Morning Time Trial before Going to Work

My sweet summer days are over and now I am starting to work 6 days a week from now on except for the second Sunday (I can take one half day off a week but usually have to work over time and doesn’t do you good one you go to working place).

On top of all that, I overslept this morning. So I gave up on my 15-mile ride with a little hill and decided to go for a short ride I took yesterday (It is a regular winter time training course, actually when the sun starts to ride much later than now, from around the middle of October).

Then another trouble! My garmin reads 150 kilometers per hour! Actually my device had not been working well for a month or so, I mean it didn’t show and record cadence. Last night I found out that I hadn’t done the resetting process (I was just supposed to press the small button and turn the pedal around) so Main device did not recognize a small sensor.

Well, I was forgetting one more process. I was suppose to set the main device, too, but I kind of thought that i would do it automatically because I had been using it before I changed its battery. The idea that I had to do all the process for setting a whole thing up never occurred to me.

So, my GARMIN data with cadence:

After setting everything on the road, I went for 12 kilometer (about 10 miles) Time Trial, this time, unlike yesterday, I pedaled as fast as I could from the very beginning. It occurred to me because I was able to do well yesterday. I have no time this morning, anyway.

Well, the last time I tried this, my fastest average speed was somewhere around 30.5 but today it was 32.5 kilometers per hour (18.4 miles per hour) and it’s my all time best so far by two kilometers so I am glad. Oh, I can do better if I try this in the middle of the ride, maybe after 20 kilometers or something. For the first 10 kilometers from the very beginning, it is the fastest record. When I rode 140 kilometers early this summer, I rode at the speed of around 30 kilometers per hour.

So, now, it’s time for something completely different. “Commuting” BTW, I commute to my working place. It is 2 miles away and when I can get off work early, I ride back home using taking longer paths (I once rode 50 miles on my way back and struck my wife dumb. 😛


About dw64 (or Masa(aki) or Mark)

I am 52-year-old Japanese male. Ever since I watched Sesame Street when I was VERY young (5 years old?). I fell in love with American English and culture. I learned English hard and now I am teaching it. Then when I was 18, I had an opportunity to stay with an American family in Shell Knob, Missouri and I asked them to educate me as an American kid. So they taught me the American way and even my taste for food has changed completely so I call this rebirth! Then when I was 30 (I visited the U.S. several times but they were short stays), I joined the MA course in teaching English of graduate school in Vermont. I stayed about 10 months there (it was an intensive course). I stayed in a dorm and learned a lot inside and outside of classrooms. I got all the credits but I failed because of the difference in the context between the U.S. and JAPAN cuz it is so hard to teach English in The way I learned in the course because in Japan, teaching is about understanding grammar and structure in Japanese. But my journey does not end here. Last year I was admitted the CELTA course in NYC where I worked hard and got this certificate that certifies that I had finished the course and qualified to teach English to people who want learn English as a second language by Cambridge University standard. So if you are one of those people, send me a message and I can help you learn American English (I got this at Cambridge but basically they teach different English depending on location). Why did I pick NYC? Well, I am a huge fan of American everything! I live the country even when that demagogue guy is the President so I am an authentic fan of it. I mean, I love the U.S. more than anything in this world. There was a guy who loved Japan so much so after he retired he came to Japan and became a citizen. I want to do the same, actually. So now I am so into it, I listen to NYC CBS radio 880 all the time except when I watch dramas on Netflix, HBO or HULLU or read paperbacks on Kindle (read 70 books in the last two years). And then I am writing in English. I hope to be able to write something publishable in the future but I have to learn some more. As for my learning, I have almost done usual stuff so now I decide to do things that native speakers who wish to be writers will do. At least I learned 8000 words and phrases in the last couple years and I confirmed that I know more than 22000 words, which is tantamount to the number of words American graduate school students have. Well I might talk about these things, too, but I will talk about my favorite things in this blog. I love American dramas. I love the ones with some sci-fi portion in it. Like, from HULU, Gotham, Lucifer, Fringe, etc. I love good comedies so I love Seinfeld, SNL and night shows. Netflix? Luke Cage, Daredevil, and other defenders. I love legends of tomorrow, too. HBO, Game of Thrones!! And I also loved Night of and West World. I also might talk about cycling (road biking) and all other stuff! Please feel free to comment!
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