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    I drove in today!!!!



    Some days it just happens!

    My commute home last night was very unenjoyable due to heavy and aggressive traffic. I also am a bit beat up from life in general. So at 03:30 this morning with the musical sounds of my alarm clock in the background, I made an executive decision. I opted to 'Toyota' it in to work today.

    I do expect to take a little ride tomorrow though, and then commute in to work for the night shift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cranky old dude View Post


    Some days it just happens!

    My commute home last night was very unenjoyable due to heavy and aggressive traffic. I also am a bit beat up from life in general. So at 03:30 this morning with the musical sounds of my alarm clock in the background, I made an executive decision. I opted to 'Toyota' it in to work today.

    I do expect to take a little ride tomorrow though, and then commute in to work for the night shift.
    Whoa! You're working swing shifts?

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    Your entitled to drive when you want to .
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    My motivation for riding in to work wained about the end of Sept - and it's less than 2 miles away and mostly on a MUP. Boy am I a slug.
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    Tomorrow's weather is supposed to be beautiful--sunny & warm. I hope you enjoy it
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    Quote Originally Posted by cranky old dude View Post
    Some days it just happens!
    I've been doing it a lot lately; the winds are just too unpredictable right now. Today would have been great, but yesterday would have been miserable: light headwind on the way in, but 20+MPH headwind coming home. After 8 hours on my feet, the last thing I want is to have to fight a headwind that will keep me nearly sitting still during the climb.

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    Oh, the shame........

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    I did the same thing. There was light rain, with more rain and a blasting north wind from an arriving front in the forecast, plus I had shopping I needed to do, so after riding to work the other four days this week, I drove my Toyota (Tacoma), too. Yesterday was my 145th bike ride to work this year.
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    Dang! And the weather was so nice today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsl View Post
    Dang! And the weather was so nice today.

    Louis: You don't want to know the kind of shifts Cranky works.
    Brutal. I can see why he wants to GTFO of there.

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    Have a lad at work that commutes 5 miles into work Everyday. Doesn't matter what the weather and he will be travelling by bike. I know its only 5 miles and he is young but I do pity him some mornings as I drive past him in the car and it is pouring down with rain and I can see him struggling into the headwind.

    But if he kept his bike cleaner- I might offer him a lift on those bad days- but I don't want to risk him soaking the passenger seat with the amount of mud up his back. (No mudguards)

    And I know he enjoys cycling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doctor j View Post
    Oh, the shame........
    I know.

    So for my pennance I rode 37 miles along the lakeshore earlier today, 5 miles into work this evening, and I'll tool around a bit in the morning on the way home. Ya think maybe 20 miles or so would be a suficient punishment?!?! (remember, I will have been at work for 12.5 hours before the ride and I got up at 09:00 a.m. this morning...no nap).

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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    Have a lad at work that commutes 5 miles into work Everyday. Doesn't matter what the weather and he will be travelling by bike. I know its only 5 miles and he is young but I do pity him some mornings as I drive past him in the car and it is pouring down with rain and I can see him struggling into the headwind.

    But if he kept his bike cleaner- I might offer him a lift on those bad days- but I don't want to risk him soaking the passenger seat with the amount of mud up his back. (No mudguards)

    And I know he enjoys cycling.
    Almost sounds like an opportunity for you with the tandem there. Just thinking out loud...

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