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Old 02-14-18, 10:36 AM
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Studded tires work great in the winter.
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Old 02-14-18, 11:54 AM
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Rode in today. Had nothing to do with the snow...roads have been clear since the morning after we got the last of the 12" or so. Once February hit...the cumulative toll of being 'hardcore' kinda caught up with me, and I lost the will to deal with the weather lol. Today was the first time it was nice enough out to coax me onto the bike.
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Old 02-14-18, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
Food delivery by bike is a huge sector of the market here in NYC. People are ordering deliveries all the time. The deliveries come by bicycle, usually pedaled by a recent immigrant. These guys are TOUGH! When we get snow, that doesn't stop them. In fact, that's when demand is highest. Sometimes they have to push their bikes, but as soon as they can roll, they do. Of course, distances are extremely short here. Each of those trips might average less than a mile.
That's why bikes are more practical than cars in the winter. When you come to a deep, unplowed section, you just walk the bike through. Can't do that with a car.
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Old 02-14-18, 07:58 PM
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That's why bikes are more practical than cars in the winter. When you come to a deep, unplowed section, you just walk the bike through. Can't do that with a car.
Not to mention the parking problem with cars in a dense city. It's a nightmare. I sold my car after moving back into the city five years ago. Who wants a car?!
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Old 02-15-18, 05:14 PM
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This Sunday I'm going to get my bike out for the first time in 2018 and do an easy 10 miler. As soon as I feel that is no problem I'll do a shortened commute about twice a week. When I think I can get a commute down to just over an hour (15 miles, plus a few stops for traffic, a slow area, etc) each way then I'll do that.

So .... in about two weeks I'll do a modified commute.
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Old 02-17-18, 02:45 PM
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Maybe in another 2-3 weeks I'll give it a shot. There will be enough daylight and maybe warm enough to tolerate the 16 miles. Otherwise its a sweaty mess. My plans to rehab my old bike for commuting has not come to fruition. At least the roads are clean now.
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Old 02-17-18, 05:12 PM
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Once the temps are at 45-50 degrees at 6 am I have a 10 mile ride each way. Its to dark and cold in the am. I will just wait about another 6 weeks. I am still riding but just not to work.
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Old 02-21-18, 10:45 AM
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Studded tires keep me on the road year 'round in Michigan.

I can honestly say that I have been on one of my bikes everyday for the past 6 years.

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Old 02-21-18, 06:50 PM
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At this point, it looks like the answer will be "when I get another job." Bike shop hasn't done enough business to make the rent, and the weather isn't expected to improve much until after the end of the month, so likely we'll be spending a couple days packing up tools and cleaning the place out.

Unless anyone wants to buy a few rebuilt bikes. If I could net another $300-400, we might be close enough to get the landlord to wait a bit longer.
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Old 02-22-18, 06:49 AM
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Probably sunday, when I go back to work. Only looking at a few inches between now and then, though. I'd be surprised if there is any on the road by then.
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Old 02-22-18, 06:55 AM
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
Not to mention the parking problem with cars in a dense city. It's a nightmare. I sold my car after moving back into the city five years ago. Who wants a car?!
I could draw a circle with a 30 mile radius from my workplace, and it wouldn't include 3000 people. It's an hour drive to a grocery store. I could shorten that to 20 miles and it probably wouldn't include 1200. Triple that in tourist season, though.

I want a car.

The commute is 3 miles on a lovely, lightly trafficked lakeside road through old growth rainforest though.
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Old 02-22-18, 07:05 AM
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I'll commute again at 5pm.
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Old 02-22-18, 07:09 AM
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I need to get back on the bike. There is a fine sheet of ice over the roads and sidewalks but hopefully that will melt by this weekend. I can handle the snow but a rain storm followed by a hard freeze just sucks.
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Old 02-22-18, 03:01 PM
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I'm hopping for this Saturday or Monday. We've had flooding recently. Part of the bike path is shut down and many streets are blocked because of all the water.
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Old 02-22-18, 03:07 PM
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I will commute again about 24 minutes or 4:30pm whichever comes first.
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Old 02-22-18, 03:42 PM
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This is where 3 wheels pays off -- you don't care about losing grip except your drive wheel when going uphill. This is from this morning
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Old 02-22-18, 04:09 PM
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I haven't commuted in a week; the weather was unnaturally warm and dry up until about a week ago, when it suddenly turned February. So I'll start commuting again when it's not cold, windy, and/or raining/hailing. Brrr.
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Old 02-24-18, 10:00 AM
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Biked to work this morning. Hoping to continue pending any ice or cold hard rain. Not only is it helping me to loose weight but I think it puts me in a better mood as well.
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Old 02-24-18, 10:59 AM
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Mid March.

3 more weeks till Im out there. Were at 40 of snow for the year and its coming down like crazy right now. Barely above freezing during the day single digits at night. Gross.

Patiently waiting.
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This winter I lost a day due to snow and a couple more due to drive train issues. Other than that its been steady rolling.
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
Not to mention the parking problem with cars in a dense city. It's a nightmare. I sold my car after moving back into the city five years ago. Who wants a car?!
Those with kids.
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