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Old 10-07-04, 04:27 AM
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Beautiful! 5:45am and 12 C. Very few cars on the road plus all the lights were green.
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Beautiful and sunny -- 51 F / 11 C this morning. For the first time since last spring, I wore my sports jacket. School was closed today, so I used my trailer to take my daughter to the "vacation camp". The result was an hour of riding, more than half of it towing my daughter -- aomething of a workout!

The best part was that my route brought us along a small river called Four Mile Run. Catherine had hoped that we might see some herons, and we did -- a Great Egret and a pair of Great Blur Herona. These birds are three or four feet tall and spectacular to see.

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A bonus private lane for me this morning: a work crew had set up pylons blocking off a lane of L Street for several blocks but hadn't started work yet.
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Originally Posted by Rogerinchrist
I still get a kick out of that thread madhouse,(ssshhhhh). Say, how ya comin' on those 107 trips?
Todays' ride was warm & windy.
The ride deficit is up to 110, I bought some winter clothing.

The Twins/Yankees went to extra innings which meant an extra pint and 1 less hour of sleep which equaled oversleeping. So for the 10th day in a row I haven’t ridden to work!
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47F, clear & cool bright stars shining down @ 6AM, by Noon it was 62F & sunny with a few thin, high clouds. 65F and clouding up this afternoon, supposed to rain after midnight & be wet tomorrow. Didn't see any wildlife on today's ride & that's unusual.
Saw an abandoned 3 spd minus stem, bars, chain & seat laying in the weeds, need to go back & check it out as it may have possibilities. Don
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Originally Posted by ollo_ollo
47F, clear & cool bright stars shining down @ 6AM, by Noon it was 62F & sunny with a few thin, high clouds. 65F and clouding up this afternoon, supposed to rain after midnight & be wet tomorrow. Didn't see any wildlife on today's ride
HEY, that's what I was gonna write! Really though, it is exactly how it was here in Wisconsin today. Roger
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Old 10-07-04, 09:08 PM
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Smoky this morning, which normally bugs me, but may have been a good thing this morning. I was expecting to be a little nervous after yesterday's crash, but that all disappeared once I got on the bike and just started pedalling. Man that was a good feeling!
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Nice ride, Took the short cut to work again. Thanks
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9/10 <insert favourite derogatory name for careless motorist here> points to the driver who nearly felled another cyclist and myself this morning by almost pulling out of a side turning into the pair of us.

How would Oscar Wilde have put it?

"To injure one cycist with an idiot manouvre might be considered unfortunate, but to bag two starts to look like carelessness"

/end rant/

Other than that incident, I had a fine enjoyable ride today.

Have a good weekend everyone and ride safely,

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couldn't ride yesterday because i had time management issues i was unable to solve without a car. but not today! cloudy, a little cooler, possibly some rain later...bring it on, i say. i sure like being on my bike!
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Old 10-08-04, 08:48 AM
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If you're riding in Philly before 8:00 am, it is a breeze. This is one of the latest waking cities I have ever lived in. The only problem with today's commute was some old lady honking at me because I wasn't giving her 20 feet clearance to pass me. She had a lane and half to go around me, but instead she rode about three feet off my back tire.
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Old 10-08-04, 09:27 AM
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38F at my place when I headed out. Once to the river bottoms it was below freezing. There was heavy frost on the plants, trees, and cars. I is much easier riding in the cooler weather for the second year than it was last year trying to figure out how many layers I needed for a given temp.

I rode my new 2005 Jamis Quest to work today. Its supposed to be 76F this afternoon! So, I'm bailing out of the office at noon to go for a ride on my new baby. (did 18 miles on Logan's Pass yesterday, didn't quite make the summit.)

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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Old 10-08-04, 09:36 AM
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I only wish I could have biked today. Damn time constraints. Have to be leaving town by 4....to the farm by 6. Harvest is proceeding full speed. I can't wait until Tuesday for the next commute. That is too long; I will have to squeeze some activity in over the weekend....to work off the turkey (Thanksgiving in Canada). Today would have been a nice commute though....zero celcius with no wind and full sun.

Have a great weekend (a long one if you are a Canuck).
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Old 10-08-04, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by N7CZinMT


I rode my new 2005 Jamis Quest to work today.

Bob, Congrats on the new bike!

Commute today was very brief, but beautiful! The temps hit low 80's F on the way home, but I only had about a mile and a half ride as I was picked up at a local park and ride. I rode in with my regular work clothes on though, and I must say, riding in denim jeans is not the most pleasant experience...

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60F & raining hard today, I didn't ride because I stubbed my little toe against a chair leg last night. It was sore & swollen this morning & I couldn't get my bike shoe on so I just drove in to work & hobbled around all day. Enjoy the weekend.
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Absolutely gorgeous beautiful day in Hobart! How could anyone ask for more? Finally able to get rid of the arm/leg warmers and enjoy some sunshine. Roll on summer!!
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Well, for the last 8-1/2 months I've had a job that I do ON my bicycle, so no commute! lol I've been delivering ~120 newspapers for the local newspaper. And for someone who HATES hills -- one of the routes is on Think-Of-Me Hill. Okay, I end up walking up some of it, but still, at least my blood sugars are almost down to normal, my triglycerides are, too, my cholesterol is down to 130, my blood pressure is down 20 points and I've even lost at least 10 pounds! (even though every so often I get a craving for a McDonald's $1 double-cheeseburger after I'm finished delivering papers. LOL) BTW -- the subscribers on the hill usually tip more than the others. ~~Bren
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Old 10-10-04, 09:29 PM
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Absolutely gorgeous beautiful day in Hobart! How could anyone ask for more? Finally able to get rid of the arm/leg warmers and enjoy some sunshine. Roll on summer!!
You and Rowan are conspiring to make me move, aren't you?

Smoky here this morning as the fires in the Hinterland are still burning (where is the wet season?). I took it a little slower after yesterday's 175km epic (when I escaped the smoke by heading for the Tweed Valley). At 22 degrees C it was a little warmer than I would have liked, but cooler than at this time last week. God, let it rain!
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Good ride today, if a bit slow. It was rather windy today and I had to carry rather a lot of stuff to work. On the scales here at work, my backpack weighed in at 6.7 kilos (about 14.5 lbs) which is plenty! As I recall the UCI minimum bike weight is around 6.8 kg....

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Good ride in today. A breath of wind and the morning breaking over the city and the sea. Heavy pannier of stuff for the week ahead but the legs were fluid and the bike was as nimble as it can be. Enjoyed myself and feel more able to face Monday back after a week away.
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45 degrees and raining. Legs got chilled. Time for tights, perhaps.
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oh about 42 °F, but dry and clear. got a good soaking friday night but there has been precious little rain here lately. perhaps if i take the fenders off my bike...
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Great commute this morning, a balmy 51F, clear skies and a beautiful sunrise by the end of my ride this morning (it's very dark when I leave in the morning). It's suppose to hit the 70's again today, way above normal... I'll take it.
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Chilly willy 36 deg F and Sunny. Still no Snow and lots of colorful trees. Give me 20 more degrees of heat and I'd say it was pretty nice. BRRRRRRR

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First time in a week I was able to ride. It was chilly at 61 degrees and no wind.
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