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Old 04-10-07, 08:00 AM
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85.8?!

Temperature still hovering around 32F this morning, with an okay tailwind. Saw some Canada Geese and a pretty happy lab. Nothing unusual to report.
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Old 04-10-07, 08:12 AM
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Let's see - it's raining, the forecast is for 4" of snow, and I dropped my chain on the way in. If I make it home without walking, I'll be a happy guy.
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First commute in on the bike today. It's 9 miles from my house to Light Rail. And the train ride gave me time to cool off since we don't have showers at work. The one problem I had is I shoulda put my booties on. Probably should have dug out the full fingered gloves, but my fingers weren't cold, just my toes.
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Old 04-10-07, 08:31 AM
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Finally.. between traveling, working in another location, vacation, and a couple of lazy days, I'm back on the bike!

Ride in was a brisk 34 degrees with a killer headwind. Had to be 25mph plus as it cost me four gears on the level. In true Colorado fashion, the wind will likely spin 180 degrees so I can have the same headwind going home.

Weather man said slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. It was raining 20 minutes ago, and now it's snowing. Why bother listening to those clowns...sigh.

Gotta ride long and hard these days. RideTheRockies is in a couple months and I'm waaaaay behind on training. Not to mention the 20# winter insulating layer that needs to be shed.

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Old 04-10-07, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Itsjustb
Damn, that must be one hell of a hill! How's the windburn on your face?
Originally Posted by vtjim
85.8?!
On a fixie too! I must've been spinning 3000 rpm!
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Old 04-10-07, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by jyossarian
On a fixie too! I must've been spinning 3000 rpm!
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Old 04-10-07, 10:01 AM
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An embarrassment of riches: Two bikes at work. With tri season coming up, I need to get more running in. I'd planned to run at lunch but a last-minute meeting came up. So I decided I'd just run home with the vague plan that I'd pick up the bike later that evening while running some other errands in the minivan. And of course, that got set aside too.

So I rode my race bike to work, put that in the bike box, and moved the fixed gear over to the bike cage in the next building. I don't have a u-lock, but it is a locked cage. I suppose it's possible for a ne'er do well bike thief to walk in with a fellow commuter and walk out with the fixed gear but I'm figuring that the average bike thief would break his neck trying to ride it.
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Old 04-10-07, 11:22 AM
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Sunny but cold. Supposed to be down to 30s tonight too. You'd think this was New England or something.
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Old 04-10-07, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by caloso
I suppose it's possible for a ne'er do well bike thief to walk in with a fellow commuter and walk out with the fixed gear but I'm figuring that the average bike thief would break his neck trying to ride it.
Man, I would pay cash money to see the look on the thief's face as he tried to ride it. "Whaaat the .....?"
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Old 04-10-07, 12:49 PM
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I'm Pathetic

So I'm at home sick and really want to be on a bicycle. Feeling boredom and the need to do something, I resume fiddling with handlebar positions and mulling over what length to cut my stem to. Eventually though I find myself sitting on the bike, leaning against the kitchen cabinet with both feet on the pedals, and daydreaming about riding. How sad.

I've had food poisoning since Sunday and haven't eaten much of anything since Saturday night. I don't think the intelligence level of my posts has gone down, which tells you how much thought I put into them anyways considering how lightheaded I am right now. My post count has gone up in the past three days though...
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Old 04-10-07, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by M_S
I've had food poisoning since Sunday and haven't eaten much of anything since Saturday night. I don't think the intelligence level of my posts has gone down, which tells you how much thought I put into them anyways considering how lightheaded I am right now. My post count has gone up in the past three days though...
I can't comment on the intelligence level (it seems fine to me), but I did note that your spelling, punctuation, and grammar are still well above average for BF. Are you REALLY a high-school student?

If so....maybe there IS hope after all.

<edit> And I've just noticed I've had a bunch of posts here today commenting on the posts of others. Hmmmm...maybe I'm bored?
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Old 04-10-07, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Itsjustb
<edit> And I've just noticed I've had a bunch of posts here today commenting on the posts of others. Hmmmm...maybe I'm bored?
I haven't seen any. I don't know why people do that.
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Old 04-10-07, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Itsjustb
I can't comment on the intelligence level (it seems fine to me), but I did note that your spelling, punctuation, and grammar are still well above average for BF. Are you REALLY a high-school student?

If so....maybe there IS hope after all.

<edit> And I've just noticed I've had a bunch of posts here today commenting on the posts of others. Hmmmm...maybe I'm bored?
A senior.

But I'm also an editor on our school paper. And I may be majoring in English with a focus in creative writing in college. So, y'know...

but i cn tlk like ths wthi teh b3st 0f th3m
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Old 04-10-07, 03:08 PM
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Florida cold on the way in this morning. But I broke the 200 mile mark since I started commuting.

I had to haul some heavy tools home from work today and I caught a light rain on the way home. Its supposed to rain all day tomarrow so I am waiting on the rain to let up some so I can go get a rain coat or poncho (any suggestoions?).

It was great to see the looks on my co-workers faces today. One of them told me it was going to rain all day tomarrow, thinking that I would drive in tomarrow. And I told him "I guess I am gonna have to ride up to Wal-Mart tonight and get a poncho then".
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Old 04-10-07, 03:22 PM
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Chilly this morning but nice. I saw four deer in the park and got to work with one minute to spare. It's supposed to rain soon but hopefully it will hold off until I get home as I didn't ride my nasty weather bike today.
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Old 04-10-07, 04:25 PM
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Good. Cagers behaved themselves.

Got into a lot of unexpected mud taking a cool shortcut. Yay, MTB-ing!
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Old 04-10-07, 07:28 PM
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A near 'tangle up with 2 dogs on long leashes (running all over). Narrow miss. Otherwise a good ride round-trip
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Old 04-10-07, 09:18 PM
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Commute home wasn't bad. Much drier than the ride in. I did the whole ride home today and that was 20 miles. I think there is a shorter way, but the way I went I stop by the store my wife works at to say hi since I won't see her tonight.
There was a near run in with a dog, but an alert owner (albeit stupid as he didn't have his dog on a leash) saved me there.
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another fantastic tailwind for the ride in today.

Came home a lot slower on the bike path tonight. had no desire to rush home anyway at the end of a long day.
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Old 04-11-07, 02:47 AM
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First day back commuting in a while. My wheels needed to be trued badly and I never had time to get to the bike shop. I finally had a friend true them and it made a world of difference. My dad had the day off and rode in with me. It was nice having company. At an intersection we heard a dog barking. We turned to see where the dog was and found it in the yard of the house on the corner... with another dog getting it's morning jollies. We ended up getting honked at. We typically ride side by side on the big streets as they are wide and there isn't much traffic. When I passed the guy that honked, I noticed the fire fighter sticker just as he drove by and gave me the bird. The ride home was uneventful for which I am thankful.
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Old 04-11-07, 06:25 AM
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Yesterday I was riding home and spotted a roadie, pretty far back. I decided to see how I could hold up with the Transworlds instead of the old knobby tires. I cranked it up to 20+MPH (400 watts!) and maintained it pretty well. He never got closer once I spotted him back there.

And then there's this alert that just came in this morning...
Originally Posted by National Weather Service
A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR THE SAINT LAWRENCE RIVER VALLEY...THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY AND NORTHERN VERMONT.
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Old 04-11-07, 06:37 AM
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Discovered Monday night after my bike was creaking the whole way home that there is a crack in my frame where the seat post meets the top tube/seat tube. Took the bike to the LBS last night to have them check it over and they couldn't believe that it was cracked where it was. I am hoping it will be covered under warranty but I haven't heard back yet. Drove in today due to rain but I am going to get out my old MTB tonight and get it ready for tomorrow.
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Nice ride in, but the ride home may not be so good- supposed to rain, and my rear fender is on my MTB from the weekend...

On the other hand, I may get out of work early today due to IT doing some work on the servers, so at least if it's a rainy ride, it'll be before the evening rush hour.
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Old 04-11-07, 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by luckysnafu
Discovered Monday night after my bike was creaking the whole way home that there is a crack in my frame where the seat post meets the top tube/seat tube. Took the bike to the LBS last night to have them check it over and they couldn't believe that it was cracked where it was. I am hoping it will be covered under warranty but I haven't heard back yet. Drove in today due to rain but I am going to get out my old MTB tonight and get it ready for tomorrow.
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Interview today on the other side of town in the afternoon, no bike First time i've driven to work in well over six months. First time my wife's commuted by public transit in over a year. I hope her experience was a good one.
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