Bicycling (Commute) 53:17 13.45 mi (3:58 / mi) +47m3:55 / mi slept:6.5 weight:197lbs (injured)
From Northfield Rd., Bethesda, MD, Folkstone Rd., then to 13th & C St. SW, Washington, D.C. Samantha wanted to ride her scooter to day care. She'd never don't it before and even going downhill had been hard for her. She did pretty well and was enthusiastic. We took a shorter route but that did involve getting over some steep hills. She had to walk a little and did get tired but persevered.
After this, I rode to the CCT using a slightly different route. On the CCT, I pulled for a guy for a while before losing him when passing others. The winds were from the west so mostly not impeding me. I didn't feel it in the trees, before Georgetown. It was pretty humid and I sweat a lot but that didn't bother me.
Bicycling (Commute) 43:58  12.1 mi (3:38 / mi) +142m3:30 / mi (injured)
From 13th & C St. SW, Washington, D.C. to Northfield Rd., Bethesda, MD. It had rained earlier and I didn't even notice until I'd gotten outside. I left late so there were few people on the trail and it was easy to get through Georgetown. There was a slight tailwind getting to Georgetown but not much after that. I felt a little stronger, having not ridden much the previous 2 days.
Bicycling (Commute) 38:27  12.2 mi (3:09 / mi) +19m3:08 / mi weight:198.5lbs (injured)
From Northfield Rd., Bethesda, MD, to 13th & C St. SW, Washington, D.C. I had favorable winds. I rode in with my laptop.
Bicycling (Commute) 43:33  12.1 mi (3:36 / mi) +141m3:28 / mi
From 13th & C St. SW, Washington, D.C. to Northfield Rd., Bethesda, MD. It had rained again before I rode. This time it was wet in a lot of places. It was also even more humid than the previous day. I had mixed winds. After Georgetown, I caught a guy and did a long pull for him. He returned the favor. I passed him back at River Rd. and finished pouring off sweat.
Bicycling12:16  2.46 mi (4:59 / mi) +39m4:45 / mi slept:7.0 weight:198.5lbs (injured)
From Northfield Rd., to Wisconsin Ave., and then back. I rode to the pharmacy to pickup prescriptions for my back. They only had one of the two--an anti-inflammatory and a steroid. I stayed in taking it easy most of the day. I should have gotten out for a long bicycle ride but thunderstorms were threatening when I got motivated, and with Peggy doing some shopping after that, I stayed with Samantha.
Orienteering (Control Pickup) 53:06  1.7 mi (31:14 / mi) +27m29:47 / mi weight:200lbs (injured)
Wheaton Regional Park. I provided beginner instruction for QOC's event. Heidi and David Onkst had organized it as they've done the past several years. The instruction included walking through a very short model course a few times. Near the end, one late participant came so I walked the first 5 controls with her, while picking them up. Along the way, I found a minor new trail. It was a pretty nice day with plenty of participants. Perhaps the heat and humidity helped my back; it didn't hurt to walk much. I didn't try running but think I could have. Afterward several of us (Maces, Daniel Heimgartner, Peggy, Samantha) ate lunch but Heidi had signs to pickup.
Bicycling (Commute) 5:56  1.01 mi (5:53 / mi) +15m5:37 / mi slept:6.5 weight:198lbs (injured)
From Northfield Rd., to the intersection of Rugby Ave. and Auburn Ave. I had a doctor appointment this morning so I worked the rest of the day at home. There's more to come regarding my back but I'll start with a steroid and go from there. With some simple tests the doctor confirmed weaknesses in my left foot; he called it a "drop" of some sort. After I got home, Max got home from his camp so we rode over into Bethesda together for lunch.
Bicycling (Commute) 5:32  1.04 mi (5:19 / mi) +8m5:11 / mi (injured)
From the intersection of Rugby Ave. and Auburn Ave., to Northfield Rd. After lunch, Max went off on his own to hang out with a friend. I rode home slowly, being full from lunch and tired. As I was going up a small grade, I heard "passing on your left" and a guy on a long board went whizzing by. It was motorized and he controlled the speed and braking with a hand remote. I passed him back at the next intersection on the downgrade.