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Old 08-21-09, 07:35 AM
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Soggy. Clearly I picked the wrong week to remove the fenders so I could test some Tektro Mini Vee brakes.
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Old 08-21-09, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by GodsBassist View Post
But SLC storms have awesome light shows to go with them! I'm originally from the valley, and have never lived anywhere with storms as good as there. Here it just rains a lot when they come.
True. The storms here are spectacular. I miss them!
One thing that blows my mind is the isolated weather that is created on the Wasatch Range, while the valley can be sunny. Much moreso than when I lived in Colorado - the mountains rise much more steeply here, so the visual impact of the storms on the mountains is stunning. That's not to diss Colorado mind you (Colorado is my home).

It's getting warmer again, almost 70 degrees (21C) for the ride in, suppossed to hit 100 (38C) this afternoon. A cool front is headed our way on Saturday night, and next week looks MUCH better. Nothing higher than 86F (30C).
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Old 08-21-09, 10:11 AM
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paper said early morning fog would burn off. Not before it thickened to genuine rain. Argh.

Last night going home, my 8 yr old rolled over a broken beer bottle; it was still intact, just the bottom had come off. It shattered, glass shards flew everywhere. Tires still aired up this morning! Although I was most concerned about his legs getting shredded by shrapnel at the time. That didn't happen either.
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Old 08-21-09, 12:17 PM
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Had to take my bike home early because I am going to need the Jeep around 5pm, anyway it is still a wonderful day, except for a 200 mph headwind, no matter which direction I was headed. Still a nice ride and hopefully a great weekend coming up.
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Old 08-21-09, 02:07 PM
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Funny. I thought those omnidirectional headwinds only happened here.

Rode in wearing chinos and a polo (casual Friday here) with bibs and jersey in my pack. With luck I'll be able to take a nice 30 mile detour home.
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Old 08-21-09, 08:13 PM
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hot to a vulgar degree in the morning. beautiful tonight, took about an extra mile to soak it in...
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Old 08-21-09, 09:09 PM
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How was my commute today?

http://www.vimeo.com/6217227

Take a look ladies and gentlmen and see.....
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Old 08-22-09, 10:50 AM
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I was proud of myself this morning. It was the first morning I walked out the door into a fairly steady rain and didn't turn around and run like a little biotch.

I've ridden home in such situations, since, well, I didn't feel like waiting around for the wife to come fetch me. This time I decided, fuggit, just water, warm water at that. It'll wash right off.

It was kinda spotty, till the last 10 minutes or so when it went to full on downpour along with a fair bit of thunder and lightning.

Needless to say, when I got to work, there was no need to soak my hand towel in the sink. All the sweat was pretty well washed off before I walked in the door.

Warm summer showers are really nice to ride in. I think I really do need to consider getting fenders though as I damn near drowned during the downpour!
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Old 08-22-09, 03:00 PM
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Just an errand, not a commute; anyway, the approach to my house from this one direction has a 200' drop followed by a 200' climb (according to mapmyride...) over like 6 blocks and today, w/ no luggage and no kid(s), just flying down and then up on my fixie, it was a lot of fun. (nice red light at the bottom of the valley to get my breath back for the climb)
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Old 08-23-09, 09:13 AM
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Nice ride this morning. I have to be at work at 6 AM, saw no one. Weekdays, I meet two other commuters with lights bright enough to illuminate the Grand Canyon. I'm blind for about ten yards after passing them. I love the Sunday silence and solitude on Denver's Platte River and Bear Creek MUP's.
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Old 08-24-09, 12:48 AM
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Nice and sunny. Lots of sorta-still-on-vacation commuters on the roads, I give them one week more. Max. Then it'll be just us again.
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Old 08-24-09, 04:45 AM
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Easy Monday ride, 70 F (21 C). Didn't too much cycling this weekend, other than short errands, so it felt good to stretch the legs out.
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Old 08-24-09, 05:36 AM
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Then it'll be just us again.
I hope so. It's now dark when I leave in the am. If they don't find religion I'm going to declare open season on ninjas

Nice morning ride tho. Looking forward to tomorrow when it's supposed to be 58 degrees. That'll clear the route a little bit.,
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Old 08-24-09, 05:54 AM
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Felt like late Sept. this morning. Low 60's and practically no humidity.
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Old 08-24-09, 06:02 AM
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Great ride this morning, the first in the 60s over the past few weeks. It's been in the 70s for a while, sometimes approaching 80 F at 6 am. Crazy hot.

My summer-long streak of avoiding thunderstorms was busted big time on Friday afternoon. I left work an hour early because I had some comp time and there were a lot of storms popping up in the area. However, when I headed home the radar showed no storms along my route. Four miles into my ride the sky got very dark and it started splattering big rain drops. Soon it was pouring with lightning popping left and right. I rode 8 miles through the thunderstorm and was quickly repaid for missing storms all summer long. Totally soaked. When I got home, my rain gauge showed we got nearly 1" of rain and I'm sure that rode through at least that much because there were rivers pouring down all the sides of the streets.
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Old 08-24-09, 06:10 AM
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Upper 60sF and humidity in the 90s. It wasn't too bad though. I cleaned & lubed my chain yesterday and things felt pretty smooth and efficient this morning. Passed one women on an MTB. Saw a couple of cyclists going the other way.
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Old 08-24-09, 07:19 AM
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Nice ride this morning.
Didn't do any long rides over the weekend, but did some hiking and played in the ocean.
Put a new cog and chain on this weekend so everything was running super smooth and stealthy. The weather for the rest of the week looks perfect so I may schedule a longer ride some night after work.
 
Old 08-24-09, 07:51 AM
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It was cool this morning, fall is on it's way.
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Since my office was closed down and I started working from home I have had no reason to post in this thread. No more. My son learned how to ride without training wheels yesterday and wanted to ride to school this morning. So, we headed out on a 2 mile RT commute that stopped at a park to play since we left 30 min early. The kid and I loved the ride.
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Old 08-24-09, 08:51 AM
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Nice day - felt like fall. Big storm over the weekend caused some trees to go down, but there was a crew already cleaning up the MUP this morning. I took it easy today since I did my first century on Saturday! Of course, I'm not the fastest commuter anyway. Still, no lingering effects from Saturday's long ride. :-)
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Old 08-24-09, 09:07 AM
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Yep. The dreaded sound.
Flatted halfway in this morning, and had already left the house a little later than usual. D'oh!
My opinion stands - I don't mind doing a wheel removal with the nexus-8 shifting cable one bit, nope. I can do that pretty quickly. What I DO mind, however is doing a wheel removal with the Nexus-8 stuff AND the roller brake . Not the smoothest of operations when fixing a flat on a sidewalk.

My next IGH commuter will have an alfine with discs. Done.

Other than that, it was an absolutely gorgeous morning. Low clouds, cool, dramatic light as the sun poked through the clouds and illuminated portions of the mountains. Stunning.
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foggy but otherwise nice and quiet
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Old 08-24-09, 10:00 AM
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well today i was able to start commuting again. the office moved so hadn't had a chance to ride this way yet.

I was pleasantly surprised that it only took me about 40min to go 9miles. this with a headwind and me trying to take it easy so to not get to sweaty.

The ride home should be fast and fun. One other perk of this office is that my bike is parked next to my desk.

I'm hoping to be able to commute 3 days a week.
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Old 08-24-09, 10:22 AM
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55F this morning. Wore arm warmers, now I'm going to have to dig out knee warmers too. What happened to summer?
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55F this morning. Wore arm warmers, now I'm going to have to dig out knee warmers too. What happened to summer?
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