|Awesome Gloomy Shot|
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Here were our stats:
Distance: 35.145 KM (21.83 mi)
Max Speed: 98.1 KM/hr (60.9 mph)
Average Speed: 29.3 KM/hr (18.2 mph)
Calories Burned: 1650
Temp: 3.8 C (38.84 F)
Today was a great winter weather day to be out and about. I had the wait patiently to take Lenny out to enjoy the weather. Since by the time I was able to leave my home it was dark already I decided to ride the Pelham Parkway Greenway. The lighting this is way better then the Bronx River Greenway. I enjoyed my ride down the Parkway. I quickly rode down and back in my record best. There was one thing that I noticed while coming back. I noticed that my seat had lowered and the bolts were loose. This caused my seat to rock back and fourth. I stopped to assess the seat. I was able to lift the seat but the nuts could not be adjusted with my hands. Oh Lenny why?
I was able to travel in the direction of home without a problem ....until....I reached the Pelham Parkway Boston Road intersection. This intersection is very scary to me. If you know that intersection you know that cars come from everywhere and you have to be very careful. I always walk my bike in this intersection until the path that runs along the size of the Bronx Zoo. As I returned to riding my bike and pump so I can crossed the road and BOOM!!! My seat goes forward which causes me to hit the curd at the wrong angle. Lenny tilted and BOOM! Lenny goes one way and I go another. I landed on my knees. I didn't have time to adjust my fall. I was in a daze. A kind teenager that was walking by helped me and Lenny up before a car came down the rump. I was only a few feet away from car traffic. He asked me if I was ok and made sure I was able to walk before he went on his way. I assessed the damage. No broken bones, scratches on me and Lenny and a busted gear window. It took me another 5 minutes to get home to see what my knees look like. They don't look bad now....tomorrow morning is going to be interesting. I see a bike shop visit in the near future.
Here are my stats for today:
Distance: 20.135 KM (12.42 mi)
Max Speed: 97.9KM/hr (60 mph)
Average Speed: 34.8 KM/hr (21.62 mph)
Calories Burned: 767.3
Temp: 10.55 C (51 F)
Way to end 2011 with a bang huh?