Up and at it again at 4:00 AM. Even though I got less sleep than Monday morning it was just a little easier to get up and out there. There was a lot less internal dialog. I felt more like just getting it done, which I did.
I was surprised as I checked the pressure in my tires this morning. Seems the humidity helps keep the air in them as they were only down about a pound of pressure from Monday. Normally after 2 days they have been down 5 to 10 lbs.
There really wasn't much remarkable about this morning's ride. There was a slight breeze, maybe 5 mph out of the southwest which I didn't think was a big deal. Sure it was a headwind on the slight uphill and a tailwind on the downhill, but I didn't think a breeze that light would have much effect.
Seems I was wrong. My top speed was almost 3 mph faster than Monday's ride and my overall average went from 13.5 mph to 14.1. That is a big change. I shaved almost 2 minutes off the time it took to do the same distance.
Seems there is a lot to be said for aerodynamics, even at the slower speeds I'm riding as opposed to say, a car. Since I ride in an upright position, the wind does have a significant impact on my speed.
Keep those pedals turning!