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Old 01-05-12, 10:42 AM   #51
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PS: Funky SM - nice to see you back on the boards. Hope you are recovering from your accident and are back in the saddle soon.
Thanks, man. I updated my stats about twice a week. I am back on the bike, though up to now I've only been riding the stationary trainer and a couple of 20-30 mile rides on the weekends. My wife doesn't want me to go back to commuting for several reasons, but she said I was welcome to ride every morning before work if I wanted to. (what the difference is, I don't know!)

As soon as I get over this ear infection, I plan on riding 13-15 miles every morning I can. It will require me moving my work schedule back an hour, but hey, I need to ride, you know?
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Old 01-05-12, 12:46 PM   #52
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planning to finally commute tomorrow
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Old 01-05-12, 07:44 PM   #53
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I'd better go for top billing while I can. This MN winter has been one for the record book regarding the steady long-distance commuting. :-)

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Aboatguy____________ 54.27 (54. 27 total)
AlmostTrick (IL)________48.24
Truman (NoTX)________44.0
JeffPoulin (FR/CH)_____41.7 (62.7 total)
SamChevre(VA/RVA)___37.5 (47 total)
Mechanova(MI)________34.8 (34.8 total)
Medic Zero (WA)_______29.5 (30.2 total)
El Gigante (So CAL)___24.85
toddles ______________19.8
ROJA (CA)____________19.0 (64 total)
Iron Chef (NJ)_________39 total
JeanSeb (AB, Can)_____14.54 (17.44 total)
phx1973______________10
scaryseth (OR)________ 9.5
scoatw_______________9
Andy_K______________7.1 (7.1 total)
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Old 01-05-12, 08:07 PM   #54
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Mechanova(MI)________52.6 (52.6 total)
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JeffPoulin (FR/CH)_____41.7 (62.7 total)
SamChevre(VA/RVA)___37.5 (47 total)
Medic Zero (WA)_______29.5 (30.2 total)
El Gigante (So CAL)___24.85
toddles ______________19.8
ROJA (CA)____________19.0 (64 total)
Iron Chef (NJ)_________39 total
JeanSeb (AB, Can)_____14.54 (17.44 total)
phx1973______________10
scaryseth (OR)________ 9.5
scoatw_______________9
Andy_K______________7.1 (7.1 total)
ThermionicScott______ 0.0 (70 total)
The Chemist (China)____0 (48 total)
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gecho (SK, Can)_______0.0 (18 total)
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Old 01-05-12, 08:38 PM   #55
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phx1973______________31.94 (34.4 total)
Medic Zero (WA)_______29.5 (30.2 total)
El Gigante (So CAL)___24.85
toddles ______________19.8
ROJA (CA)____________19.0 (64 total)
Iron Chef (NJ)_________39 total
JeanSeb (AB, Can)_____14.54 (17.44 total)
scaryseth (OR)________ 9.5
scoatw_______________9
Andy_K______________7.1 (7.1 total)
ThermionicScott______ 0.0 (70 total)
The Chemist (China)____0 (48 total)
thenomad ___________ 0.0
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Old 01-05-12, 10:49 PM   #56
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Medic Zero (WA)_______29.5 (30.2 total)
El Gigante (So CAL)___24.85
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ROJA (CA)____________19.0 (64 total)
Iron Chef (NJ)_________39 total
JeanSeb (AB, Can)_____14.54 (17.44 total)
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scoatw_______________9
Andy_K______________7.1 (7.1 total)
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thenomad ___________ 0.0
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Old 01-05-12, 11:29 PM   #57
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More joyriding today. Hoping to commute tomorrow.

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El Gigante (So CAL)___24.85
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Andy_K______________7.1 (7.1 total)
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Old 01-05-12, 11:32 PM   #58
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Medic Zero (WA)_______29.5 (30.2 total)
El Gigante (So CAL)___24.85
toddles ______________19.8
ROJA (CA)____________19.0 (64 total)
Iron Chef (NJ)_________39 total
JeanSeb (AB, Can)_____14.54 (17.44 total)
scaryseth (OR)________ 9.5
scoatw_______________9
Andy_K______________7.1 (7.1 total)
ThermionicScott______ 0.0 (85 total)
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Old 01-06-12, 02:26 AM   #59
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Iron Chef (NJ)_________39 total
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Andy_K______________7.1 (7.1 total)
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El Gigante (So CAL)___24.85
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JeanSeb (AB, Can)_____14.54 (17.44 total)
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El Gigante (So CAL)___24.85
toddles ______________19.8
ROJA (CA)____________19.0 (64 total)
Iron Chef (NJ)_________39 total
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Aboatguy____________ 70.95 (70.95 total)
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Truman (NoTX)________44.0
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SamChevre(VA/RVA)___37.5 (47 total)
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El Gigante (So CAL)___24.85
toddles ______________19.8
ROJA (CA)____________19.0 (64 total)
Iron Chef (NJ)_________39 total
JeanSeb (AB, Can)_____14.54 (17.44 total)
scaryseth (OR)________ 9.5
scoatw_______________9
Andy_K______________7.1 (7.1 total)
ThermionicScott______ 0.0 (85 total)
thenomad ___________ 0.0
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Old 01-06-12, 06:59 AM   #63
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Well my stint at the top didn't last very long, and I'm topped by a cyclist from Minnesota at that. Must be a mild winter up there.

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Tarwheel (NC)_________121 (174 total)
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The Chemist (China)____88.3 (136.2 total)
K'Tesh (OR)___________79.2
Aboatguy____________ 70.95 (70.95 total)
Mechanova(MI)________52.6 (52.6 total)
Nashvillwill (NorCal)_____49.0
AlmostTrick (IL)________48.24
Truman (NoTX)________44.0
JeffPoulin (FR/CH)_____41.7 (62.7 total)
Medic Zero (WA)_______43.4 (44.1 total)
SamChevre(VA/RVA)___37.5 (47 total)
phx1973______________31.94 (34.4 total)
El Gigante (So CAL)___24.85
toddles ______________19.8
ROJA (CA)____________19.0 (64 total)
Iron Chef (NJ)_________39 total
JeanSeb (AB, Can)_____14.54 (17.44 total)
scaryseth (OR)________ 9.5
scoatw_______________9
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ThermionicScott______ 0.0 (85 total)
thenomad ___________ 0.0
gecho (SK, Can)_______0.0 (18 total)
thomasbrock__________0.0 (.9 total)
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Old 01-06-12, 08:06 AM   #64
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The Chemist (China)____88.3 (136.2 total)
K'Tesh (OR)___________79.2
Aboatguy____________ 70.95 (70.95 total)
Mechanova(MI)________52.6 (52.6 total)
Nashvillwill (NorCal)_____49.0
AlmostTrick (IL)________48.24
Truman (NoTX)________44.0
JeffPoulin (FR/CH)_____41.7 (62.7 total)
Medic Zero (WA)_______43.4 (44.1 total)
SamChevre(VA/RVA)___37.5 (47 total)
phx1973______________31.94 (34.4 total)
El Gigante (So CAL)___24.85
toddles ______________19.8
ROJA (CA)____________19.0 (64 total)
Iron Chef (NJ)_________39 total
JeanSeb (AB, Can)_____14.54 (17.44 total)
scaryseth (OR)________ 9.5
idc (VA/DC) __________ 9 (52 total)
scoatw_______________9
Andy_K______________7.1 (7.1 total)
ThermionicScott______ 0.0 (85 total)
thenomad ___________ 0.0
gecho (SK, Can)_______0.0 (18 total)
thomasbrock__________0.0 (.9 total)
sedrules _____________0.0 (21.75 total)
cooker (Can)__________ 0.0 (0.0 total)

Jumping the gun a bit since I'm at work and more miles will be added homebound but just wanted to get above 0.
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The Chemist (China)____88.3 (136.2 total)
K'Tesh (OR)___________79.2
Aboatguy____________ 70.95 (70.95 total)
Mechanova(MI)________52.6 (52.6 total)
Nashvillwill (NorCal)_____49.0
AlmostTrick (IL)________48.24
Truman (NoTX)________44.0
Medic Zero (WA)_______43.4 (44.1 total)
SamChevre(VA/RVA)___37.5 (47 total)
phx1973______________31.94 (34.4 total)
El Gigante (So CAL)___24.85
toddles ______________19.8
ROJA (CA)____________19.0 (64 total)
Iron Chef (NJ)_________39 total
JeanSeb (AB, Can)_____14.54 (17.44 total)
scaryseth (OR)________ 9.5
idc (VA/DC) __________ 9 (52 total)
scoatw_______________9
Andy_K______________7.1 (7.1 total)
ThermionicScott______ 0.0 (85 total)
thenomad ___________ 0.0
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The Chemist (China)____88.3 (136.2 total)
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Aboatguy____________ 70.95 (70.95 total)

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Mechanova(MI)________52.6 (52.6 total)
Nashvillwill (NorCal)_____49.0
AlmostTrick (IL)________48.24
Truman (NoTX)________44.0
Medic Zero (WA)_______43.4 (44.1 total)
SamChevre(VA/RVA)___37.5 (47 total)
phx1973______________31.94 (34.4 total)
El Gigante (So CAL)___24.85
toddles ______________19.8
ROJA (CA)____________19.0 (64 total)
JeanSeb (AB, Can)_____14.54 (17.44 total)
scaryseth (OR)________ 9.5
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Just want to make sure I'm doing this right. Are people who are putting the total in parentheses using the first number (not in parentheses) to indicate weekly commuting mileage and the "total" number in parentheses to indicate yearly total? Not clever enough to figure out the protocol by following the example, I'm afraid.

It's my first year trying to commute through the winter and I am loving it! Got myself an old mountain bike that I've made into a winter commuter, studded tires being a confidence-building addition. I'm a teacher whose schedule varies a bit depending on the day. We work on an 8 day cycle, and 4 of those 8 days I have no first period class, meaning I don't have to be there and showered until 9:10. I can do my 24 mile (round trip) commute and shower at the gym if I leave by about 7:30 or 7:40. I could get up early and commute the other days, but that would mean missing breakfast with my family, and since that's sometimes our only meal together, I'm not willing to do it. Still, I find myself waking up early sometimes, and instead of saying, "Oh, damn. It's 5:30. I only have another 45 minutes to sleep.", I think, "Oh good! In just two hours, I'll be on my bike!"

Hoping to continue to produce miles to post. Happy and safe commuting to all!

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Old 01-06-12, 08:45 PM   #74
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Just want to make sure I'm doing this right. Are people who are putting the total in parentheses using the first number (not in parentheses) to indicate weekly commuting mileage and the "total" number in parentheses to indicate yearly total? Not clever enough to figure out the protocol by following the example, I'm afraid.
That's how I understand it.

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It's my first year trying to commute through the winter and I am loving it! Got myself an old mountain bike that I've made into a winter commuter, studded tires being a confidence-building addition. I'm a teacher whose schedule varies a bit depending on the day. We work on an 8 day cycle, and 4 of those 8 days I have no first period class, meaning I don't have to be there and showered until 9:10. I can do my 24 mile (round trip) commute and shower at the gym if I leave by about 7:30 or 7:40. I could get up early and commute the other days, but that would mean missing breakfast with my family, and since that's sometimes our only meal together, I'm not willing to do it. Still, I find myself waking up early sometimes, and instead of saying, "Oh, damn. It's 5:30. I only have another 45 minutes to sleep.", I think, "Oh good! In just two hours, I'll be on my bike!"

Hoping to continue to produce miles to post. Happy and safe commuting to all!
It's also my first winter of commuting and I already got into mechanical problems after only one day this year. But it was fun and challenging as the roads were quite varied from slushy to icy to snow covered rut.
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