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Forum: Commuting 07-12-16, 05:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,055
Posted By metro2005
I agree with the topic starter. Summer is too hot...

I agree with the topic starter. Summer is too hot and humid to have a nice bikeride / bike commute and to make matters worse we get a lot of rain in the summere over here (The Netherlands). So you...
Forum: Commuting 06-03-16, 04:34 AM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 44,989
Posted By metro2005
Quite foggy and headwind but overall nice: ...

Quite foggy and headwind but overall nice:

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o153/metro2005/20160603_082007.jpg

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Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 05-31-16, 07:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,967
Posted By metro2005
My commute is a 30 mile round trip with some...

My commute is a 30 mile round trip with some pretty nasty steep bridges and viadutcts, flat areas with headwinds and some city riding. Average speed is around 14Mph.
Forum: Commuting 05-05-16, 01:53 AM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 44,989
Posted By metro2005
Yes its a beautifull piece of my commute,...

Yes its a beautifull piece of my commute, unfortunately its only about 10 minutes or so from the 60 minutes ride. The rest is all industrial zone and riding along the highways. To make matters...
Forum: Commuting 05-04-16, 01:23 AM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 44,989
Posted By metro2005
Very nice weather today, no wind, not too hot and...

Very nice weather today, no wind, not too hot and not too cold. Even better because its spring and everything starts to get green again:
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Forum: Commuting 02-18-16, 02:32 AM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 44,989
Posted By metro2005
This week finally not a lot of wind and no rain...

This week finally not a lot of wind and no rain but it was cold and clear. Perfect for riding the 15 miles to work on my bike and taking some nice pictures :
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Forum: Commuting 02-15-16, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 44,989
Posted By metro2005
15 miles of strong and freezing headwind. Not...

15 miles of strong and freezing headwind. Not very fun. Hope the ride home is better. At least it didnt rain.
Forum: Living Car Free 01-18-16, 04:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,322
Posted By metro2005
I live in the western part of the Netherlands in...

I live in the western part of the Netherlands in Europe and while we have an outstanding bikepath system its the weather that keeps me from being totally car free. It rains a LOT over here and when...
Forum: Commuting 12-14-15, 04:48 AM
Replies: 1,577
Views: 78,974
Posted By metro2005
augustgarage (CA) _________________ 8,556.8...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 8,556.8 (11,441.6 total) [198/198]
f1xedgear (NC) ____________________ 8,300 [200] 200-days goal achieved (12/11); any add'l is icin'
scroca (MT)...
Forum: Commuting 12-01-15, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 126,955
Posted By metro2005
Rain rain rain and more rain and ohyeah, 45 mile...

Rain rain rain and more rain and ohyeah, 45 mile an hour headwind. with gusts up to 50MPH which almost grinded my pace to standstill.
After almost an hour and a half of riding everything was...
Forum: Commuting 11-22-15, 03:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,508
Posted By metro2005
I have the same experience. Doesnt really matter...

I have the same experience. Doesnt really matter where i go but as long as its within a 15 mile radius i can bike as fast or faster then when i use public transport.
Waiting for the train or bus to...
Forum: Commuting 11-17-15, 01:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,857
Posted By metro2005
3 crashes in my whole bike commuting life. on 1...

3 crashes in my whole bike commuting life. on 1 crash i slipped when the road was covered in black ice just after the snow had gone, had major pain in my hip and wasnt able to bike for a weeks or so....
Forum: Commuting 11-17-15, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 126,955
Posted By metro2005
Stormy to say the least. Windgusts up to 60 mile...

Stormy to say the least. Windgusts up to 60 mile an hour and rain, o god the rain. I was soaked. There was no piece of clothing on my body that wasnt completely soaked. But on the positive side: I...
Forum: Living Car Free 10-26-15, 02:03 AM
Replies: 1,728
Views: 292,275
Posted By metro2005
This is such an awesome thread! I am slowly...

This is such an awesome thread!

I am slowly but surely getting rid of stuff and merging things to be multifunctional.

Last week i spent every evening copying my whole DVD collection onto a...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-22-15, 02:24 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 7,478
Posted By metro2005
That was my point also. And also dont forget...

That was my point also.

And also dont forget that is takes roughly 260 gallons of fuel to produce a car (in the case of a prius 320 gallons) to begin with and 6 to 35 tons of CO2 depending on the...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-21-15, 06:30 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 7,478
Posted By metro2005
So car drivers dont eat and breathe? I kinda...

So car drivers dont eat and breathe? I kinda miss that in the opening post. What is the EXTRA CO2 from someone riding a bike against someone who is driving a car.

Something similar was told to...
Forum: Commuting 07-13-15, 02:25 AM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 126,955
Posted By metro2005
Tailwind which was nice but it kept raining the...

Tailwind which was nice but it kept raining the whole time. Pretty wet when i got to work :(
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 04-27-15, 11:57 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 82,190
Posted By metro2005
Cleaned my hybrid, lubed the chain, removed last...

Cleaned my hybrid, lubed the chain, removed last winters' salt, re attached my fenders properly and did some minor adjustments.
Forum: Living Car Free 04-03-15, 02:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 851
Posted By metro2005
From what i understood is that parts of the...

From what i understood is that parts of the centre of paris will become car-free and diesel cars will be banned from the city entirely in 2020.
a lot of personal transport is done on two wheels in...
Forum: Commuting 02-05-15, 02:50 AM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 126,955
Posted By metro2005
Lots of snow, headwind. Could be better. Still...

Lots of snow, headwind. Could be better.
Still lots better than sitting in the monster traffic jam.
Forum: Commuting 02-02-15, 02:12 AM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 126,955
Posted By metro2005
Rain and hail while the weather forecast...

Rain and hail while the weather forecast predicted dry weather. But overall nice commute again. Not letting some rain and hail ruin my bikeride :D
Forum: Living Car Free 01-19-15, 04:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 948
Posted By metro2005
The Netherlands isn't car free but we do have a...

The Netherlands isn't car free but we do have a couple of car-free city centres in cities like Delft and Zwolle.
Forum: Commuting 11-27-14, 03:51 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 124,224
Posted By metro2005
Still pretty warm today, rode to work with 7...

Still pretty warm today, rode to work with 7 degrees celcius outside. Almost to warm for a jacket still and its almost Decembre. Im not complaining though.
Forum: Commuting 11-10-14, 02:11 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 124,224
Posted By metro2005
Commute this morning was a bit chilly but nice,...

Commute this morning was a bit chilly but nice, no wind, no rain and riding in the fall is beautifull. To bad the city i work has decided to break up a cycle path again. Nearly every cycle path there...
Forum: Living Car Free 09-01-14, 01:50 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 200,658
Posted By metro2005
Ashamed to say that i went from car-free to car...

Ashamed to say that i went from car-free to car lite again. The weather was killing me! rain, rain, hard wind and more rain. Arriving at the office soaking wet every day is not my idea of a good...
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