Sunday, May 25, 2014

Mountain Bike and TRAFFIC Run

In the morning, I mountain biked a trail with the intent of filming the ride with a GoPro. I was going to edit the footage for the grant writer of the town I teach in, but I discovered just before the ride that the battery was dead. Argh. Still, we rode the trails so I at least now know the route. I'll have to go back next week.

The ride was fun though. Nice to take the bike out for the first time this season. Fun to do every now and then for something different.

Mountain biked 6.0 miles @ 8.3 mph.
Mostly flat.
Upper 50s, partly cloudy.
Saucony Peregrine 3, shorts, long sleeved shirt, short sleeved shirt.

Later in the afternoon, I packed up the 3 weight fly rod and ran out to the salmon pool. And there was salmon! Only parr (babies) exist in this pool, but they're good catch and release fun.

Scoring details are still being worked out, but a rough draft is as follow: Points are scored based on mileage, fish species and size.

Mileage: Multiplied by 10. For example, a 15.4 mile run would yield 154 points for the run itself.

Fish species and size: Salmon and trout base points are 10 points. For every inch over 12 inches, an additional two points. In other words, any salmon or trout a foot or less is 10 points. If you landed a 15" brownie it would yield 16 points (10 point base, plus two points for each of the three inches over one foot = 16).

Smallmouth and largemouth bass have a 5 point base up to one foot, with the same point bonus for each inch over the base points that trout and salmon have.

Sunshfish are two points. No size bonuses.

Chubs are a half a point. Chubnobyles over a foot are one point. No incremental bonuses. Afterall, they're just chubs.

So today, yielded 67 points. The 3.7 mile run was worth 37 points. The three baby salmon were worth 30. But most importantly it was nice to know the salmon are back and active in the pool. Good fun for sure. Best sport ever.

I would have stayed longer but I moronically forgot the bug spray and the mosquitoes and black flies were horrendous. Stupid is as stupid does, I should have known better.

Ran 3.7 miles @ 9:50/mile pace.
Very hilly.
Lower 60s, partly cloudy.
Saucony Peregrine 3, shorts, long sleeved shirt, cap.

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