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Old 06-16-04, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Rooker
<snip> and I have a pool at home!!
Great! We're ALL coming over after work!
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First 100F day of the year in Sactown yesterday. Today is the second. I think I'll just go easy on the way home tonight.
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Sunny commute today & warmer, 82F, finally beginning to see a few more cyclists going to & fro.
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This week has featured a lot of going to work early and staying late. Thank God for the ride at either end, get there feeling as good as possible, and can look forward to the ride home. Last night was the first trip home in the dark in several weeks. Frog chorus to keep me company.
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First time commuting 2 days in a row today. This morning was beautiful - about 55 degrees clear and no breeze. The road home was somewhat tougher - 85 degrees and a slight breeze (in my face the whole way). Tommorrow's a day off, then we'll try again on Friday.
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Old 06-16-04, 09:28 PM
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12 Degrees C this morning, didn't bother me a great deal as I like those temperatures. I have a minor cold (I don't get major ones) rightnow which is annoying, but gives me a few snot-rockets to fire at rednecks.
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Nice morning, no wind, slightly humid and 68 degrees. The forcast says i'll be riding home in the rain.
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Nice humid sticky ride home last night. Besides that nothing special.

Had a headwind on the way to work today. Pretty unusual for my ride in to have that.
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Nice ride in this morning in Atlanta. Mid 70's. We had thunderstorms last night, so everything was wet, but not too much standing water. The sun finally decided to come out so sunglasses were in order.
Looking forward to a string of days in the 90's.
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The last three days required that I commute by airplane to Easton, MD (on the far side of the Chesapeake Bay), so this was my first bike ride in six days. It felt good to be riding again, although the early morning heat and humidity (77F 25 C and 71 F / 21 C dew point)suggested that the day will turn out to be a scorcher. Still, it felt great to be on two wheels again.

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Originally Posted by Chris L
gives me a few snot-rockets to fire at rednecks.
Niiiice!!!

Very wet ride home yesterday. Rained the whole way...

Must. Buy. Fenders.
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75F and muggy… There were a few other riders out this morning. It seemed that everyone was going to summer camp. I rode with a guy for about 3 miles who was a councilor at a summer camp. As I rode through the university campus I passed a group of about 150 kids (young teens) with their luggage and sleeping bags… oh the days of smores, water balloons and shaving cream fights. Everybody have a great day!
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Much cooler this morning. A bit breezy for my taste but I'll take it over the 100+F temperatures we've had this week.
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Originally Posted by Chris L
12 Degrees C this morning, didn't bother me a great deal as I like those temperatures. I have a minor cold (I don't get major ones) rightnow which is annoying, but gives me a few snot-rockets to fire at rednecks.
So, do you launch from your mouth or your nose?
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38F with drizzle and a lovely north headwind the whole way into town. We had heavy rains overnight so the puddles were big. Expecting more heavy rain for the ride home with our predicted high temperature of 50F! Not bad riding weather. I just wonder if summer is ever going to come to the northern front range?
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Weather has been pretty nice around Chicago's northwest suburbs. A little humid, hardly any wind, and partly cloudy. Sure has been nice weather. Except for the broken spoke on my rear wheel wheel yesterday afternoon, it sure has been good riding to work.
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Originally Posted by crestdude
Weather has been pretty nice around Chicago's northwest suburbs. A little humid, hardly any wind, and partly cloudy. Sure has been nice weather. Except for the broken spoke on my rear wheel wheel yesterday afternoon, it sure has been good riding to work.
Good to see you back in the saddle, crestdude!
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Its been clear and warm the last few days (too much work to read the forums yesterday) The warmer weather has brought wind with it, often providing a headwind both directions. The nice weather has also brought out the amateurs in droves. I have chosen alternate routes, but took the MUP home last night. Just put it in an easy gear and spun my way against the wind and the "obstructions" Just gotta keep your eye off the speedometer
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Originally Posted by WonkerJaw
So, do you launch from your mouth or your nose?
I don't laugh at rednecks anymore. you can only see something so many times before it becomes less than funny.

9 degrees C this morning, coolest commute of 2004 to date. Just about ideal temperatures as far as I'm concerned.
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The ride home last night was adventerous. The Cincinnati Reds had an afternoon game that was just about sold out. When I left work the game was over but the traffic from the fans was just horrible. The interstates were packed with cars which eventually spread out to the side streets that I use. Traffic sucked yesterday, lots of people in a hurry.

The ride in this morning was pretty good. A little cooler but not much. Spent about 15 minutes riding around downtown to look for an open donut shop (i had one hell of a craving for a donut this morning). All the ones I found were either closed or the line of people waiting was a mile long.
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An uneventful commute this morning. Around 22 C and very overcast, humid and hazy. It's been a really wet spring so far. It seems to have rained 3-4 times a week. Hazy, overcast mornings like this I usually use a white, flashing LED light. It really gets driver attention, even in the daylight. Like most days, drivers where well behaved, Although I had a pedestrian, standing on the centre line, in the middle of the block, wait for cars to clear, look at me approaching and then intentionally step in front of me. I managed to stop about 2 feet from the a$$&*le. His only response, "pedestrians have the right of way, man."
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As Supertramp once warbled "Take the long way home"............

Rather than turn right out the plant entrance, I went left (first time). This route would double the miles, from ten to over twenty. A series of killer hills and a mostly upward trending terrain for the first 13 miles. High humidity and a plethora of Black Flies began to make me question my decision.

The payoff was the last 7 or so miles. Mostly a downslope trend on a State Highway with 12' wide shoulders. A south-westerly wind added some additional push. Basically just sat back and coasted along, suckin down water, enjoying the scenery and watching the impending t-storm roll in.
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Cold. Temps in the upper 30F range. Have added the winter layers back for the morning commute. We are flirting with record low temperatures this week. At least the rain has fallen before, or after my commute times. Everything is so lush and green. Not a normal situation for this part of Montana.
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Another superb commute. Temps in the high 60's. Sunny. I've come to the conclusion I need to find a better means of hauling clothes though as my bag is occasionally sliding on my back and throwing my weight balance off.
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Awsome commute. Nice day, found 6 dollars blowing along the side of the road. Tried to figure out who dropped it but noone was in sight and the wind was blowing it so I gave it a new home. Took longer than usual to get in but I have been using today as a rest day so that is OK. 95 degrees at 9:00 AM! I could use it a little cooler but it was still a beautiful morning. Besides, the ride home will be much warmer.
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