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Old 06-18-04, 11:17 AM
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Was running late for work so I rode harder than I really wanted to on this perfectly cool and calm morning.
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Yesterday, I was tempted not to put the rain gear on the rack. On the way home, I was glad I had resisted temptation.

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Took the day off yesterday to catch up on gardening & yardwork but found the time for a ride in the afternoon: High of 86F (hot for Western Washington) clear & windy. Today is about the same but without the wind. 79F at lunchtime & lots of cyclists beginning to showup on the roads.
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I'm sure you all have done this, or something similar. I didn't ride in to work today but I did bring my bike. Decided to head north on the South Platte trail, ended up eating Taco Bell, 26 miles round trip and 24 of it on bike path. To top is all off, I managed to get it all done in window of time where the rain did not fall.
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Wow, nearly 80f when I set out at 9:30am. Supposed to stay clear and hot for the next 4+ days taboot. No wind, but kinda humid -- there was a kick ass storm a little after midnight last night, lighting, wind, torrential rain I think this got the moisture up. Lots of riders today, but less then the last few days. I've noticed this before, lots of people take Friday off from commute/exercise/whatever.
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Old 06-18-04, 03:38 PM
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Loads of gridlock leading into Surfers Paradise last night, and a temperature of 17 degrees C. I just love passing all those "SUV"s (Stationary Urban Vehicles), especially if someone is in a car that's designed to go really really fast.

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Had an east wind for the ride home which is unusual. It also put a headwind on my big climb at the end of the commute. So, I just stood and cranked right up the hill. Glad to be home and done for the work week. Hope everyone has a great weekend and a nice Father's Day.
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3-12 shift today, after having Wednesday and Thursday off. We had a short, violent thunderstorm at noon while I was out for a morning run. By 3 the weather was back to the usual hot and muggy for Atl. Much cooler, nicer ride home. Gotta be back at work tomorrow by 9 am.
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The occasional Saturday commute is nice, less traffic in the morning; and less aggressive traffic in the afternoon. People are more willing to be rational on their day off.
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Beautiful ride in this morning around 8 ish. The trip back home was slowed by a warm headwind so I just downshifted and took it easy.
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No biking today, some errands at work required the car.
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8 degrees C this morning. We've now had more sub 10 days this "winter" so far than in the whole of last "winter". Not that I'm complaining one bit! Felt a little lethargic after last night's effort, but all should be good for the ride home.
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Nice morning FINALLY! Temperature was around 50F and very light winds. Not a cloud in the sky. I did note the interesting pattern of the "con-trails" over head made an almost perfect "tic-tac-toe" board.
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It felt like a nice morning this morning so I left the house in shorts, sort sleeve jersey and half finger gloves. After the first 30 mph down hill I realized that I was way under dressed. When I got to work I checked the temp. to find it was 48 degrees. Needless to say, I had a cool ride in. The rest of the day is forcasted to be a beauty, it should be a great ride home.
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Nearly got right-hooked this morning by a guy in a gold Camry. I yelled "Hey! Hey! Hey!" and gave a hard smack to his passenger-door mirror. The driver didn't look surprised or apologetic or even mad. Now that I think about it, I think he saw me perfectly well and thought he'd just see how much intrusion into my space I'd take.
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First day of summer for sure here in the PNW. Mid 70s(f) when I left home and now in the mid 80s(f) Blue skies, a few streaks of clouds and a bit of a tailwind. Nice fast ride in, really was in a good mood on the ride today. A number of people were out but still not too crowded on the MUP.
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Originally Posted by mrfix
It felt like a nice morning this morning so I left the house in shorts, sort sleeve jersey and half finger gloves. After the first 30 mph down hill I realized that I was way under dressed. When I got to work I checked the temp. to find it was 48 degrees. Needless to say, I had a cool ride in. The rest of the day is forcasted to be a beauty, it should be a great ride home.
Lucky for me, I put on my long sleeve jersey this AM (it was 46 degrees here in eastern NY). Once I got warmed up, it was a great ride in. A bit breezy for the ride home, but not too bad.
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Beautiful first day of summer, blue skies, 25C.....and a stinkin' 35 MPH head wind both coming and going. Is it possible to be actually blown backwards?
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57F this morning, 87F this afternoon. Summer for sure & light traffic to boot. My hand is healing nicely after the 4finger jam a week ago & I have full use of my thumb & index finger which means rear brakes available again.
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I'm off my bike for a week, my daughter is getting married Saturday, and the time crunch is here. I hope the fabulous weather holds. Safe commuting everyone.
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Warm, sticky ride in at 11 this morning, threatening showers. The showers arrived by the afternoon, but cleared out by 8:10, when I left work. I was glad for the fenders, though: made for minimal splash-age going through puddles.
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Rode an hour later than usual today...traffic was light except on the Brooklyn Bridge, where the tourists were out in force and oblivious as usual. Good time back and forth, but if anyone knows a better downtown crosstown option than chambers street, I'd love to hear it!

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I found a better "fast" route to work. New pavement, slightly downhill the whole way. It's a 35 mph street, but I could almost keep up, even with rack and panniers.

Still, most days I'll stick to the path. It's longer, more relaxing, and I get better exercise.
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When I got into downtown yesterday morning, the roads were jam packed (I rode around the stopped cars). Traffic was backed up on the side streets all over the place. There was a "Get Motivated" seminar at the hockey arena.

The irony? The "Get Motivated" seminar started at 8:00. The cars were still backed up waiting to get in at 8:15.
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Wet ride in this morning. We had rain again through the night so there was some wet roads to ride on. Nice cooler temps, in the high 60's.
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