Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   >

Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 1.37 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Tundra_Man
Forum: Commuting 06-22-17, 08:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 503
Posted By Tundra_Man
1. Remember that deciding to do it is harder than...

1. Remember that deciding to do it is harder than actually doing it. Once you're on the bike riding you'll likely think, "hey, this is no big deal!"

2. Don't set unrealistic goals when starting...
Forum: Commuting 06-22-17, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 165
Posted By Tundra_Man
I carried my floor pump in my backpack one day....

I carried my floor pump in my backpack one day. :thumb:

Although my reason was a little different: the previous day I had ridden my motorcycle to work. When I came out at the end of the day I...
Forum: Commuting 06-21-17, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 30,856
Posted By Tundra_Man
Rain this morning. Technically had a strong...

Rain this morning. Technically had a strong tailwind, but it was swirling around so much that my speed was constantly varying. On a whim I tried a slightly different route to the client's office.
Forum: Commuting 06-20-17, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 30,856
Posted By Tundra_Man
Great job getting back to it!

Great job getting back to it!
Forum: Commuting 06-19-17, 07:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,017
Posted By Tundra_Man
Disc on front too? Hope you don't have to deal...

Disc on front too? Hope you don't have to deal with cross winds. :)
Forum: Commuting 06-16-17, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 30,856
Posted By Tundra_Man
Today they re-opened a 1/2 mile stretch of the...

Today they re-opened a 1/2 mile stretch of the MUP that had been closed for a few months for repair, so I got to ride on the brand new pavement. In addition to new pavement without potholes and...
Forum: Commuting 06-14-17, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 30,856
Posted By Tundra_Man
Consecutive commute number 317: Warm, humid...

Consecutive commute number 317:

Warm, humid and windy. Had a big storm roll through last night so there were a lot of sticks and twigs down. One managed to get jammed in my spokes and rear...
Forum: Commuting 06-13-17, 02:27 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,065
Posted By Tundra_Man
I'm a bit late to the party, but what keeps me...

I'm a bit late to the party, but what keeps me motivated is setting a consecutive commute goal.

First, it was to see if I could go a whole month without driving to work. Once I hit that goal,...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-13-17, 02:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,308
Posted By Tundra_Man
Most calorie trackers like FitBits, bike...

Most calorie trackers like FitBits, bike computers, exercise equipment, etc estimate calories burned at an extremely higher rate than reality. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but there's no way...
Forum: Commuting 06-13-17, 09:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,017
Posted By Tundra_Man
When I'm rolling, my road bike is definitely...

When I'm rolling, my road bike is definitely faster than my hybrid by about 2-3 mph on average. However once I factor in traffic and other things that slow me down, the difference on a 10 mile...
Forum: Commuting 06-07-17, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 30,856
Posted By Tundra_Man
Rode my bicycle to the DMV to renew my driver's...

Rode my bicycle to the DMV to renew my driver's license. Just for the record, they don't a bike rack available.
Forum: Commuting 06-05-17, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 30,856
Posted By Tundra_Man
Thought I was just going to a client's office for...

Thought I was just going to a client's office for the day which was only 4 miles from home, so I wore my work clothes and rode slower to not sweat them up. That would save me the hassle of hauling...
Forum: Commuting 06-02-17, 06:28 AM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 30,856
Posted By Tundra_Man
Left for work extra early this morning because I...

Left for work extra early this morning because I have to make up some hours I missed yesterday due to my son's activities. Was riding my usual route on the MUP when I came across this:
...
Forum: Commuting 05-31-17, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 30,856
Posted By Tundra_Man
Only slept about two hours last night. Ugh. Rough...

Only slept about two hours last night. Ugh. Rough one. It was tempting to be lazy this morning, but I forced myself to get out and take the long way to work.

I rolled past the 600 mile mark for...
Forum: Commuting 05-30-17, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 30,856
Posted By Tundra_Man
After I got home Friday night I realized that I...

After I got home Friday night I realized that I was at 490 miles for the month of May. My previous best month ever was August of 2015 when I logged 533 miles. I figured out that if I rode a couple...
Forum: Commuting 05-26-17, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 30,856
Posted By Tundra_Man
A guy pulled up in the lane next to me at a stop...

A guy pulled up in the lane next to me at a stop light and rolled down his window. At first I thought he was going to yell at me, but instead he complimented me on my ability to keep up with traffic,...
Forum: Commuting 05-25-17, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 30,856
Posted By Tundra_Man
Did you buy your Icebreaker shirts from Amazon?...

Did you buy your Icebreaker shirts from Amazon? The reviews in that link aren't good, with lots of people stating they received just a plain cotton t-shirt.
Forum: Commuting 05-25-17, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 30,856
Posted By Tundra_Man
It's been about two months since I injured my...

It's been about two months since I injured my back and as a result I've been unable to run. Cycling doesn't seem to make my back any better or worse, so thankfully I've been able to continue riding....
Forum: Commuting 05-24-17, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 30,856
Posted By Tundra_Man
There are days when I'm thankful there is a...

There are days when I'm thankful there is a porta-potty north of the airport. Today was one of them.
...
Forum: Commuting 05-23-17, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 30,856
Posted By Tundra_Man
sunvalleylaw - Add me to the list of people...

sunvalleylaw - Add me to the list of people impressed. My commute isn't bad looking, but nothing like that.

Today was day 303. I had to swing by my church on the way to work to pick something up...
Forum: Commuting 05-19-17, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 30,856
Posted By Tundra_Man
National bike to work day. Here it's cold (45F),...

National bike to work day. Here it's cold (45F), rainy and extremely windy. I have a feeling it will be poorly attended.

Our local cycling organization really went all-out for bike to work day,...
Forum: Commuting 05-18-17, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 30,856
Posted By Tundra_Man
Today marks my 300th consecutive bicycle commute....

Today marks my 300th consecutive bicycle commute. The last time I drove to work was on Feb. 10th, 2016.

Lest I get too full of myself about this accomplishment, yesterday I met a guy here in town...
Forum: Commuting 05-16-17, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 30,856
Posted By Tundra_Man
Rode across town over lunch to a different...

Rode across town over lunch to a different client. Had an insecure person pass me and scream, "Get on the sidewalk!" It was a four lane road and there were no other vehicles around us. He was already...
Forum: Commuting 05-15-17, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 30,856
Posted By Tundra_Man
Because I'm old, I now have this song running...

Because I'm old, I now have this song running through my head:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBdFA6sI6-8
Forum: Commuting 05-15-17, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 30,856
Posted By Tundra_Man
This week is bike to work week, and our local...

This week is bike to work week, and our local cycling advocacy group has planned a ton of events and promotions. There's too many for me to hit them all, but I did a couple this morning.

First of...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:32 AM.