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Forum: Commuting 07-29-16, 06:46 AM
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Beautiful morning, 2nd day in a row with a breeze...

Beautiful morning, 2nd day in a row with a breeze from the north, weird for us here although I suppose it's got to come from somewhere, :lol: ! Beautiful sunny morning ride, cooler than expected,...
Forum: Commuting 07-28-16, 07:05 AM
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After June 30, my bike needed a couple of repairs...

After June 30, my bike needed a couple of repairs so I took some time off but then one week lead into 2 (plus the purchase of a new car) and then into 3 so after nearly 3.5 weeks, I'm finally back on...
Forum: Commuting 07-13-16, 11:24 AM
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I've been tempted to get one of those cool neck...

I've been tempted to get one of those cool neck wraps (or make one) for the really hot days but haven't done so yet.
Forum: Commuting 07-13-16, 07:20 AM
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Posted By jrickards
Last week, I started to do strength exercises and...

Last week, I started to do strength exercises and I didn't want that to interfere with cycling so I just didn't cycle and that continued to Monday so yesterday, I was back on my bike (but no strength...
Forum: Commuting 06-28-16, 04:35 AM
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Posted By jrickards
Another morning of commuting with the wife. She...

Another morning of commuting with the wife. She has a bit of a hill up to the bike rack area and gets winded on the way up but she's trying. A few more rides and she'll be up it lickity-split (and...
Forum: Commuting 06-27-16, 07:23 AM
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Posted By jrickards
Pleased to report that my wife commuted by bike...

Pleased to report that my wife commuted by bike today for the first time (ever! Proud of you honey!!). We drove to my workplace with our bikes on the back of our Jeep, took hers off and she rode 2km...
Forum: Commuting 06-24-16, 12:03 PM
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Posted By jrickards
Agreed, I have a new pair of (cheap, department...

Agreed, I have a new pair of (cheap, department store) glasses and I don't like the bottom frame but I have adjusted to them (some of the styles that I noticed TdF riders wore in previous years had...
Forum: Commuting 06-24-16, 09:01 AM
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Posted By jrickards
Are you saying that these ducks "took the lane"?...

Are you saying that these ducks "took the lane"? Did you yell at them to "get off the &%^$ bridge"? Did you tell them you pay bridge taxes and that they're just freeloaders?

Most importantly, did...
Forum: Commuting 06-24-16, 07:39 AM
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Posted By jrickards
Have you tried one of those cooling scarves? They...

Have you tried one of those cooling scarves? They are a tube made out of a cotton kerchief that is filled with diaper stuffing (do I really need to tell you it is unused stuffing?). Here's how to...
Forum: Commuting 06-24-16, 07:29 AM
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Posted By jrickards
Tired legs, could only do the 9km route this...

Tired legs, could only do the 9km route this morning but that's OK. It was a beautiful, hot (for me) morning ride, in bright sun.

Best commuting year ever, I've missed only 3 days since March 22,...
Forum: Commuting 06-23-16, 07:49 AM
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Posted By jrickards
It was 10C/59F, virtually windless, clear and...

It was 10C/59F, virtually windless, clear and sunny but early on in the ride, when behind hills or other sun blocks, it felt cooler but there was a lot of mist off nearby lakes and swamps. However,...
Forum: Commuting 06-22-16, 09:59 AM
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Posted By jrickards
This past Saturday evening and Sunday morning, we...

This past Saturday evening and Sunday morning, we had a very, very strong wind storm and on Sunday morning, I noticed a number of trees and large branches that had toppled over or broken off. By...
Forum: Commuting 06-22-16, 07:42 AM
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Posted By jrickards
It was a nice commute in. It started with heavy...

It was a nice commute in. It started with heavy clouds, possibly carrying rain, in the west with a wind from the west but as the commute progressed, the clouds gradually disappeared and I was riding...
Forum: Commuting 06-21-16, 07:06 AM
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Posted By jrickards
Nice cool 9C/48F but sunny start to the day, it...

Nice cool 9C/48F but sunny start to the day, it has already warmed up to 13C/55F and promises to be a nice afternoon. I took it easy riding today, felt a bit tired and there was a mild headwind for...
Forum: Commuting 06-20-16, 10:22 AM
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Posted By jrickards
No, I'm not put off, I'm looking forward to the...

No, I'm not put off, I'm looking forward to the opportunity. We have mosquitoes too plus what we call blackflies (in May to mid-June) and Deerflies and Horseflies. Deerflies are smaller versions of...
Forum: Commuting 06-20-16, 07:27 AM
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Posted By jrickards
What is normal for Sweden at this time? I was...

What is normal for Sweden at this time? I was hoping to tour through part of Sweden at about this time of year.
Forum: Commuting 06-20-16, 07:15 AM
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Posted By jrickards
I was at the camp (cottage) this weekend and...

I was at the camp (cottage) this weekend and didn't ride but it hit 32C/90F on both days of the weekend here in Sudbury. I was soaking wet, oh, wait, that's cause I was in the lake, never mind.
Forum: Commuting 06-20-16, 07:11 AM
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Posted By jrickards
My Conti Touring front tire did something similar...

My Conti Touring front tire did something similar last year while I was on a charity ride but I had to finish the 90km because I had no other tire or the other option was to quit.
Forum: Commuting 06-20-16, 07:09 AM
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Posted By jrickards
Whew, this weekend was hot and I'm glad that I...

Whew, this weekend was hot and I'm glad that I was able to spend it at the lake, rather than on the road on my bike. Both days reached 32C/90F but breezy and dry.

This morning, however, was...
Forum: Commuting 06-17-16, 09:33 AM
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Posted By jrickards
Yesterday's goal was to ride 100km so I rode 50km...

Yesterday's goal was to ride 100km so I rode 50km in the morning on the way to work and then reverse the route for the commute home. Each took about 2.5hrs elapsed time so I was in the saddle for...
Forum: Commuting 06-16-16, 07:25 AM
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Posted By jrickards
Beautiful morning, warm, sunny with a slight...

Beautiful morning, warm, sunny with a slight breeze. I'm riding 100km/61mi today to raise money for the Sick Kids Foundation, part of my 1,000km for the month of June. This morning's 50.2km was very...
Forum: Commuting 06-15-16, 12:40 PM
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Posted By jrickards
Uh, USA Track and Field?

Uh, USA Track and Field?
Forum: Commuting 06-15-16, 12:18 PM
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Posted By jrickards
Multiple routes on one map

A few friends and I are thinking about the concept of commuter bike trains (but probably not what you're thinking I mean by that) which is where one person takes their normal route to work (or home)...
Forum: Commuting 06-15-16, 11:41 AM
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Posted By jrickards
Hey noglider, sorry to hear of the loss of your...

Hey noglider, sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, it's always tough when a parent passes away.
Forum: Commuting 06-15-16, 09:32 AM
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Posted By jrickards
It was an awesome ride in this morning. I felt...

It was an awesome ride in this morning. I felt nice and relaxed, rode 44.3km/27.5mi and wasn't pushing myself and finished with an average rate of 24.3kmh which I am happy with considering that I was...
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