Saturday, April 21, 2012

Pre Earth Day Night Ride

The western sky - taken in Greenfield at 5:27pm

With the sun setting a little late, the opportunity to ride out at night is just too good to pass. One could see the sky virtually cloud-free except for low-lying clouds out in the west. Civil Twilight ended at 6:33pm. By this time, the planet Jupiter is visible looking west. One could see the Big Dipper constellation, out in the northeast. It is positioned in such a way as if it is emptying it's contents. During this time of the year, old folks and farmers in San Mateo say that when the Big Dipper is positioned that way, the rainy season is about to begin. But with climate change, I guess it is unpredictable.
Instead of climbing Cardiac Hill, I decided to go the reverse route, took the Bgy Carmen - Hukay - Cardiac Hill clockwise loop. The first thing I noticed is the hot wind blasting at me like the draft from an oven. Is the Earth really warming up? Happy Earth Day tomorrow!

Sta Rosa City - alive and lit like fireflies
Bike Stats
04/21/2012 5:03 PM
Updated < 1 minute ago
Created by My Tracks on Android.
Total distance: 37.79 km (23.5 mi)
Total time: 2:30:16
Moving time: 2:19:34
Average speed: 15.09 km/h (9.4 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 16.25 km/h (10.1 mi/h)
Max speed: 43.37 km/h (27.0 mi/h)
Average pace: 3.98 min/km (6.4 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 3.69 min/km (5.9 min/mi)
Min pace: 1.38 min/km (2.2 min/mi)
Max elevation: 364 m (1195 ft)
Min elevation: 51 m (169 ft)
Elevation gain: 839 m (2752 ft)
Max grade: 10 %
Min grade: -18 %
Recorded: 04/21/2012 5:03 PM
Activity type: Mountain biking

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