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Old 10-06-08, 06:16 AM
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Nice. It was foggy by the river which was kind of nice (if a bit spooky).

I left a little later than usual and had to rush to make it to my office on time.

Weather outlook is highs near 80(F) for the ride home. Awesome!
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Old 10-06-08, 06:41 AM
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Well the new bike got it's first commute run...was good. Didn't lose any time, handled well, has one less gear then my hybrid so I noticed that a little on the downhill but other then that looks like a keeper.
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Old 10-06-08, 06:49 AM
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I got about 3 1/2 hours of sleep last night, which even for me is very low. I definitely knew I was going to feel it on the ride today, and boy I sure did. I pushed through it because I am hoping this will be a 5 for 5 week on the bike (as far as number of days commuted by bike). My personal best is 4/5, and I want to break that record this week. Other then that, the weather was good, but I did have to slam my breaks for a car that stopped right in front of me and decided to do a u-turn when the opposing lane was empty.
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Old 10-06-08, 06:53 AM
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I was really having trouble getting on the bike today. I had planned the ride the 33-mile round-trip, even though my fat butt rode 45 miles yesterday.

This morning was bad, but I did ride... 1/10 the distance. I drove to within 1 1/2 miles of work, and biked from there.

That's my new goal, if I can't ride from home, I'll still have to ride a little. That has the added benefit of not paying to park.
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Old 10-06-08, 07:56 AM
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I woke up cold and stayed that way. It was like my metabolizism just wasn't clicking on this morning. I rode dressed for 7C weather and turned back after a couple blocks to put some more clothing on. I was dressed probably for more like 0C weather. I still wasn't too hot when i arrived at work.
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Old 10-06-08, 08:13 AM
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Over the weekend I put in 20 miles pulling my boy in the trailer, this morning, I felt super strong on the commute, made record time, too. Time to start endurance training w/ the boy, he's a brutal coach "Get on the bike, ride the bike!" the two year old yells when I walked us across a busy intersection.
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Old 10-06-08, 08:30 AM
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Clear today, no wind and not too chilly. I forgot to charge my light over the weekend, but it ran fine. I sort of ran on auto-pilot this morning, drafting off of cars but not paying 100% attention. That's bad.
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Old 10-06-08, 09:00 AM
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Wonderful ride with a clean chain and cassette! I think I over-oiled it though.
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Old 10-06-08, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by jplynch019
Kudzu, you don't say how far your commute is? Doesn't matter. If you ride 1,2 or 5 days its better than not riding at all!
6 miles each way. (Car today, though - in no condition to ride. Back at it tomorrow, I'm sure.)
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Old 10-06-08, 09:21 AM
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Didn't ride today, but this week is "Cruisin' the Coast" (classic car week), so Highway 90 is going to be even more packed during the afternoons. Looks like a great week to be on a bike.
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Old 10-06-08, 09:24 AM
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Just really, really pleasant this morning. No headphones, no car honks. Didn't start to get light out until about a half-hour from the gym. *Sigh* No more shorts and t-shirt-only rides without lights till June next year. You know you're preparing for battle when it's time to strap the helmet lights back on.
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Old 10-06-08, 09:36 AM
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another sunny and brisk ride, i was surprised how refreshed my legs felt after running a half marathon yesterday morning, it felt really good to finish the race strong and i had a good recovery as well. beer tastes so damn good after running 13.1 miles.
 
Old 10-06-08, 11:23 AM
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I had to drive my wife to a place she got picked up for a work roadtrip before 6am and then wake the kids and get them to their locations by myself. The latter is not so atypical but the quick spin out to drop my wife kinda rattled me a little. Still got them out and delivered, biked to 7 yr old's school and signed him into before-school care, trailered 3 yr old to her daycare and got her checked in in time for breakfast, and even remembered to leave the check 'cause it's payment day today, and only got into work 20 min late, right about the exact amount of time chomped out of my morning by driving my wife, so far so good, but then I realized that I left the fannypack w/ my sunglasses, wallet, cellphone, watch, etc... at the daycare, out on the front desk when I got the check out to leave it in the dropbox. Called them up, and it was still there, so they put it in her room so I should be able to find it when I go get her this afternoon.

Other than that, a good day. It was raining all night, up through when I wheeled the bikes out of the garage, but stopped by the time we got on the road so was wet but not oppressively so. And I don't need the shades that are hopefully waiting for me at the daycare.
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Old 10-06-08, 12:45 PM
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Had a fun mixed commute Friday afternoon with my son. My wife and daughter were going to a dance recital that evening and we boys were going to hang out at home. My wife dropped the boy and his bike off at my office and he colored while I finished my calls and emails for the day. We walked our bikes over to the light rail stop and took the train to the stop about a mile and a half from our house and then we rode home from there. Just beat the rain.

It was a lot of fun.
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Old 10-06-08, 12:59 PM
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great ride except i almost got clipped by a car making a quick uturn coming from a parked space on my right.
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Old 10-06-08, 07:23 PM
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WTH? Was this national wheelsuck a skinny guy with overflowing panniers day?
No one has wheelsucked me for many a month. I pass one guy on my SS and a few miles turn around to discover him on my wheel. Later I had it happen again and noticed when I saw the other rider's shadow. I sat up and slowed way down while drinking my water. No free rides!
Anyhow, apparently a skinny guy riding a SS with huge panniers on a windy day attracts lazy riders. I suppose it would be a compliment that I can ride fast enough with a SS or just plain irritating for me on an anti social day.
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Old 10-06-08, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by DataJunkie
WTH? Was this national wheelsuck a skinny guy with overflowing panniers day?
No one has wheelsucked me for many a month. I pass one guy on my SS and a few miles turn around to discover him on my wheel. Later I had it happen again and noticed when I saw the other rider's shadow. I sat up and slowed way down while drinking my water. No free rides!
Anyhow, apparently a skinny guy riding a SS with huge panniers on a windy day attracts lazy riders. I suppose it would be a compliment that I can ride fast enough with a SS or just plain irritating for me on an anti social day.
Mr. Chekov, arm the photon snot rockets.
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Old 10-06-08, 07:41 PM
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I was fresh out. *pouts*
That morning was a different story. Must have used up my daily allowance. lol
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Old 10-06-08, 09:33 PM
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awesome ride both ways. I still need to re-dish my wheel after putting that single cog on. I'm to tired (lazy) to do it tonight. I will be dreaming about Honjo fenders and leather saddles tonight...
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Old 10-06-08, 09:40 PM
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Oh man, i rocked it on the way home. i modified my route to take advantage of a 20kph wind from the west. one of the funnest commutes of the year.
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Old 10-07-08, 04:58 AM
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Beautiful stars this morning. Crisp and clear. A less than energetic ride into work though.
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Old 10-07-08, 05:23 AM
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Good Morning!

32 F this morning here in CT. Crystal clear sky at 5:30 AM. Saw a shooting star (meteor). Traffic was well behaved (for the most part!). Can it get any better than this?
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Old 10-07-08, 05:43 AM
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Dark and quiet as always. It was damp from the rain last night. I like the new route I found. Less potholes.
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Old 10-07-08, 05:53 AM
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Felt very lazy this morning and was tempted to drive, but that would have been shameful given the weather. We're in that ideal weather period right now in NC -- not too hot, and not too cold. Not sure how long it will stay, but I'll enjoy it while it lasts. It's supposed to be cold and rainy on Thursday and perhaps Friday, so I need to make hay while the sun shines.
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Old 10-07-08, 05:53 AM
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Donating plasma today so no riding until tomorrow but there was frost on the car this morning, I was so wishing to take the bike and avoid scraping.
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