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Old 06-24-04, 05:06 AM
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Well, "winter" is back to normal. 20 degrees C on the ride home tonight, yes, I was in short sleeves. Seems some hoon in a bus carrying Japanese tourists wanted to try some rat running in the traffic. Didn't help him one bit, and I let out a little Sayonara (sp?) as I blew right by him. God I love gridlock!
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Old 06-24-04, 05:17 AM
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Nice relaxing ride in this morning. I took my time and enjoyed the weather and peace and quiet. Really nice ride.
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Last night's commute was poo. I went cruising right into the center of construction on a street I use. There wasn't any construction 9 hours earlier when I went for my excersize ride. I had two front end loaders circling around me and a dump truck flying up my trunk.
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Horribly windy (weather) again this morning. At one point I had to shift to a lower gear on a downhill section....

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Nice ride in this morning. Everything was fresh from the thunderstorms last night. I was going to take some photos of my commute, but the heavy clouds does it no justice. I'll wait for a sunny morning.
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Originally Posted by Chris L
Just be careful what you wish for, dust storms are about the only thing worse than heat to ride in. I'd be praying for hail before I'd be praying for a dust storm.

I did get a rather minor dust storm right as I was turning into my neighborhood. Headwinds were probably between 20 and 30 mph and the dust wasn't so bad I couldn't see so it was a nice dust storm (The bad ones I agree can be very dangerous and are probably not too healthy on the lungs either). Hail would be nice but a storm around here that can drop hail in the middle of the summer is usually strong enough to include microbursts which have 100 mph winds at times. Anyway the humidity climbed yesterday and the 103 degree temperature that wasn't so bad in the last few days actually got a little warm today (maybe it was just hot because I was in a hurry though and worked harder).
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Had the best commute ever on the way home last night, after repairing my broken chain. Then this morning I took a different route to work than I have taken before and took some of the back roads for a couple of miles. It was very relaxing, and neat ride. Weather was nice, cool but not cold, and clear skies. Last night there were thunderstorms but I managed not to get rained on, and the wind was at my back the whole ride home, did 15-22mph the whole way home, and had lots of fun keeping up with traffic for about 2 miles, since they had lots of stoplights.

I'm SO glad I ride my bike to work and back... I will never drive again, when I can ride instead!
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Yep, a different direction today and a great (a little cool for this time of year) ride of sixteen miles. Yesterday after work I waited out a nasty storm (about 15 minutes) and had a dry ride home... although there were some pretty deep puddles. Who knows what my ride home today will be like. Life is grand when you can bike.
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Very proud of myself for replacing a broken spoke and retruing my wheel. It's not much, but it's a good feeling to become a little bit more self sufficient.

On bike trail in to downtown I followed a guy on a 3-wheeled recumbent, a really cool looking machine. And he was keeping a pretty consistent 19mph pace. I'm not sure I'd want to be that low to the ground but it looked fun.
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Old 06-24-04, 04:52 PM
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Another great commute home. This time bikinis that were worth looking at down at Broadwater Bay.
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Very hot commute home. 106 degrees with rising humidity. Got to fill up my water bottle out of the bike shops nice and cool cooler when I bought a tire. Ended up with a near 2 hour commute and was about broiled by the time I got home.
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We had a total overcast day, which is normal Northwest June weather. Had a quiet ride in, & chatted with another rider while waiting for a light. I didn't ride yesterday, just worked 4 hours then spent the rest of the day doing tractor work across town at our church. With 2 tractors, we managed to grade out a play field and mow 10 acres to keep the Scotch broom under control for another year. Don
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Last night I had to push a strong head wind all the way, I got my first flat of the year, i ran over a shattered beer bottle and flatted the rear tire. This mornings ride in was clear, cool with no wind, the forcast is rain for the afternoon ride home.
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Old 06-25-04, 04:31 AM
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Reasonably pleasant ride home this evening, still in short sleeves of course (around 20 degrees C I think, maybe a bit warmer). A few head-shakes in Broadbeach at some of the goings on, but that's nothing unusual for a Friday evening.
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Nice ride home last night. A slight headwind but not as bad as it could be. The ride in this morning was pleasant again, nice cool tempatures and light traffic.
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With the temp at 70 this morning I couldn’t wait to get on the bike. It was so nice that when I caught up to another commuter he admitted that he had already passed his turn to work so he could keep on riding. We rode for a while together and talked MTN biking before he had to peel off and head in the right direction for work. With the combination of the nice weather and riding with another commuter I accidentally shaved about 3 and half minutes off my usual commute time. Oops.

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Interesting ride in this morning, there was an obstacle track on the path (see thread). The weather was great, temps in the mid 50's. As part of the bike to work week activity we have a group ride at work later this morning. That and the ride home this afternoon should make this my highest mileage day of the year.
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Around 50F this morning.
I can't believe I am going to use the "C" word! We don't normally do that in this part of Montana. To do so is a harbinger of bad luck.

Wind was "CALM"

There, I did it! I'll likely be fighting a 40MPH head wind on the way home tonight thanks to my reckless use of words!
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Nice commute in today. Up to 180 commuting miles for the week and I think I will take the bus home to rest up for tomorrow's ride.
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Around 50F this morning.
I can't believe I am going to use the "C" word! We don't normally do that in this part of Montana. To do so is a harbinger of bad luck.

Wind was "CALM"

There, I did it! I'll likely be fighting a 40MPH head wind on the way home tonight thanks to my reckless use of words!
LOL, no wind for me this morning, either, and I usually have to contend with it EVERY morning...

54 F when I left, no head wind, man it was perfect! Didn't even break a sweat! The ride home should be about 74 and partly cloudy, I can't wait! TGIF!!
 
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Back on the bike today after having 2 days off from work. Humid and sticky this morning, though cooler than usual . Had the customary afternoon thundershower, then very nice and cool for the ride home at 8:00. Took my fenders off Wednesday because I could not get them to fit properly, the wet roads this evening made me pay. Must do some fender modification when I get the time.
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Cloudy again this morning but it began clearing up at lunchtime & by this afternoon we had clear skies. only saw a few other commuters out today despite the beautiful day.
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Yesterdays ride. 4 deg C @ 5:45am with frost on the rooftops. (I live in southern Ontario) Question to Mother Nature " What the hell are you doing up there"???
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No biking for me today, had to attend a friend's father's funeral after I worked for about 3 hours. Back on the bike to work tomorrow.
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Nice, clear, cool morning, I rode in on the old raleigh this morning, I took my time and relaxed on a recovery type ride after a high mileage weekend. I rode a century Saturday and another Sunday, I don't heal as quickly as I used to, the old age is getting to me.
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