Aug 23, 2012

Distance today = 50.01 km; Total distance = 10,466.27 km; Location = New Albany – 34 28.987′ N, 89 00.062′ W; Start time = 0930 Finish time = 1728


After a good night’s sleep, I felt much better today, and managed to get back to my 50 km standard. It was a fairly uneventful day. The temperature reached 34C in the shade, which is pretty comfortable compared to recent weeks.

For those who check my Garmin link, you will have noticed that there is now also a temperature graph. This is because I have ditched the Garmin watches in favour of the top-of-the-range Garmin cycling computer, which I carry in my hand or in a pouch. It is much more sturdy, has a much longer battery life, is much easier to upload data from, is easier to recharge, and has extra functionality, such as the thermometer.

I haven’t done the calcs as yet, but I felt I should mention a candidate for the RWVQ. I have forgotten its name (we had a few bottles a couple of weeks back), but it was a merlot that cost $2.37 per bottle. I rated it a 6/10 – not a great score under normal circumstances, but exceptional for the price.