Construction Bicycle Lane Markings

Another Sunday — Oops! Make that Monday — and time for another longer ride.

Today’s ride found roads I haven’t biked on before and more hills. As a bonus, I biked on a newly repaved section of a road that hadn’t been formally re-striped. For the interim, someone with some spray paint and a sense of humor painted hatch marks for lane dividers and these delightful bike lane markings.

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Ride summary:

Distance36.03 miles
Actual Time Moving2:24:08 h:m:s
Average Speed14.9 mph
Maximum Speed32.8 mph

I should admit that “Smokin'” was from another construction zone, but the style is unmistakably similar.

I wonder if these markings comply with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. ;-)

Summary of last week:

Distance70.49 miles
Actual Time Moving4:57:23 h:m:s
Average Speed14.2 mph
Maximum Speed28.1 mph

A Little Recognition

I went for a bike ride to tune up my engine. A little recognition is in order:

  • To those in the cars that saw me and gave me room: Thank you! Some of you gave me so much room that I couldn’t have hit you if I tried. I’m not complaining. :-)
  • To the inventor of bike lanes: Thank you! If everyone saw bikes, I would continue to ride country roads like I used to. Nowadays, I don’t like to gamble my life that way.
  • To the inventor of cycling shorts: Thank you!1When I put them on this morning, they were so cool, I had to check to make sure they had no holes. Black riding shorts — genius!
  • To the sadistic inventor of the average speed mode on my cycle computer: “Thank you!” You’ve turned every bike ride into a race against myself. Specifically, the uphill climbs become races against the average speed. Ouch!

Ride summary:

Actual Time Moving2The user guide calls this the “automatic timer mode,” but I prefer “actual time moving.”1:08:34
Average Speed3This was 15.0 when I stopped at Starbucks. I have no idea why it was 14.8 when I started again. Hmph!14.8
Maximum Speed4“What goes up, must come down. Spinning wheel, got to go round.” Those “hills” on the other sides of creeks are preceded by wonderful downhills. ‘Course, I tend to spend more time going up the hill than down, but that’s another story…28.0
Liquid ConsumedVenti ice water, Grande iced white mocha, Large water bottle

Update. Jamison and I rode to the cousins’ twice today. I got another 14.66 miles, for a daily total of 31.6 miles. :-)

Day 10 on the bike. :-)