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Old 06-05-02, 07:07 PM
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Great commute in today! 42km one way, the reason I havn't been doing as much commuting this year, after moving farther from work last fall. Averaged 30km/hr, my best so far, with a slight tailwind most of the way.

Today is day 3 of the commuter challenge here. Of course it is geared to a regular Mon-Fri work schedule, and I just started my cycle today, so missed the first couple of days, oh well, I still can do the other two.

Even our manager rode in today, he's not a regular cyclist, but maybe we have a convert!
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Cool! Wouldn't it be great if you could convert your entire office to biking permanently?

It was perfect here--cool and no wind. If I bike tomorrow, it will be my first time biking my entire Sunday-to-Thursday work week! (Not counting Monday, when it's impossible for me to bike) Hope my knees feel good in the morning....
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Wet, everything is wet, I rode into work this morning on wet roads just after the night rain, it didn't rain on me but it was wet enough to have to keep my speed below 16 mph to keep the water from spinning off the tires. It took me 1.15 min. the air was still and 68 degrees with heavy cloud cover. I just poked along a winding section of road that follows a river for about three miles, the river was flowing without even a ripple, I didn't see any wild life and there were very few steel boxes on the road. All in all, it was a good day to ride, of course, they all are. can't wait for the ride home, it's suppose to rain, oh well, I'll take it as it comes.
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IíM GROWING WEBS BETWEEN MY FINGERS !. My third day in a row in the rain, not a sprinkle, RAIN. Bought a pair of Shimano SPD sandals and tried them out last night and this morning. I like them. Much more comfortable than sloshing around in waterlogged shoes, plus they dry before the next ride.
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The number of commutes has been less this year. I am riding club rides on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and don't like to ride my road bike to work, so I drive to work and rush home to grab my road bike for the club ride.

But today was an exception. Since it has been rainy all week in the Chicago area, I brought my clothes and lunch in yesterday and rode my road bike to work. A little misty and very cool this morning but one of those rides that feels good just because there has been a few days off the bike. I should be good and warm for the club ride tonight..and the weather is now sunny and is supposed to be 75 degrees by this evening. WOOOOHOOOO!

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Today's commute was somewhat different.
Instead of leaving at 7:30 like I usually do, I left the house at 10:40. Traffic was heavier in some places but it wasn't travelling as fast and it was lighter in other parts of the ride.

I may have made one BIG mistake. I didn't bring a clean jersey and pair of shorts to wear home.
The cycling clothes I wear to work usually don't get soaked with sweat so I wear the same clothes home. This morning I forgot that the temperature was warmer (because of the later start) and I was almost dripping when I got to work. I think the humidity was about 140%
I hope my shorts get dry.

It probably doesn't matter because the sky is cloudy and gray and the weather guessers are saying we will have rain.
Oh well. It won't be the first time I've ridden home in the rain. Luckily Mr. Blinky has new batteries. :thumbup:
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Originally posted by RonH
Luckily Mr. Blinky has new batteries.
I thought they had pills for that now.



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Old 06-06-02, 03:10 PM
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I mentioned my stupid fall last week. Well Monday, just a block from the office coming in, I get right-hooked by a car and go down again. This is getting ridiculous. I have a nice collection of road rash and bruises on my right hand, arm and knee (goes with the healing rash and bruises on my left arm), but the worst part is I hit the curb with my chest, cracked one rib, and sprained a bunch of others.

I was riding the Airborne, which seems to only have sustained a bend in the rear rim and some abrasions on the right brifter.

But I haven't been able to ride since Monday. I actually worked a full day Monday, but it was getting pretty bad by the end of the day so I had my wife come and pick me and the bike up. I went to the doc the next morning.

Interesting about ribs. They don't tape them or anything any more. They give you pain killers, tell you "if it hurts, don't do it," and deliver a lecture about how important it is to breathe deeply and cough despite the pain, so as not to develop pneumonia.

I really wanted to ride downtown Sunday; the USPRO championship is here -- the route goes right past the front door of our building and the finish line is just a couple of blocks up the parkway -- and it's always fun to ride around on race day. I still have hopes that the pain and swelling will be gone by then.

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Sorry to hear about your accident, Rich. Hope you're on the road to a quick recovery.
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Yeah, hope you heal fast.

Another day of perfect weather--I completed my goal of commuting every possible day this week. I'm tired.

On the way home, I was passing through a 3-way stop (one of the only two spots on my route I consider dangerous.) I had the no-stop direction, and went through as a car passed me. A car waiting at the side honked as I passed. I assumed it was a jerk who was honking because I was slowing him down by a few seconds, but he turned out to be honking because he was my dad. He offered me a ride home, which I refused (spoken smugly.)

An interesting sight I saw on the ride further on was a guy on an ATV driving along the field beside the road, with an obviously insane brown Border collie running back and forth in front of it, apparently trying to herd it back the other way. The guy was going so slow (to avoid running over his dog) that I might have passed him, if his field hadn't ended just as I got to the top of my hill....
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Originally posted by Inkwolf
An interesting sight I saw on the ride further on was a guy on an ATV driving along the field beside the road, with an obviously insane brown Border collie running back and forth in front of it, apparently trying to herd it back the other way. The guy was going so slow (to avoid running over his dog) that I might have passed him, if his field hadn't ended just as I got to the top of my hill....
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Originally posted by Inkwolf
He offered me a ride home, which I refused (spoken smugly.)
Back in the old days when I rode more in street clothes this used to happen to me occasionally, and it was comical how people would react when I turned down rides. They just couldn't seem to understand why I'd actually want to be doing all that "work!"

I think when you see someone in bike shorts and jersey with a helmet riding a ti bike it's a little clearer that they're not riding because circumstances forced them to.

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Gee Rich, sorry to hear about your accident. Hope ya get back in the saddle quickly. Make sure you keep us updated.

No commute for me today, Mother nature finally won, she has wetting me down on a daily basis. The puddles are getting too deep, last night on the way home my rear derailure went under a couple of times, I don't like that, So I gave in and drove to work today, That's not like me at all, I feel defeated. Hope the weather dries up around here.
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Rich, hope you heal quickly.

3rd ride in this week and there was traffic coming up behind me at one of the lights. The street has nice wide lanes for most of my ride, but splits it into two lanes at the light (one for left turns). So I "took the lane" and surprise (for me anyway), the driver, didn't honk or crowd me. he stayed a decent distance back, and waited to pass until the wide lane returned on the other side of the intersection. I've read that it works this way, but seldom experienced it

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Originally posted by Rich Clark
Back in the old days when I rode more in street clothes this used to happen to me occasionally, and it was comical how people would react when I turned down rides. They just couldn't seem to understand why I'd actually want to be doing all that "work!"
I remember this well, but it happened more often when I was walking 3 or 4 miles. (re: accident--get well quickly! :thumbup: )

I finally rode again this week today (Friday.) I had last rode on Monday. Now I remember why I like riding to work so much: this morning I really didn't feel like riding, or doing anything else, for that matter. But after riding to work I felt like 2 million bucks, and have felt that way all day long. Nothing like a good shot of bicycling to drive away the evil spirits!!

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So I've had to drive my car to work a little more often lately. What a treat! *sarcasm*. After only a few minutes, everyone on the road was a lunatic or a putz, all-deserving of my traffic fury - and I had become a real a.ss. Then I noticed everyone else out there had this horrible attitude too. Even my passenger had comments, none of which were nice. I noticed this innate characteristic long ago, which is why I began bike commuting in the first place. Thanks Henry Ford, for mass producing rolling hate boxes.
Then I got to thinking.....
If a large number of motorists are in this frame of mind EVERY time they drive, what kind of environment am I commuting in, out there on the street with them?
.....maybe I should take the bus.
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Mornin Everyone
Took a vacation day yesterday, got to ride 138 mile day in the country. what a nice day, the sun was shining and the air was quite still. Todays commute was slow and easy, I need to work out my leg muscles, they're a little stiff from yesterday. The weather man is forcasting rain for this afternoon, I will probably get wet which is ok because I get to clean and lube the bike.
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Interesting commute home last night. We were experiencing some very nasty thunderstorms in the Chicago area -- some severe in areas and others not as severe. The rain was coming in five minute bursts with occasional "sun showers". I put off the ride home for 45 minutes and then took my chance on the twelve mile commute home. My coworkers were all telling me they would give me a ride home. I am glad I said "No"! The ride was great. Usually I ride home into a headwind. The storm had turned it around and I had a tailwind. There was light rain that felt wonderful. I said hello to my next door neighbor in her car at a stoplight, then caught her a mile later at another stoplight. She couldn't believe it.

The only down to the ride was a rear flat, but even that was fun.

A good commute home.

5 1/2 weeks to RAGBRAI!

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Mornin everyone
Last nights ride home was hot, humid and fast, 19.5 miles in 58 miutes with panniers lightly loaded. This morning under heavy cloud cover 18.6 MPH. I think summer finally made it to new england, about time. I think I'm going to get wet this afternoon though. It's ok, I need a slow relaxing spin home and a reason to clean the bridgestone.
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My bike was in the shop getting new cranks and chainrings put on, so I didn't get to commute till yesterday, when I did a lot of extra riding to test the new stuff.

It was cool and cloudy (which was good, 'cause I was wearing shorts for the first time in about 20 years, and the so-called brain cell that tells me I don't really need sunblock was highly active.) The short cranks felt very good. It was also nice to have a bit more speed at the top, and I still had no trouble with hills in the lower gears. The bigger chainrings make more noise, though.

Anyway, got to town and did an extra two miles up to the post office (and two back), where I found that my Hamoc saddle had arrived. So I attached that for the ride home.

Partly to give the saddle a good test, and partly to stop at a friend's house and see her garden, I went a few miles out of my way on the way home as well. Walking through my friends' day-lilies made a nice rest stop halfway home. I got sprinkled a little--the rain was just starting. It came down seriously after my ride.

Anyway, this morning my knees aren't making snap, crackle and pop noises (yay!) so the cranks are good. The chainrings are okay, but I think the saddle is going back--it sits farther forward than I like, none of the solutions suggested by the website sound good to me, plus I have a serious ache in the tailbone this morning. Going to try a Terry Liberator gel-padded leather saddle next.
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Well, drove in today, need to run some errands this afternoon, last night on the way home I hit a 9" spike in the road and it flipped up into the spokes of my rear wheel, took out three spokes and put a twist in the rim, the wheels are new and have 615 miles on them. I didn't bite the dust but it did wake me up. I pulled it into a true enough state to complete my ride home, but the rim is junk. I ordered a new one this morning. Well we now know the Mavic T-519 is not indestructable. We'll be on the back up bike for a while until I can build up a new wheel.
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How was today's commute? In a word - lonely. Just because there's a bit of rain and wind around. C'mon all you cycle commuters in Perth, Western Australia - get out and enjoy riding when it's not the usual beautiful blue skies! A couple of problems on our riverside bike path as well - one place has a pile of sand washed down the hill during a torrential downpour two nights ago, while other sections are covered by pieces of vegetable matter and, in other places, gravel and sand blown out of the river and across the path by the high winds today.

On another topic, saw the specialist after my accident over eight months ago. My collar bone still hasn't reunited, although there is what the radiographer's report called 'exuberant callus formation'. What in Hades is that? Anyone know?

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No commute yesterday.. Work was awful. Left really stressing. Would have loved to have had a ride home.. Been over it, if Ihad. This AM- I should be packing to go on a local dive trip this afternoon. I will force myself to pack hurridely this afternoon. got to get in my ride/fix- or not get over stress of yesterday.. Look forward to first dive trip of year-
but diving not get you over stressful days- if unlucky; might even make you little more stressed... Biking, would we I do without it.. Sitting here with my biking clothes on and a room full of dive gear; all mixed together too nice a day to miss a ride.
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Since the book discussion group was meeting today, our librarian decided to have the library open.

It was beautiful and sunny on the way going in, with a strong crosswind slightly in my favor. I went for speed, and I think I may have shaved a couple minutes off my best time. (Note: there is absolutely NO relationship between the erratic church clock in Seymour, my clock at home, or the time I think I actually left, but I like to pretend there is.)

When it was time to go home, the wind had shifted to a powerful dead-on headwind, and the highway was lousy with Saturday traffic. So I plotted out a leisurely 20-mile route home through country roads instead, going through the neighboring small towns of Nichols and Navarino. I planned to stop at a convenience store I believed was in Nichols for a sandwich and pit stop, but on the way into town I passed a park, and a tavern-league baseball game was going on, with a concession stand...and coincidentally, the Nichols team was playing the Hofa Park (my home) team. So I sat in the bleachers eating a hamburger and watched five innings.*

At that point my tolerance level for bad baseball had been reached, and some serious rain clouds were blowing in (and Hofa Park had lost their 3-run lead) so I headed out again. About a mile out of town the rain hit me, and I got on my jacket. It rained for about 10 minutes or so. I saw some of the worst roads and best scenery I've seen all year on the way home.


(*My, how local baseball has changed since I was a child. Everyone on the field was a young, fit, attractive 18-25-year-old. I remember going to the local games as a kid, and the players were all in their 30's and 40's, and most of them had beer guts which suggested that the team was about to give birth to a pack of full-grown Rottweilers. There was only one guy on the team who was in good shape, and all the women used to scream when he came up to bat. )

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Beaver, when bones heal they actually go thru a period of breaking down damaged bone and then start building new bone. The first new bone laid down is trying to bridge the gap and find the other end, so it is sort of all spread out like a mushroom cap. Once the ends connect that forms a bony structure called a callus. On the rads it looks a lot like a grafting scar on a rosebush, wider than the original bone, but it isn't as strong because it isn't full density yet. As fracture healing progresses that area becomes more dense and narrows. Occassionaly, when the bone ends are too far apart to bridge the callus proceeds to seal the two ends of the broken bone to protect the marrow. That forms a "false Joint" or non-union. Usually as long as the callus is still expanding (exuberant) it is still trying to bridge the gap between the broken bones. Clavicles tend to go this way, thats why most people wind up with a bump on their clavicle when it heals.
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