

July 7, 2018: Much cooler out, felt zapped energy wise. . Ride 33: Distance: 40.21 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 148 Ave Cadence: 66 Ave Speed: 16.7 mph, Ave Power: 161 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 1,055.23 miles

July 6, 2018: Felt better, good to get out and ride. Ride 32: Distance: 40.09 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 137 Ave Cadence: 66 Ave Speed: 16.4 mph, Ave Power: 152 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 1,015.02 miles

July 3, 2018:Not feeling great and with the humidity, I decided to ride easy. My goal today was to keep HR below 130. I successfully got a ride in ithout making myself sicker. I think. . Ride 31: Distance: 26.88 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 112 Ave Cadence: 66 Ave Speed: 15.1 mph, Ave Power: 118 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 974.93 miles

July 1, 2018: Extremely humid, probably rode too much and zapped myself energy wise. . Ride 30: Distance: 37.68 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 130 Ave Cadence: 66 Ave Speed: 15.6 mph, Ave Power: 136 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 948.05 miles

June 30, 2018: Warm ride, but I was early enoughto enjoy it. . Ride 29: Distance: 35.41 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 141 Ave Cadence: 67 Ave Speed: 16.8 mph, Ave Power: 156 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 910.37 miles

June 24, 2018: Cold and damp out but still a good ride. Got harassed by some ahole in a car wearing a red sox hat. . Ride 28: Distance: 27.12 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 132 Ave Cadence: 71 Ave Speed: 16.6 mph, Ave Power: 165 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 874.96 miles

June 22, 2018: Quick ride, tired but good to ride. . Ride 27: Distance: 28.10 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 154 Ave Cadence: 71 Ave Speed: 17.2 mph, Ave Power: 173 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 847.84 miles

June 21, 2018: Been a long week, nothing going right. Went for a short ride tonight. Was good. . Ride 26: Distance: 16.46 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 128 Ave Cadence: 69 Ave Speed: 16.7 mph, Ave Power: 145 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 819.24 miles

June 17, 2018: Nice morning that finished warm. I started easy, rode had down to teh point then burned out for teh ride home. Not sure if it was th eheat or what becasue it really wasn't that warm. . Ride 25: Distance: 45.44 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: N/A Ave Cadence: N/A Ave Speed: 17.2 mph, Ave Power: 179 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 803.28 miles

June 16, 2018: Went to ride and found that my Garmin woudln't sync with Satellites. Messed with it for a while and then ride with the iPhone. Interesting riding without distance or time or anything to look at. Still a good ride. .. Ride 24: Distance: 31.04 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: N/A Ave Cadence: N/A Ave Speed: 17.3 mph, Ave Power: 155 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 757.84 miles

June 10, 2018: Paying a bit leg wise for yesterday's ride. Took it very easy and kept telling myself it was a recovery day.. Ride 23: Distance: 28.24 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 122 Ave Cadence: 69 Ave Speed: 16.6 mph, Ave Power: 153 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 726.80 miles

June 9, 2018: Pretty nice day and I was able to get on the road pretty early. Lonest ride of the year, felt pretty good even though it wasn't fast. . Ride 22: Distance: 64.84 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 148 Ave Cadence: 69 Ave Speed: 17.6 mph, Ave Power: 171 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 698.56 miles

 

June 8, 2018: Not a bad day out, but a littel cooler and windy compared to forcast. Easy ride since I haven't ridden all week. . Ride 21: Distance: 21.65 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 140 Ave Cadence: 69 Ave Speed: 17.0 mph, Ave Power: 188 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 633.72 miles

June 2, 2018: Warm and humid .. good day for my longest ride of the year. Felt pretty good for about 35 miles. Then it got tough but still had good ride. . Ride 20: Distance: 47.50 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 157 Ave Cadence: 69 Ave Speed: 17.5 mph, Ave Power: 173 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 612.07 miles

May 30, 2018: Nice day for a quick after work ride. Rode along the river where it was cooler but still nice. . Ride 19: Distance: 24.70 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: N/A Ave Cadence: 72 Ave Speed: 17.3 mph, Ave Power: 177 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 564.57 miles

May 26, 2018: Good ride around Westport. Just a quick one because I wanted to work in the gardens. Ride 18: Distance: 32.68 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: N/A Ave Cadence: 73 Ave Speed: 18.1 mph, Ave Power: 180 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 539.87 miles

May 25, 2018: Great ride today with Tom, Paul and Bill. Good to have the guys back together for a local ride. Ride 17: Distance: 27.51 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 126 Ave Cadence: 59 Ave Speed: 13.2 mph, Ave Power: 118 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 507.19 miles

 

May 23, 2018: Was supopsed to be warm and sunny day but while it started that way, this was a ride of cool breezes and wet roads with cloud cover. Still a good ride though although I was a bit tired. Lot of miles after a pseudo lull in riding last few weeks.. Ride 16: Distance: 42.36 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 141 Ave Cadence: 69 Ave Speed: 17.2 mph, Ave Power: 174 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 479.68 miles

May 22, 2018: Little tired today but happy to get a ride in becasue it was supposed to rain al day.. Ride 15: Distance: 24.46 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 130 Ave Cadence: 69 Ave Speed: 16.1 mph, Ave Power: 166 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 437.32 miles

 

May 21, 2018: Finally able to get back out after a busy couple of weeks and some rainy weather.. Ride 14: Distance: 36.59 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 140 Ave Cadence: 73 Ave Speed: 17.5 mph, Ave Power: 177 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 412.86 miles

 

May 11, 2018: Another nice day that got a littel chilly but only due to ocean breezes. Got a pinch flat and had a tussel with a school bus. Ride 13: Distance: 31.68 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 148 Ave Cadence: 69 Ave Speed: 17.0 mph, Ave Power: 160 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 376.27 miles

 

May 5, 2018: Nice day for riding, felt great, not killing myself but som egood times. Ride 12: Distance: 41.21 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 140 Ave Cadence: 70 Ave Speed: 17.5 mph, Ave Power: 169 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 344.59 miles

 

May 2, 2018: First warm day riding, shorts and short sleeves ... unfortunately it was windy and also much colder towards Little Compton. Ride 11: Distance: 29.32 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 135 Ave Cadence: 70 Ave Speed: 16.2 mph, Ave Power: 160 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 303.38 miles

 

April 28, 2018: What a beautiful morning for a ride. Finally spring is here. Could have ridden more but wanted to come back to work on the garden. . Ride 10: Distance: 34.50 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 139 Ave Cadence: 70 Ave Speed: 17.5 mph, Ave Power: 183 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 274.06 miles

 

April 27, 2018: Started as a nice day, finished cloudy and threatening rain. First ride outside with shorts vs long bibs. Not fast but felt good. Ride 9: Distance: 25.34 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 146 Ave Cadence: 69 Ave Speed: 17.2 mph, Ave Power: 182 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 239.56 miles

 

April 21, 2018: Cool but nice day for a ride. Spring is coming late. The Madone is a pure pleasure to ride! Ride 8: Distance: 35.97 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 147 Ave Cadence: 69 Ave Speed: 16.4 mph, Ave Power: 196 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 214.22 miles

April 14, 2018: Best riding day of the year although the wind was still kicking up a bit. Had some good spots and some not good spots. All in all a good ride day though. Ride 7: Distance: 35.47 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 142 Ave Cadence: 69 Ave Speed: 17.0 mph, Ave Power: 178 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 178.25 miles

April 13, 2018: Warmer than yesterday, but the normal colder ocean is keeping it cooler than expected. It also turned out to be quite overcast and we got a little rain, but not much. Still a good ride. Windy made me feel slow. Ride 6: Distance: 30.05 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 148 Ave Cadence: 67 Ave Speed: 16.1 mph, Ave Power: 165 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 142.78 miles

 

April 12, 2018: Thought it was finally warmer today, but it was cloudy cool and I was sort of racing the inbound rain. I was able to get a good ride in, definitely not in outside riding form despite the trainer miles, but was good in many ways. Perhpas it was just the spring wind. Really good to get out, tomorrow and Saturday are supposed to be warmer. Ride 5: Distance: 24.91 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 148 Ave Cadence: 69 Ave Speed: 16.1 mph, Ave Power: 181 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 112.73 miles

 

March 30, 2018: Weather has been awful, but even though it was wet and chili, I went out for a ride. Rain was coming so I only had a short time. Turns out didn't need it as I got a pinch flat at my stem on my rear wheel. Through a bunch of SANFUs, I got teh wheel changed and was able to get home but I cut my ride short snce I didn't have enough air or spare tubes to survive another issue. Bike still rides nice! Ride 4: Distance: 13.14 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 145 Ave Cadence: 62 Ave Speed: 15.1 mph, Ave Power: 139 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 87.82 miles

 

February 24, 2018: Finally a day with descent weather when I could go riding. Took out the new Madone 9.9 today for it's first ride. Really smooth and fast particularly on descents. Happy with it after one ride for sure. Legs were trashed for some reason, probably as even though it was over 50 it still felt very cold with the breeze. . Ride 3: Distance: 27.62 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 148 Ave Cadence: 66 Ave Speed: 15.7 mph, Ave Power: 171 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 74.68 miles

January 27, 2018: Getting over being sick but had to take advantage of getting out of a sort of nice day. Well, for January anyway. Fairly warm, mid 40's, but windy as hell. Was brutal riding along the river in fact. . Ride 2: Distance: 22.97 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 142 Ave Cadence: 63 Ave Speed: 13.9 mph, Ave Power: 165 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 47.06 miles

 

January 20, 2018: First Day out on the bike this year. Was about 39 degree and was suosed to be warmer. Didn't matter other than my feet all was warm. Ride 1: Distance: 24.09 Miles, Ave Heart Rate: 142 Ave Cadence:70 Ave Speed: 15.2 mph, Ave Power: 157 Watts, Cumulative 2017 Miles: 24.09 miles