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    Sticky: awesome commute this AM. Perfect temps. It...

    awesome commute this AM. Perfect temps. It might actually rain a bit on the parched ground this weekend. I've never seen vancouver so happy to see rain. The other day a big bug hit my forehead...
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    Sticky: still super dry here. Smokey commute this AM: ...

    still super dry here. Smokey commute this AM: smoke from forest fires all around the province has been blowing into the city, so there is a thick haze and the sun is a barely-visible orange ball. ...
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    I draw a big cross-hairs over the puncture so...

    I draw a big cross-hairs over the puncture so that even as i'm positioning the patch I know where the puncture is. The glue or "roughing up the tube" process could mess up your circle. I guess you...
  4. http://www.bikeforums.net/western-canada/964466-fi...

    http://www.bikeforums.net/western-canada/964466-first-impressions-vancouver-area-bicycle-shops.html

    Only update that: Dizzy closed down and "More bikes" moved in. I haven't been inside yet, but...
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    Sticky: great commutes lately. hot and dry...sunny every...

    great commutes lately. hot and dry...sunny every day. Very unusual for these parts for June. Sure could use some rain.
    I left the house late this AM and hit every light green and hammered it...
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    congrats!!

    congrats!!
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    Sticky: finally a bit of rain last night. Local forests...

    finally a bit of rain last night. Local forests are still a tinder-box though--could be a rough summer.
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    Sticky: Well-deserved win. I still don't like them but I...

    Well-deserved win. I still don't like them but I respect them.
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    Sticky: great commutes lately: dry, hot, fast. This AM...

    great commutes lately: dry, hot, fast. This AM I left the house late and picked up 15 minutes through route selection, hammering, and being lucky with green lights.

    It has been so very dry here,...
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    Sticky: every day has been great lately. Sunny, warm. A...

    every day has been great lately. Sunny, warm. A few AM tailwinds even! Awesome. (I always have a bit of a headwind in the PM since i'm heading towards the water.) A few commuter races but I try...
  11. Name names!! Come on!

    Name names!! Come on!
  12. some of those rental shops close to the seawall...

    some of those rental shops close to the seawall really cater to the tourists who just want to wobble around the seawall. Check 'em out--they may have good road bikes at a reasonable price, but it...
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    Sticky: bike to work week in full swing here. I had to...

    bike to work week in full swing here. I had to miss the "Bikes & Beers" event at the Museum of Vancouver due to swimming lessons (kids and my own) last night.

    My route has many more cyclists...
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    Sticky: bike to work week here. Monday AM was good...a...

    bike to work week here.
    Monday AM was good...a bit of drizzle. I got violently ill mid-day and got a ride home (left the bike at work).
    Rode my MTB tuesday AM, and the road bike back home in the...
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    Sticky: awesome tailwind last night. I stopped in at the...

    awesome tailwind last night. I stopped in at the local dirt jumps on the way home and still made it home at the same time as usual.

    Dark clouds this AM, but I gambled and didnt bring a jacket. ...
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    Sticky: perfect commute this AM. For some strange reason...

    perfect commute this AM. For some strange reason I had the guitar solo from GNR's "Estranged" in my head the entire ride. You know the one, where slash pops out of the ocean (holding a dripping wet...
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    Sticky: headwind but not bad. It rained for about 5-10...

    headwind but not bad. It rained for about 5-10 mins, enough to get me soaked, sans raingear. No biggie.
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    Sticky: crashed the MTB yesterday and twisted my ankle. ...

    crashed the MTB yesterday and twisted my ankle. Not sprained or anything, just sore and I shouldnt be riding especially when i have a long hiking/backpack trip in 10 days. Soo lucky its not...
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    Sticky: good ride in. got to the office, and found my...

    good ride in. got to the office, and found my dry-bag that had been missing for a few days. It contained some really wet biking gear and the stench (when disturbed) could have killed a man. I...
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    How gnarly is gnarly? Some are insane. There...

    How gnarly is gnarly? Some are insane. There are some trails that are fast/flowy (Bobsled on fromme, Half nelson in squamish, etc.) and some that are xc trails that are not gnarly (circuit 8 and...
  21. i have about 10 different pairs, mostly cheapos,...

    i have about 10 different pairs, mostly cheapos, and most suck for some reason or another. But i have some foster grant $20 ones that are the best. they are white frames and the arm tips are held...
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    Sticky: totally drenched in the first 5 mins of the AM...

    totally drenched in the first 5 mins of the AM commute. almost bluebird by the time i got to work.

    The other day I hit 15,000 commuting kms since i started.
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    Sticky: wet

    wet
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    Sticky: as i was getting ready it was absolutely pounding...

    as i was getting ready it was absolutely pounding rain. By the time I got outside it was raining lightly. 5 mins later it was drizzling. Then it stopped. Nice ride...legs felt good!
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    Sticky: beautiful AM.

    beautiful AM.
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