For the first day I took it very easy. Average temp was 85 degrees and Sunny. The ride started out with 4 miles of bike path. I passed a couple of bikers, then on to the streets. My GPS has a destination of her own, and kept advising me to go somewhere else. I had to check where I was supposed to go and dismount for intersections so often I never had a chance to get saddle sore. The main road I traveled today had three lanes each way with occasional merge ramps. I had to decide to cross the merging traffic by playing frogger or use the crosswalks. I let traffic make my choice. I took a break 2/3 of the way up one longish hill, and kept my heart rate under 165.
Joan met me at the Mission Park Regional Center where I ate, cooled off, rewatered dewatered, and planed for our next rendezvous. She drove on and I got 200 meters from the center when my tire blew seized up and I had my second UPD (unplanned dismount) of the day. I tried to call Joan on my cell phone, dialed Jose by mistake (sun glare). My cell phone battery died so I walked back to the Mission Park center and the nice people there let me use their phone. Joan picked me up and we called it a day.
I have no more spare tires or tubes for my 36″ wheel and I no longer trust the rim on my KH 36 Schlumpf. I still have my Oracle 36, and my Schlumpf 29. So tomorrow I will lick my wounds and try again.
Totals for the day: 14.1 miles at 9 mph, 680 ft assent, 350 decent.