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Mechanicjay 11-17-15 12:29 PM

Intrepid Seattlites
 
+10 commuting points to anyone who rode to work in Seattle today.

It wasn't so much the rain as the wind! Dodging falling branches along BG trail was not my idea of a good time!

Standing on the pedals to maintain 18 mph *downhill* -- I might take the bus home tonight ;)

Stay safe!

tricky 11-17-15 12:37 PM


Originally Posted by Mechanicjay (Post 18325617)
+10 commuting points to anyone who rode to work in Seattle today.

It wasn't so much the rain as the wind! Dodging falling branches along BG trail was not my idea of a good time!

Standing on the pedals to maintain 18 mph *downhill* -- I might take the bus home tonight ;)

Stay safe!

Um, anyone who rides in November at all. :)

I signed up for Ride in the Rain, but have only made two trips so far. Both on the same day! I salute you, sir.

jonpear6 11-17-15 12:39 PM

My commute of 5 miles was BRUTAL! I came in via fairview and eastlake up to UW campus and the lake was raging. It was hard to sleep with all the wind and rain.

Mechanicjay 11-17-15 12:46 PM


Originally Posted by jonpear6 (Post 18325657)
My commute of 5 miles was BRUTAL! I came in via fairview and eastlake up to UW campus and the lake was raging. It was hard to sleep with all the wind and rain.

As soon as I started to come down the hill from home and saw the lake, I almost turned around and went home. I came 10 miles from LFP to UW. Do you work at the UW?

jonpear6 11-17-15 12:52 PM


Originally Posted by Mechanicjay (Post 18325677)
As soon as I started to come down the hill from home and saw the lake, I almost turned around and went home. I came 10 miles from LFP to UW. Do you work at the UW?

No, I live in downtown/queen anne but am a grad student at the university in the business school. Also, first fall/winter back in the PNW after 7 years in the SW. This readjusting thing is fun, but interesting. Where do all the non-raodie bike people hang out in Seattle? I miss my little bike gang in S. Utah.

eschlwc 11-17-15 02:47 PM

^ you guys are crazed.

i rode sunday, and it was beautiful out. looking forward to march.

Insidious C. 11-17-15 02:55 PM

I earned my 10 points. Head into wind the entire way. When I got to work I was shocked to see 2 bikes already parked! On the positive side- far warmer today than yesterday.

RobbieTunes 11-17-15 06:20 PM

I'm dealing with a certain Seattlite on a bike deal.
He asked me to switch wheels, asked for a different crankset, etc on a used bike.
I should have blocked him then, but sold him the bike.
Now, he thinks 11 years of bike and components should be "new."
He's quoted a couple of shops and I'm going to unload on them tomorrow, on principle.

I doubt he rides in the rain or wind.
If mommy doesn't cut the crust off his bread, he's just not emotionally ready to ride.

sloar 11-17-15 06:22 PM

I live 3 blocks from work and I still drive my Jeep.

RobbieTunes 11-17-15 06:23 PM


Originally Posted by sloar (Post 18326492)
I live 3 blocks from work and I still drive my Jeep.

Because you need GPS to find it?



face it, you were exposed
someone had to act

sloar 11-17-15 06:36 PM


Originally Posted by RobbieTunes (Post 18326501)
Because you need GPS to find it?



face it, you were exposed
someone had to act


I always plan on riding, but I'm lazy and it's cold at 5 am.
GPS in my Jeep? You think I'm rich?

Lascauxcaveman 11-17-15 07:07 PM


Originally Posted by RobbieTunes (Post 18326487)
I'm dealing with a certain Seattlite on a bike deal.
He asked me to switch wheels, asked for a different crankset, etc on a used bike.
I should have blocked him then, but sold him the bike.
Now, he thinks 11 years of bike and components should be "new."

Ugh! Sounds like The Buyer From Hell. Definitely not the Seattle way.

Must be a recent transplant from CA. ;)

Insidious C. 11-17-15 10:59 PM

Robbie, Sorry to hear about the trouble with that deal, and you are right to speak up about it. But it might be best to make use of the C&V transaction feedback thread and identify the individual & issue for everyone's benefit. I am afraid you may have unintentionally cast suspicion on others who have posted in this thread.

Drillium Dude 11-17-15 11:34 PM

Craziness over here at the base of Stevens Pass, too. Planned a hike but had to turn back - even had a number of medium-sized branches come down on my car while motoring on Highway 2! I, however, was luckier than the motorist killed by a falling tree near Monroe on a backroad I did a lot of riding on this summer :(

DD

Insidious C. 11-17-15 11:57 PM

I did bike home after work but took the most direct route, only 7 miles vs my normal 23. Was blown literally off the road by one particularly strong gust.

tricky 11-18-15 12:11 AM


Originally Posted by jonpear6 (Post 18325700)
No, I live in downtown/queen anne but am a grad student at the university in the business school. Also, first fall/winter back in the PNW after 7 years in the SW. This readjusting thing is fun, but interesting. Where do all the non-raodie bike people hang out in Seattle? I miss my little bike gang in S. Utah.

Fellow Foster Alumn here! Welcome back to Seattle. I am still figuring out my place in the bike culture here and I am going on 7 years here now. :p

I tried riding with the Point83 guys (Point83.com ~ Index) but they have harder livers than me. I have been riding CX last year and this, but no real connections there yet. Let me know if you ever want to get in a ride.

eschlwc 11-18-15 01:35 AM


Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman (Post 18326594)
... Definitely not the Seattle way...

and not c&v.

Drillium Dude 11-18-15 12:19 PM


Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman (Post 18326594)
Ugh! Sounds like The Buyer From Hell. Definitely not the Seattle way.

Must be a recent transplant from CA. ;)

Yeah, he sounds like the proverbial exception proving the rule :(

Want me to break one of his legs, Robbie?

:D

DD

tricky 11-18-15 01:28 PM

Haha! @RobbieTunes, sounds like you are friends with a couple "heavies" in Sea-town. Let us know if you need a local "contact" for your business dealings. ;) :roflmao2:

Wildwood 11-19-15 06:42 PM


Originally Posted by RobbieTunes (Post 18326487)
I'm dealing with a certain Seattlite on a bike deal. .....
I doubt he rides in the rain or wind. If mommy doesn't cut the crust off his bread, he's just not emotionally ready to ride.

Not me, I swear it.
I can ride in the wet and the wind (but don't prefer it) and I'm definitely crusty, an old sailor dog.

RobbieTunes 11-19-15 06:49 PM


Originally Posted by Insidious C. (Post 18326934)
Robbie, Sorry to hear about the trouble with that deal, and you are right to speak up about it. But it might be best to make use of the C&V transaction feedback thread and identify the individual & issue for everyone's benefit. I am afraid you may have unintentionally cast suspicion on others who have posted in this thread.

Oh, he's not C&V, and neither is the bike. It's only 11 years old.

I'm working my way through "The Killing" on Netflix. Does it really rain every day there?

Wildwood 11-19-15 07:20 PM


Originally Posted by RobbieTunes (Post 18332024)
Does it really rain every day there?

It's not really rain most days, we call it 'Seattle Spit', and with our 'new' Gum Wall, it just fits.

http://time.com/4116070/seattle-gum-wall-regummed/

edit: Mt Baker is open for skiing, Crystal Mt too, after they repair the high wind damage.

RobbieTunes 11-20-15 06:27 AM

I listened to the NPR thing on the gum wall.
On the radio, it came across as disgusting.
I imagine visually, and in context, different?

gugie 11-20-15 08:48 AM

Can I get 5 points for commuting that day in Portland? Only dodged small branches on my 12 mile ride home...:thumb:

Wildwood 11-20-15 09:11 AM


Originally Posted by RobbieTunes (Post 18332792)
I listened to the NPR thing on the gum wall.
On the radio, it came across as disgusting.
I imagine visually, and in context, different?

yeah, beyond different. Context? - anybody's guess.
but all the visitors to Pike Place Market area want to see it.
leftover Grunge? .......i don't know, kinda spoils the visit to the not-too-distant fudge/candy store.
(actually i'm 20 miles due east of the City)


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