Friday, January 19, 2007

Weekly Bicycle Wrap.1.19.07

Emerald Triangle

This week’s total mileage: 68.5 miles

This week’s mileage on e-bike: 0

This week’s mileage on a regular bike: 68.5

Total mileage in 2007: 149.50

Total mileage in 2006 (Starting July 10. Prior mileage not counted.): 1,038

Total mileage since July 10, 2006: 1,187

Total e-bike mileage since July 10, 2006: 529.5

Total regular bike mileage since July 10, 2006: 658.5

Gas savings this week: 2.5 gallon

Gallons saved since July 10, 2006: 45.30

Price of gas today: $2.64

Gas savings since July 10, 2006: $187.35

Flat tires since July 10, 2006: 4

Found items on the roadway: One nice pair of tin snips (11/8/06)


The only notable ride this week was my Tour de Fieldbrook.

I biked from my house to the Arcata Bottoms, to Valley West, up Highway 299 to Fieldbrook Road, through Fieldbrook, over the hill, back down to McKinleyville via Murray Road, and home via the Hammond Trail.

For some reason this seemed like a really long ride in my head, so I set aside 3 1/2 hours to complete it. Turns out it’s only 20 miles and I was back home in an hour and 45 minutes.

The ride did reveal one of my weaknesses – hill climbing. I was in agony during a good portion of the hill coming out of Fieldbrook toward McKinleyville.

The solution to this problem: more hill climbing.


Blogger OrangeElmo said...

Where was that "Emerald Triangle" picture taken? I don't remember seeing it before.

Orange Elmo

10:23 AM  
Blogger Jack said...

That's on the side of the Emerald Triangle, McKinleyville's new gift shop and tattoo parlor. It's located in the old Circle K building across from my office.

If I ever need a nose ring, all I need to do is walk across the street.

5:02 PM  

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