Today’s biking

Metrics

  • Distance9.9 mi
  • Elevation+ 425 ft / -436 ft
  • Max Grade5.3%
  • Avg Grade0.4%
  • Total Duration01:02:25
  • Moving Time01:01:05
  • Stopped Time00:01:20
  • Max Speed20.9 mph
  • Avg Speed9.8 mph
  • VAM213 Vm/h
  • Ascent Time00:36:25
  • Descent Time00:24:40
  • Pace00:06:16
  • Moving Pace00:06:08
  • Max Heart Rate172 bpm
  • Min Heart Rate92 bpm
  • Avg Heart Rate130 bpm
  • HR Zone 100:11:55
  • HR Zone 200:10:59
  • HR Zone 300:11:01
  • HR Zone 400:08:49
  • HR Zone 500:01:27
  • Calories847

Reading/listening

I finished listening to Jodi Picoult’s small great things book. Everyone should read or listen to this powerful work of fiction that shares so much truth.

Biking, Photographing, Listening

Biking

2/11/22
2/12/22

Photographing

Listening

I continue to listen to Jodi Picoult’s wonderful book.

Book abstract from Amazon

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • With richly layered characters and a gripping moral dilemma that will lead readers to question everything they know about privilege, power, and race, Small Great Things is the stunning new page-turner from Jodi Picoult.

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

“[Picoult] offers a thought-provoking examination of racism in America today, both overt and subtle. Her many readers will find much to discuss in the pages of this topical, moving book.”—Booklist (starred review)

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?

Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy’s counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family—especially her teenage son—as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other’s trust, and come to see that what they’ve been taught their whole lives about others—and themselves—might be wrong.

With incredible empathy, intelligence, and candor, Jodi Picoult tackles race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassion—and doesn’t offer easy answers. Small Great Things is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her game.

Praise for Small Great Things

Small Great Things is the most important novel Jodi Picoult has ever written. . . . It will challenge her readers . . . [and] expand our cultural conversation about race and prejudice.”The Washington Post

“A novel that puts its finger on the very pulse of the nation that we live in today . . . a fantastic read from beginning to end, as can always be expected from Picoult, this novel maintains a steady, page-turning pace that makes it hard for readers to put down.”San Francisco Book Review

Today’s Biking, Photographing, and Listening

Biking

First time to get caught in heavy rain. Might want to buy a wetsuit.

Metrics

  • Distance10.2 mi
  • Elevation+ 452 ft / -443 ft
  • Max Grade5.1%
  • Avg Grade0.5%
  • Total Duration01:17:10
  • Moving Time01:03:41
  • Stopped Time00:13:29
  • Max Speed23.6 mph
  • Avg Speed9.6 mph
  • VAM232 Vm/h
  • Ascent Time00:35:34
  • Descent Time00:28:15
  • Pace00:07:32
  • Moving Pace00:06:13
  • Max Heart Rate164 bpm
  • Min Heart Rate84 bpm
  • Avg Heart Rate133 bpm
  • HR Zone 100:11:07
  • HR Zone 200:11:45
  • HR Zone 300:12:12
  • HR Zone 400:13:17
  • HR Zone 500:02:25
  • Calories921

Photographing

Listening

Today’s Biking, Photographing & Listening

Metrics:

  • Distance10.6 mi
  • Elevation+ 459 ft / -449 ft
  • Max Grade4.9%
  • Avg Grade0.5%
  • Total Duration01:15:15
  • Moving Time01:07:50
  • Stopped Time00:07:25
  • Max Speed26.8 mph
  • Avg Speed9.3 mph
  • VAM212 Vm/h
  • Ascent Time00:39:35
  • Descent Time00:28:15
  • Pace00:07:07
  • Moving Pace00:06:25
  • Max Heart Rate165 bpm
  • Min Heart Rate81 bpm
  • Avg Heart Rate126 bpm
  • HR Zone 100:09:10
  • HR Zone 200:12:32
  • HR Zone 300:09:37
  • HR Zone 400:04:45
  • HR Zone 500:00:30
  • Calories910

Photographs from today’s biking

What I’m listening to while biking

Book abstract from Amazon:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • With richly layered characters and a gripping moral dilemma that will lead readers to question everything they know about privilege, power, and race, Small Great Things is the stunning new page-turner from Jodi Picoult.
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
“[Picoult] offers a thought-provoking examination of racism in America today, both overt and subtle. Her many readers will find much to discuss in the pages of this topical, moving book.”—Booklist (starred review)
Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?
Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy’s counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family—especially her teenage son—as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other’s trust, and come to see that what they’ve been taught their whole lives about others—and themselves—might be wrong.
With incredible empathy, intelligence, and candor, Jodi Picoult tackles race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassion—and doesn’t offer easy answers. Small Great Things is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her game.
Praise for Small Great Things
Small Great Things is the most important novel Jodi Picoult has ever written. . . . It will challenge her readers . . . [and] expand our cultural conversation about race and prejudice.”The Washington Post
“A novel that puts its finger on the very pulse of the nation that we live in today . . . a fantastic read from beginning to end, as can always be expected from Picoult, this novel maintains a steady, page-turning pace that makes it hard for readers to put down.”San Francisco Book Review