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Old 08-24-09, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
global warming
That's why 'climate change' is a more appropriate term...........

FWIW - http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...rwm7AD9A6SFUG0

PS- I know your post is most likely tongue in cheek, but I couldn't resist!
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Old 08-24-09, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by canyoneagle View Post
That's why 'climate change' is a more appropriate term...........

FWIW - http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...rwm7AD9A6SFUG0

PS- I know your post is most likely tongue in cheek, but I couldn't resist!
very tongue in cheek.....I rarely post anything serious unless its a question.
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Old 08-24-09, 12:18 PM
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commute was great... it was nice and chilly... roads were somewhat clear and my bike worked flawlessly. and to top it all off... i made really good time.
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Old 08-24-09, 12:23 PM
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Haven't ridden since Friday. Feel like total crap and am acting like a total ***** at work. I want my bike back.
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Old 08-24-09, 12:47 PM
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Is it getting fixed up?
 
Old 08-24-09, 02:54 PM
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The sun is lower in the sky every morning. I've had to use my full sets of blinkies for a week now, even though the sky is clear, it's just still sort of dark. Arm warmers were on today too and noticed for the first time this summer that my fingers got a little cold. *sigh* But it was nice out - no wind and no rain again. Tomorrow may be chilly with rain. May have to zip the arms back on to my rainjacket. Don't want to think about full-finger gloves yet...
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Old 08-24-09, 03:18 PM
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Was a little on the chilly side this morning...LOVED IT! Almost needed a light jacket. Humidity is down and the ride home was 83f. Legs a little sore from a long ride Sunday but not bad.
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Old 08-24-09, 03:33 PM
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I was off today. The only thing I dont like about my every other Monday I have off is no commute and my honey do list is so long I can rarely ride. oh well, back to work tommrow.
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Old 08-24-09, 06:31 PM
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This cager tard rolled through a stop sign, only stopped at the last minute because I was in the intersection...so I yelled "NICE STOPPING, *******" and continued on my way, when I was metres away the tard honked at me, so I turned to look and he was flipping me off. I yelled at the top of my lungs something like "learn how to drive you ****ing jerk!" GRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Gotta love cager tards that break the law then honk/flip off etc. Lucky for him I'm not violent or I would have used my u-lock on his car hehe.
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Old 08-24-09, 08:15 PM
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great trip except for the county dump truck that felt compelled to blow the horn at me on an otherwise totally quiet road...
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Old 08-24-09, 10:43 PM
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Mellow ride home. Working on transitioning the 8 yr old from sidewalks to bike lanes when available. Trying to communicate to him that pedestrians have the right of way so if they and their dogs take up the whole sidewalk, he has to get off the bike, and it's easier for everybody if he uses bike lanes. He sees the logic but isn't totally bought in.

There is one longish stretch of a straightish road that has no marks on it at all but it is 2 lane arterial. It has low traffic (relative to the rest of his route) and people don't really zip on it but I don't trust him to keep a steady line on that road w/o a visual marker to guide him.
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Old 08-24-09, 10:58 PM
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Just got home from the night shift. Going in was nice, 72 and a light breeze. First time in a while I had to get the jacket out coming home, There stars were great tonight. And, for a change, no skunks. Those buggers love country roads at night...
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There's 304593495435 skunks/moufettes in my neighbourhood. I hate the goddamn things, I smell skunk bomb practically every night.
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Old 08-25-09, 04:33 AM
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A nice ride in this morning, 62 F ( 16 C). I believe the slow march toward colder weather is reminiscent of the black and white movies with the guy walking slowly toward the gas chamber. Ok,
not that bad, but close.
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Old 08-25-09, 05:52 AM
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62 degrees here too. Very nice ride.
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Old 08-25-09, 06:22 AM
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Beautiful 60 degree morning. No legs today though for some reason, so just putzed along.
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Commute #16. Nice ride. Cold and foggy at first - under 60. Need to figure out how to dress more warmly for Fall commutes. The fog/mist looked like large, low-lying clouds resting on cornfields. My mirror fogged up several times - but thankfully not my glasses!

Toward the end of my commute, saw three roadies going the opposite direction.
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Old 08-25-09, 07:10 AM
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Need to figure out how to dress more warmly for Fall commutes.
You'll acclimate. And be careful. It's very easy to over-dress and get too hot.

60F and sunny for me, with a very light headwind. I saw no one riding my way, and only a couple of people going the other way. There's a girl's bicycle on its side next to the MUP. Been there since yesterday.
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Old 08-25-09, 07:22 AM
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Today's commute was great, weather was breezy and sunny, had a few dazed pedestrians to avoid but when the riding is going well it's not a problem
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First part of my ride was on grooved pavement, construction season isn't quite over yet.
The rest of the ride was beautiful and not too warm.
 
Old 08-25-09, 08:04 AM
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Less than a mile into yesterday's ride home I heard the distinct sound of something stuck in/on my front tire. No hissing, but, you never know. I looked down and could see a light-colored object in the middle of the tread. I stopped to inpect it....... goathead!!!!! dead center, sharp point going straight in. I knew I had to remove it and fully expected to hear that hiss as soon as I removed it.

Nope. Whew! Lucky me, I guess. It would've sucked to have had TWO flats on the same day.

The rest of the ride home was fine - mid 70's - fall is coming!

This morning's ride in... cloudy, cool (low 60'sF), getting noticeably darker. Time to get the main light dusted off and ready to go. I need a new battery - $150 - D'oh!
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Sorry, what is goathead?
 
Old 08-25-09, 08:25 AM
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Another close call again... one of these days I will just kill a squirrel. Has that happened to anyone that they just ran over a squirrel...?
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Old 08-25-09, 08:42 AM
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Sorry, what is goathead?
Nasty buggers. Thorns.

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Old 08-25-09, 09:07 AM
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Sorry, what is goathead?
Better pic of the thorns themselves....

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