Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 55 of 150 FirstFirst ... 545535455565765105 ... LastLast
Results 1,351 to 1,375 of 3745
  1. #1351
    Senior Member jrickards's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Sudbury, ON, CA
    My Bikes
    2002 Norco Bigfoot, 2012 KHS Tempe, 1988 Bianchi Strada, 2012 Kona Sutra
    Posts
    1,870
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Another sunny, warm but humid ride in, 17C/63F with an afternoon high of 26C/79F and more sun. Felt muscle tired so I figured the ride would be relatively slow, especially with a mild headwind for part of it, however, it was just off my record time for this year by about 1 minute so it wasn't bad at all.
    Yeah, I've been thinking about it and I've come to the conclusion that being an adult isn't going to work for me.

  2. #1352
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    near Charlotte, North Carolina
    My Bikes
    Trek 5000 TCT
    Posts
    476
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Back to office after 3 days off, but I did manage to do a leisure commute at least once per day. Saturday was a ride to some open space trails for a run. Sunday was a ride to the movie theater. And Monday was a ride into town to meet a friend for a run.

    Saturday and Sunday were low humidity and beautiful. Yesterday and today the heat and higher humidity are back.

  3. #1353
    ouate de phoque dramiscram's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    St-CÚsaire, Qc, Canada
    My Bikes
    Bianchi, Nakamura,Suteki, escapade 10 speed, 1973 CCM Elan
    Posts
    1,708
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Cold and wet, 8░ celcius and rain. Big northern headwind, it felt like a november morning.
    It should get better tomorrow
    Originally Posted by Leebo
    Headwind is like a hill without a soul. Just gear down and suffer.
    Quote Originally Posted by jrickards View Post
    Headwinds are hills dipped in evil!
    Tabarnac de vent!!!

  4. #1354
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Lancaster, PA, USA
    My Bikes
    2012 Trek Allant
    Posts
    1,629
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    First ride in since last Monday. Felt good! I'm amazed as to how much difference my new tires (Conti Gatorskin) make. I'm consistently in one or two gears higher than I normally am.

    Had two MGIF drivers passing me while approaching red lights.

    It was cool but humid (65F, 68% humidity). I'm going to have to start packing the unscented wipes again.

  5. #1355
    Senior Member ill.clyde's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Milwaukee
    My Bikes
    2012 Kona Jake, 2009 Trek 1.2, 1997 Trek 6700
    Posts
    2,037
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Back to work after a four day weekend ... a couple of rides with my kids over the weekend, but nothing substantive in terms of miles.

    Fastest to work commute ever today. Sunny, 69, humid as heck ... and very little wind. I wore a long sleeve tech shirt under a tech t-shirt and it wasn't really needed. Seems like it was only a couple of weeks ago when I was layered up and complaining about cold. Oh that's right, because I was! Was just a beautiful morning and a much needed ride

  6. #1356
    Senior Member arsprod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Indianapolis
    My Bikes
    Basso Coral, Cannondale H400, Giant ATX 760
    Posts
    931
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Cool and humid, expecting thunderstorms this afternoon. Did a long mountain bike ride yesterday so rolling on pavement was a real treat. Stopped to change a tube for another commuter so hopefully garnered some commuting karma for the week
    I'm slow, go around

  7. #1357
    Senior Member Ky_Rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Kentucky
    My Bikes
    Surly Cross Check
    Posts
    99
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Warmest morning commute this year. 71F and humid. Legs were tired from yesterdays 42 mile ride, but I made good time. I was going to take the motorcycle this morning until I realized I left the motorcycle at work last week. Glad I did. Feels good to start the day with a ride on my bicycle.

  8. #1358
    Senior Member Allycat24's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Bethesda, MD
    My Bikes
    All-City Space Horse, Trek 5000 WSD
    Posts
    158
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Getting humid - just my kind of weather. The scents of honeysuckle and wild rose were intoxicating!

  9. #1359
    Super Moderator making's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Indiana
    My Bikes
    Road bike
    Posts
    2,525
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    70F and muggy. Suppose to be mid 80's by the time I get off work. Cant wait...There is a private college the girls track team often runs in the bike lane on my way home. I am ok with that.
    Good Night Chesty, Wherever You Are

  10. #1360
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Lancaster, PA, USA
    My Bikes
    2012 Trek Allant
    Posts
    1,629
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Severe thunderstorms currently rolling their way over the office. It looks like I'll be here for the next 10-15 minutes riding the storm out.

  11. #1361
    Senior Member PatrickGSR94's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Memphis TN area
    Posts
    4,189
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ugh I have GOT to stop going to bed so late! Woke up at 5, didn't feel up to it. So I took the bike to work on my car and intended to ride home. Got caught up in work and couldn't get out until after 5 so I put the bike back on the car and drove home. Sucks because despite the rain today and tonight, it was super nice during the 5 pm hour. Would have been a real nice ride home.
    2011 Felt Z85 105 | Ultegra | KMC | Selle Italia | Vuelta | Topeak
    90's-ish KHS Alite 1000 MTB, *hybridized*

  12. #1362
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Posts
    828
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    70F / 21C muggy is about the right word. Lot's of bikes out on the ride home from work last night. I counted 8 at one stoplight.

  13. #1363
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Merrimac , MA
    Posts
    395
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The commute this morning was wet. It is a light mist to spitting outside so I rode to work anyway. I used my dh's yankees cap to keep the water off my glasses. The glasses were not being rained on but yet they were wet so I had to look over them to see.

  14. #1364
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    near Charlotte, North Carolina
    My Bikes
    Trek 5000 TCT
    Posts
    476
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    71F and 82% humidity. Not too bad as long as I am moving and creating a breeze. I rode a bit slower in hopes to not get as sweaty, but I'm not sure it helped any.

    This afternoon's ride home may be a good day to add some miles on for fun...

  15. #1365
    Senior Member ill.clyde's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Milwaukee
    My Bikes
    2012 Kona Jake, 2009 Trek 1.2, 1997 Trek 6700
    Posts
    2,037
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    No commute this morning, daughter has a softball game tonight.

    However, had a first on yesterday's commute. It went from 69 degrees yesterday morning to 53 degrees and rain yesterday afternoon. Slipped my rain jacket on before I left for home, had a nicely paced ride into downtown ... and when I got downtown, I looked to my left and on my left arm was a splotch of bird crap. Never had been shat on while riding. So I grabbed my water bottle, squirted the offending material off and kept pedaling.

  16. #1366
    ouate de phoque dramiscram's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    St-CÚsaire, Qc, Canada
    My Bikes
    Bianchi, Nakamura,Suteki, escapade 10 speed, 1973 CCM Elan
    Posts
    1,708
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Cold, wet, windy.
    Originally Posted by Leebo
    Headwind is like a hill without a soul. Just gear down and suffer.
    Quote Originally Posted by jrickards View Post
    Headwinds are hills dipped in evil!
    Tabarnac de vent!!!

  17. #1367
    rugged individualist wphamilton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Alpharetta, GA
    My Bikes
    Nashbar Road
    Posts
    6,551
    Mentioned
    23 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It's in the mid-80's here, which is in my comfort zone, and humidity 85% on up which I still can't get used to. I've been suffering a sore throat for a couple of days, and maybe a touch of fever, but I logged one of my faster commutes at 19 mph. I have a theory about that. Your overall time isn't impacted by how fast you can go, but is normally dictated by how long you spend at lower speeds. Since I'm on a MUP partially and stretches of lower speed are unavoidable, this naturally boxes me in to a certain range. So in reality, plus or minus one or two mph within the range depends almost completely on how many times I slow down for pedestrians, slow cyclists etc. So I think that my faster commute was just due to a little relaxing of judgment from feeling under the weather. Mea culpa. One more thing to adjust for, that I hadn't really considered before.

  18. #1368
    Senior Member PatrickGSR94's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Memphis TN area
    Posts
    4,189
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by essiemyra View Post
    The commute this morning was wet. It is a light mist to spitting outside so I rode to work anyway. I used my dh's yankees cap to keep the water off my glasses. The glasses were not being rained on but yet they were wet so I had to look over them to see.
    I hate that misting crap. I'd rather it just rain than be misting all over the place.
    2011 Felt Z85 105 | Ultegra | KMC | Selle Italia | Vuelta | Topeak
    90's-ish KHS Alite 1000 MTB, *hybridized*

  19. #1369
    Senior Member ill.clyde's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Milwaukee
    My Bikes
    2012 Kona Jake, 2009 Trek 1.2, 1997 Trek 6700
    Posts
    2,037
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by wphamilton View Post
    It's in the mid-80's here, which is in my comfort zone, and humidity 85% on up which I still can't get used to. I've been suffering a sore throat for a couple of days, and maybe a touch of fever, but I logged one of my faster commutes at 19 mph. I have a theory about that. Your overall time isn't impacted by how fast you can go, but is normally dictated by how long you spend at lower speeds. Since I'm on a MUP partially and stretches of lower speed are unavoidable, this naturally boxes me in to a certain range. So in reality, plus or minus one or two mph within the range depends almost completely on how many times I slow down for pedestrians, slow cyclists etc. So I think that my faster commute was just due to a little relaxing of judgment from feeling under the weather. Mea culpa. One more thing to adjust for, that I hadn't really considered before.
    I've noticed the same thing on my commute ... I think that's largely a "metropolitan" issue though

  20. #1370
    Senior Member arsprod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Indianapolis
    My Bikes
    Basso Coral, Cannondale H400, Giant ATX 760
    Posts
    931
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Muggy's the word it seems! Had to go to the dentist again so added 10 miles to the morning, which was fine until the ride to the office. City must have sprayed dumbass mist last night for anyone who goes to work after 9a. Wake up people!
    I'm slow, go around

  21. #1371
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Lancaster, PA, USA
    My Bikes
    2012 Trek Allant
    Posts
    1,629
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Got soaked on the ride home last night. It was still fun. The new Gatorskins didn't feel confident in the rain once I got over 25mph, but the slight crosswind may have had something to do with that.

    A little humid again this morning, but not too hot. It's the same forecast as yesterday. It's supposed to cool down a lot tonight and be in the 60s the rest of the week.

  22. #1372
    Senior Member groovestew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Edmonton, AB
    My Bikes
    2012 Surly Disc Trucker custom build, 2009 Kona Jake the Snake, 198? Bianchi road bike, 2012 Scott OTG-20
    Posts
    1,282
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Very light rain for the morning ride in. Clipped a fender to the back of the fixie and away I went.

  23. #1373
    Senior Member MEversbergII's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Lexington Park, Maryland
    My Bikes
    2012 Schwinn Trailway, Early 70's All Pro, Trek 1200
    Posts
    1,052
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Cooler this morning due to last night's rain. Might rain on the way home. Don't mind it, after last winter, though.

    M.

  24. #1374
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Lancaster, PA, USA
    My Bikes
    2012 Trek Allant
    Posts
    1,629
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice ride home today. Only had to wait 5-10 minutes for the rain to pass. Due to my late start, I met up with a fellow Bike Forums member (@FalconRider54) on the way home. It was nice to talk to someone, but I'm not used to riding with others. I unintentionally left him in the dust a few times.
    Last edited by spivonious; 05-28-14 at 05:59 PM.

  25. #1375
    Senior Member PatrickGSR94's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Memphis TN area
    Posts
    4,189
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well shoot, without thinking I took a company laptop home to do some work this evening. Have no way to carry it back on the bike in the morning so looks like there will be no commuting at all this week.
    2011 Felt Z85 105 | Ultegra | KMC | Selle Italia | Vuelta | Topeak
    90's-ish KHS Alite 1000 MTB, *hybridized*

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •