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    First day back on the bike commute...

    Back on the bike for 2014 and greeted with a 8mph headwind...temps in the upper 30s...wet pavement leftover from some showers overnight... I was so happy to be back on the bike after the l-o-n-g...
  2. :thumb: Congrats on getting back to it...I did...

    :thumb: Congrats on getting back to it...I did dust off the bike while I was mounting my new panniers...but I have yet to ride it anywhere....

    You should consider joining the 2014 National Bike...
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    0 degrees, plenty of snow, head (North) wind but...

    0 degrees, plenty of snow, head (North) wind but I didn't mind since I was in a van carpooling with a couple of coworkers. :lol:
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    Sticky: scoatw (OH)________________________14...

    scoatw (OH)________________________14
    tdsherman325 (TX)___________________4 (4) [1/1]
    K'Tesh (OR)_________________________0.0
    ThermionicScott (IA)________________0.0
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    Here's one for cars that mentions bikes

    aCar - Car Management, Mileage

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zonewalker.acar&hl=en

    Haven't used it but I may if I ever get a smart phone. :lol:
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    Less is More! :thumb:

    Less is More! :thumb:
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    tdsherman325;16330196]buzzbee...

    tdsherman325;16330196]buzzbee (CA)_______________________7488
    augustgarage (CA)__________________6746.4 (8438.8 total) [180/202]
    Dwayne (GA)________________________6438 (7051 total through 11/12...
  8. Thread: End of the line

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    :thumb: Discretion is the better part of...

    :thumb:

    Discretion is the better part of valor.

    I doff my blaze orange carhart stocking cap to you Sir!

    Happy Trails!
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    34.2 miles round trip. Mostly rural...takes...

    34.2 miles round trip. Mostly rural...takes about an hour +/- 10 minutes depending on the weather.
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    What about the drinks...

    Probably need one of these...348646348647

    :lol:
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    Rode in the rain Today due mostly to the South...

    Rode in the rain Today due mostly to the South (tailwind) and nearly 60 degree temps...who knows when I'll get that chance again. Probably next Spring! :) It all relative. Ride on!
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    I am right there at 17.1 miles one way...mine's...

    I am right there at 17.1 miles one way...mine's mostly rural, but I do ride a couple miles on a County Trunk Highway and cross another that is fairly busy with 55+ mph car and truck traffic. My...
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    Overslept by 55 minutes...briefly thought wtf...

    Overslept by 55 minutes...briefly thought wtf I'll drive...then quickly reconsidered thinking I'll just skip breakfast and see where that gets me. Made up 30 minutes or so and arrived 1/2 hour...
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    buzzbee (CA)_______________________6150...

    buzzbee (CA)_______________________6150
    augustgarage (CA)__________________5375.6 (6798.3 total) [143/165]
    Dwayne (GA)_______________________ 5374 (5987 total through 8/23 [156/158])
    consularrider...
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    Lightening on the other hand makes me a little...

    Lightening on the other hand makes me a little hesitant and actually increases the pucker factor considerably. I am still likely to ride...no specific rain gear...It's 17 miles each way so I plan on...
  16. Brakes are more important than a kickstand....

    But paying attention is the most important thing you can do on a bike.

    Yowsa! This potential Darwin Award winner is lucky to be alive....
    ...
  17. I bike commute 17.1 miles each way so 34.2 miles...

    I bike commute 17.1 miles each way so 34.2 miles every workday...171 miles every week but who's counting? :lol: I found bike commuting to be life changing on many levels. Prior to 2010 I hadn't...
  18. I just picked up a coleman multi color head lamp....

    I just picked up a coleman multi color head lamp. I've been impressed with it so far. My previous model coleman lasted for several years until the plastic swivel broke. This one is much brighter. ...
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    43 degrees and dense fog...took my glasses off...

    43 degrees and dense fog...took my glasses off and turned off my head lamp just to cut the glare. Nice ride. everything moves a little slower in the fog though. Ride ON!
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    my commute is 90% rural roads and I generally...

    my commute is 90% rural roads and I generally will salute bikers going the other way and talk to bikers going the same direction I am. The non commuting bikers seem to be less inclined to talk...
  21. Shhh! Keep that under your hat. If word gets out...

    Shhh! Keep that under your hat. If word gets out there could be a big decrease in obesity and depression. I'm just not sure our healthcare system could withstand that kind of a shock.:lol::lol:
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    I too started when I was 46...that was 3 years...

    I too started when I was 46...that was 3 years ago and I have continued...started riding to a carpool 10 miles round trip then worked up to all the way to work 34 miles round trip...5 days a week...
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    buzzbee (CA)_______________________4968 ...

    buzzbee (CA)_______________________4968
    augustgarage (CA)_________________ 4765.4 (5970.1 total) [126/147]
    Dwayne (GA)________________________4153 (4766 total through 8/23 [124/126])
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    47F with a slight North (head) wind kept me from...

    47F with a slight North (head) wind kept me from sweating too much. Long sleeve tshirt was the only adjustment to my usual short/Tshirt reflective vest combination. Ride ON!
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    Woke in a funk but worked it out on the way to...

    Woke in a funk but worked it out on the way to work...beautiful sunrise in these parts...no rain...no wind...if only they were all like Today. :-)
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