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    This morning was a great commute. It was cool when I started getting ready, but left a bit later this morning giving the sun time to get a bit higher and it really helped warm things up. Went from 52 at the start of my ride to probably close to 60 degrees by the end.

    I also hit a great personal milestone today, finally breaking my goal of under 1 hour moving time on my commute! I felt fast today, particularly on my long flats and my big climb.

    I am really looking forward to the ride home. I hope to time it to see the sunset as I cross the Bridge...did this Wed and it was fantastic.

    Sad that this will be my last week where I will really have sun on my commute home (at least the first part of it) thanks to the end of daylights savings. Next week it will more or less be dark at the start of my ride. I guess the good news is it will be lighter a bit earlier.

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    Took the long way home today, adding an extra 7 km. I should do that more often...

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    I realized how dangerous those autumn leaves can be...

    I was going down a hill on my way to work. The light turned yellow, so I hit the brakes to stop. Well, it was a downhill. Yes, there were lots of leaves on the bike lane. Yes, I braked rather suddenly.

    The rear tyre skidded. I lost balance. It was magic that I didn't fall or crash. I was literally fishing around for several seconds before I managed to stop at the light.

    One of the newbie mistakes. I'm glad I didn't learn the lesson the hard way...
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    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    You commute 1.5 hours each way? In Maine? Man, you are one tough cyclist. I'm looking for a job and hope I can ride to it most or all of the time. But I don't crave a ride longer than 30 or 40 minutes, and the climate here is probably easier than it is there.
    Yes, our weather can get pretty brutal at times but generally close to the coast is somewhat milder with less snow. I used to have a 1 hour commute for years but ran out of work this summer and changed jobs and now its 1.5 hours one way. It does get pretty demanding sometimes but the worst part is the time suck. I am on the bike 3 hours per day and I have to allow that time or I couldn't do it. Its a challenge but still lots of fun. Best of luck in your job hunting and hope you find something soon. Being in the great city of NY, I'm sure you will find it.
    For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

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    Well guess what! I got an offer yesterday. A lot has to happen, so I don't have a bird in hand, but things are looking up. And it's very close to me. I can ride it. I could even walk it, though it would take a while.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    Well guess what! I got an offer yesterday. A lot has to happen, so I don't have a bird in hand, but things are looking up. And it's very close to me. I can ride it. I could even walk it, though it would take a while.
    Sweet! Hope it works out for you. Best of luck, keep us posted.
    For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

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    Will do. Thanks.

    I just checked. Google offers three routes, each of about three miles. The location is 60 Wall Street. Yes, that​ Wall Street.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    Fall is back: 3C/37F, wind coming down out of the North, but light apperead now that we changed our clocks.

    Yesterday I was up at an absurd hour to come into my office and get some things done....my commute (with absolutely no cars out) took 26 minutes, fasted ever I think.

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    It was a cold commute today with the temp reading 22 f degrees when I rode through town this am. There was no wind and the light was just starting to come up at five thirty due to the time change. It was a nice uneventful ride to work. My left thumb and right hand finger tips did get cold occasionally that was all I have for feeling the cold this am.

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    It was moderately cold this morning with an air temp of -5C (23F) with a wind chill (not accounting for travelling speed) of -11C (12F). It was very nice to not need lights to see the road given the change in time on the weekend. I was running a bit late otherwise I would have taken a few photos of the route.
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    The weather is holding up great, nice and dry, no studded tires yet and still on the road bike until it snows or freezes over. 23degF and a wind chill made things crispy but a nice ride in with the sun just coming up. I hit green lights almost exclusively this morning which is unusual.
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    Nice commute in today! The section of Rosecrans that has been diamond cut for weeks is now paved (no lane lines yet) so that's a huge improvement. No one tried to cut me off or anything else dangerous and a good temp at 61 Deg. F to start plus, with the end of daylight savings, it was starting to get light as I got to work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by droy45 View Post
    23degF and a wind chill made things crispy but a nice ride in with the sun just coming up.
    After my 16 mile commute, I was going to vent that Google Now was reporting that it as 39F outside when I got to the office. But after hearing that, now I'm feeling a little wimpy as a California cyclist. It did take a few minutes in a hot shower at the office to find my junk though.

    However, being reminded that we're back on standard time I'm a little worried that if I don't get out on time, I might need to have my lights on for the ride home. If that's the case I may be too discouraged to ride my commute until we're back on daylight time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    Well guess what! I got an offer yesterday. A lot has to happen, so I don't have a bird in hand, but things are looking up. And it's very close to me. I can ride it. I could even walk it, though it would take a while.
    Congrats!

    42F with a wicked headwind, but at least the roads have dried out enough for the some of the leaves to start blowing off the trail.
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    Another chilly but sunny morning. It was a bit brighter due to the time change. Had fun riding as usual. No close calls.

    Oh, but I did have one minor issue. I got my shoestring stuck between the chain and the chainring as I was about to stop at a light. I should probably thank God it didn't happen while I was pedalling away!
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    cold ... it seems that my tubes (23-622) can be affected by the temperature change from in the apartment to outside
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    Needed to visit the dry cleaners today, so doing the haul-in ride-home thing. End of savings time means first time this year I'll be using the light for actual lighting and not just traffic warning.

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    Temps are up a little, low 60'sF. So is the sun. It was a little light this morning, expect it to be getting to be twilight at the end of mt afternoon commute.
    As much as you paid for that Beemer [Mercedies, Audi, Escalade], I'm surprised it didn't come equipped with turn signals.

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    Stayed home today because of what's hopefully a short-term stomach bug. I've got a nice vacation planned for this weekend for which I'd like to be healthy.

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    -6° celcius with a little headwind. Very sunny, nice commute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanBlader View Post
    After my 16 mile commute, I was going to vent that Google Now was reporting that it as 39F outside when I got to the office. But after hearing that, now I'm feeling a little wimpy as a California cyclist. It did take a few minutes in a hot shower at the office to find my junk though.

    However, being reminded that we're back on standard time I'm a little worried that if I don't get out on time, I might need to have my lights on for the ride home. If that's the case I may be too discouraged to ride my commute until we're back on daylight time.
    I hear ya. Its always tough this time of year. I left my office at 5pm and it was dark. As I cruised along and made my way out of the city, it got darker and colder. Then it got really peaceful and really cold and quiet. It was 19 degF when I got home and my bride thought I was crazy. I took off my helmet and beanie and showed her a little sweat on my brow as I was huffing pretty hard getting away from a pack of stinky coyotes. More than likely they wouldn't bother me but I don't like all those eye balls in my headlights. It can get pretty cold at times but I usually still generate enough heat to sweat a little.
    For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

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    Awesome, both ways!
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    I love the first Monday after DST ends. I call it "Scare the crap out of drivers day".

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    Ride in was full day light, around 32 degrees, the ride home was dark and 38 F degrees. Why does the afternoon ride seem colder. Had a good ride both ways and pushed it a bit since I'm not riding tomorrow. Seems the darkness or cold kept everyone in.
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    Into the wind, not feeling so healthy, forgot to get tail light off the charger. There is a deer in this photo somewhere.


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