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    Sticky: I have a similar length commute and it often...

    I have a similar length commute and it often takes me an hour and half to get home. Wind direction has a big affect. My fastest commute was just under an hour and my longest was about 2 hours. I love...
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    Sticky: Chilly 27 F and clear on this mornings commute. I...

    Chilly 27 F and clear on this mornings commute. I thought I overdressed with 5 layers on my upper body, but I was comfortable the whole way. I just opened my jacket a bit as I warmed up. It's now...
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    I've never seen another bike commuter and only...

    I've never seen another bike commuter and only rarely see pedestrians. It's sad but cars rule around here. My coworkers will hop in their cars and drive to the dairy queen less than a 1/4 mile from...
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    Sticky: Same here. My commute is 14-16 each way. Takes me...

    Same here. My commute is 14-16 each way. Takes me about 90 mins to get home. I think a 30 minute commute is a lot different than 90+ minute commute. I'm going to miss riding this week. I might try to...
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    Adminstrator for Auto Parts manufacturer. Our...

    Adminstrator for Auto Parts manufacturer. Our dept builds manufacturing equipment and plastic injection molds. I sit at a desk most of the day ordering everything from steel to ballpoint pens. Feels...
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    Sticky: Rode home yesterday and it was somewhat chilly...

    Rode home yesterday and it was somewhat chilly 30F. It wasn't bad when I got out of the wind. Had to stop about half way home and put my mittens on. Gloves just weren't cutting it. I wimped out today...
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    Not nearly that cold here, but I decided to drive...

    Not nearly that cold here, but I decided to drive today. Below zero is too cold for me and it's windy.
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    Rain and a crosswind this morning. Didn't mind...

    Rain and a crosswind this morning. Didn't mind the rain since it was 51 F. It was a good ride. I was literally singing in the rain.
  9. I've never seen another bike on my 15 mile...

    I've never seen another bike on my 15 mile commute. Wish I had some company somedays. I'm so slow I'm sure I would get passed often though. Don't care.
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    No ride today. Taking a break. I'm just worn out....

    No ride today. Taking a break. I'm just worn out. My commute is about 15 miles a day. It hasn't been terribly cold but I've been a lot more tired lately. My shoulders and neck are even sore after a...
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    50 F ride home Monday and 40 F ride into work...

    50 F ride home Monday and 40 F ride into work Tuesday. Great temps for December riding. Enjoying winter so far. I've been alternating with my motorcycle. I haven't seen another motorcycle on the road...
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    Only my second commute this week because of the...

    Only my second commute this week because of the snow and record lows. Took a longer scenic route of 18 miles. Temps were right around freezing. Beautful morning with almost no wind. Still looking for...
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    My first sub freezing commute this season. I felt...

    My first sub freezing commute this season. I felt comfortable most of the way to work. My feet got cold about 45 minutes into my 90 minute commute. I wore my work boots and two pairs of socks. I was...
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    Same here. Strong headwind this morning made me...

    Same here. Strong headwind this morning made me feel much slower if thats possible. My commute is pretty much north/south. I'll have a headwind going home too. My new larger volume cross tires...
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    14 miles home in the rain. Stopped to explore an...

    14 miles home in the rain. Stopped to explore an old abandoned house. Had to turn my headlight on the last few miles. Love the rain gear I purchased this year. What is it about riding in the rain...
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    Purchased my first cycling specific jacket and...

    Purchased my first cycling specific jacket and pants this year from Showers Pass and they are worth every penny. My commute is over an hour long. Some days its 2 hours because I'm really slow and...
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    Wasn't sure if I was going to ride today since...

    Wasn't sure if I was going to ride today since I'm recovering from a trail race this past weekend. Decided to pedal home after riding my motorcycle to work. The weather was perfect. Had a nice tail...
  18. I bought a cross check frame this year and love...

    I bought a cross check frame this year and love it. I went with mavic a719 wheels and deore hubs. Went alivio 3x8 speed drive train that has worked just fine. Alivio drive train didn't cost much a...
  19. Reading your posts has been excited to ride again...

    Reading your posts has been excited to ride again this winter. Last winter was my first for commuting. I've slowly build up my wardrobe over the last few years. Still need to find some warmer boots...
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    I recently replaced my failing wellgo flat pedals...

    I recently replaced my failing wellgo flat pedals with some cheap plastic pedals and I love them. They are silent and much lighter most pedals. The plastic pedals were only supposed to stay on the...
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    No bike commute the last couple of days because...

    No bike commute the last couple of days because my second job required me to travel. It's killing me. The weather here has been about perfect this week. Looking forward to a long commute home Friday....
  22. I have the same dilemma. 13 miles of boring...

    I have the same dilemma. 13 miles of boring highway or 15+ miles of hilly rural roads. I almost never take the same route twice in a week. I only take the highway when I'm in a rush or just plain...
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    Pleasant 16 mile commute into work this morning....

    Pleasant 16 mile commute into work this morning. Felt good. Yesterday coming home I was ran off the road by a pickup pulling 3 wagons of tobacco. He came up behind me in a sharp curve and never...
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    Humid windy ride into work. I swear it rains...

    Humid windy ride into work. I swear it rains everyday around here. We had the 3rd wettest Aug on record. Over 10" of rain. Last week my bike started creaking and popping. Finally narrowed it down to...
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    Front tire was flat after leaving my bike at work...

    Front tire was flat after leaving my bike at work overnight. I thought someone let the air out as a joke. I looked over the tire and couldn't find any damage. I pumped it up to about 60 psi which is...
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