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Old 02-27-06, 07:32 AM
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Old 02-27-06, 08:16 AM
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First real commute today after being out with flu last week.

Weather was crisp. Wind was behind me. Traffic was light. Sunrise was beautiful. Life is good.

That tail wind will be a head wind this afternoon. Bring it on!
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Old 02-27-06, 08:29 AM
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No commute today cuz there was no hot water for a shower this morning. The boiler in the bldg. sucks.
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Old 02-27-06, 08:53 AM
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Bank clock a mile from my office said it was 24 degrees. Winds out of the east were in the 10-15 MPH range. Still dreaming about snow for my studded tires. So much for winter in Minnesota. But riding to work still rules.
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Old 02-27-06, 08:59 AM
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0 degF and sunny for my morning ride, with about a half inch of fresh powder last night. Plenty warm with microfleece shirt/pants, windproof jacket/pants, thin touque under the helmet, and some very old thinsulate gloves.

Still bright and sunny, and up to almost 15 degF, so my lunchtime trip should be a nice one.
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Old 02-27-06, 09:32 AM
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Old 02-27-06, 09:40 AM
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The City finally got off its sorry ass and cleared/graded some of the streets on the way in to work. No near-death experiences whatsoever, but that means I need extra caffeine to replace last week's adrenaline. My wife even rode in with me today to test out her new Sugoi jacket. She did well, although she was a little slow off the lights. It was -13C on the way in, and a mini-blizzard started up about halfway through the ride. The high for today is +9C, and the overnight low will be back to -13C. That's a 20-degree swing in less than 24 hours. I expect the streets to be pure ice by tomorrow morning. Wheeee!
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Left the house at 18F. It was pretty frigid for the first mile or two, but I ended up overheating from layering. My main problem when it goes below 20F in the city is that pedestrians are bundled to the point of peripheral blindness. They think nothing of jaywalking on a major thoroughfare with scarfs wrapped around their heads without so much as a glance toward traffic.
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Had a nice ride in this morning, 21F/-6C, partly cloudy. Day break is happening halfway through my commute in, that's nice. It's almost mid day and we are at 26F and clear skies, I think I'll do a longer lunch ride and could be a "take he long way" home after work today. Bring on spring!
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Old 02-27-06, 11:52 AM
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My first post here... only started commuting by bike about 2 months so far. Been a rather mild winter here in NYC. Doing the Queens -> Upper East Side in Manhattan commute, about 5 miles 1 way.

Cold this morning, but nothing really bad. Headwinds on the 59th Street Bridge, but better than Friday (felt like I was going backwards with some of those wind gusts...).

My ride is an old Diamondback Sorrento, put slicks on and a cloud 9 comfy seat. No suspension on the bike and I wanted to take the edge off the roads. My first commute with the seat, much better. I'm a slowpoke though, everyone passes me on the bridge (well... except the peds...)
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Old 02-27-06, 11:53 AM
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Ugh. We got about 6" of snow on Saturday and I decided to try riding this morning. (City doesn't plow the rail trail.)

Because it has been very cold, the snow hasn't had a chance to sublimate and/or pack down. As a result, it was like riding through sand. I was wobbly and just not having a good time.

Bailed onto a street and headed up to a bus stop. Had to wait about 10 minutes for the next bus to show up, and it was in the single digits (F). I had plenty of leftover heat so I didn't get cold standing there. Put the bike on the bus's bike rack and had an otherwise nice ride in to work.

Guess I'm off the bike again until things clear up a little. Bike will sit here in my cube until then.
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This morning felt so good. After a week in Bangkok a bit of rain and cool temps felt very good. It took about 10 minutes to get to the office.
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Old 02-27-06, 01:30 PM
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awesome ride today.

real slow... nursing a slight hangover.. =)
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Old 02-27-06, 01:31 PM
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Spring is showing up early in the southwest. Must have been over 35F this morning. So warm. Going up to 67F. Even had to take the winter hat off from under my helmet this morning halfway to work. Going to slide on out of here before sunset.
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2 flats before officially leaving work PM. fixed the first at the office, went about 1 city block, and it was flat again. walked back to work, found that the glue-less patch was the culpret (did not hold), so i threw a new tube on. these, and the rear flat last week, take the fun out of riding, sometimes. once the tire was fixed, i flew!! AM in was fast also. downtown is showing a growth in LowRiders with a new shop sporting impressively designed machines! kind of like rock/roll to rap, i don't quite get the concept, but have not actually ridden one yet either!
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Old 02-27-06, 05:41 PM
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Rained like hell this morning. I keep fighting the purchase of a rear fender, but I might have to break down and spend the 9 bux.
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Old 02-27-06, 08:18 PM
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Ditto on the rain for the return ride. It rained so hard that peds and homeless people were signalling 2 thumbs up...
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Old 02-27-06, 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by amward
0 degF and sunny for my morning ride, with about a half inch of fresh powder last night. Plenty warm with microfleece shirt/pants, windproof jacket/pants, thin touque under the helmet, and some very old thinsulate gloves.

Still bright and sunny, and up to almost 15 degF
carbon copy of the above down to the thinsulate gloves- did wear my neoprene booties over my shoes and my feet were warm, too. 0-10 degF on the way in and about 15 degF on the way home. Strange to see about 150 Canadian geese floating around an outflow pipe into the Charles River- the only place with warm water. Good stiff wind on the ride home made for a wind chill that I am sure was well below 0F.
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Old 02-28-06, 07:02 AM
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Very strong headwind all the way home last night, 15-20mph on average with higher gusts. I think I might like riding in the rain better than into the wind This morning was warmer, mid 40's, and I figured it would be sunny again but it is very overcast. Had a good ride in though and made pretty good time. Supposed to be in the 60s this afternoon and hopefully the sun will shine through the clouds for the ride home.
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-12C/10F this morning, with some light snow falling (enough that I pulled out the ski goggles).

Took a detour that I've not tried before in the snow (to pick up some fresh woodfired oven bagels). The stretch between the bakery and work is on a multi-use trail that had been plowed and salted -- at least as nice as the road this morning, and only passed one other person.
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Nice ride today! Not much traffic, clear skies and a nice tailwind. Roll off temps were a bit warmer than yesterday by about 6 degrees at 18F. Today I decided to reach a little deeper into the cycling drawer for a nice Under Armour layer.
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Sunny and cool this morn, 37F. Forcast for this afternoon:

Partly cloudy, with a high near 66. West wind between 10 and 15 mph.

That's a tailwind for me.

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Record highs are forcast for today... it was 51F on the way in. That's unheard of in Colorado during February. Supposed to get to 70 or so for the ride home.

I'm thinking I'll get lost on the way home for some bonus miles. Gotta start tuning up for the Ride the Rockies tour in June. Probably should start seeking the steeper hills instead of routing around them. The commuter should feel like a rocket without 20 lbs of commuting stuff hanging off of it
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Spring - is nowhere to be seen. Took a new route today at the behest of my wife, and it sucked. I'm going to switch back to my old new route, and not dance in traffic quite so much.
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