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Old 05-30-07, 09:38 PM
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DAMN! Never thought My little ole' remark would attract so much attention....

I think its a combination of things.... I have HUGE Quad muscles... When I was in the Corps, I would have to get the largest size trousers on the rack, just to fit my thighs... The seamstress would then have to take the waist in 15 inches or so.... When ever anyone looses weight, I think I tend to find it.... During my wifes pregnancies I have gained more weight than she did.... I'm pushing 28, and the weight just dosent come off like it did when I was 18....

Yep, I'm a natural born fat kid.....

I saw a record 4 people on bikes today!... Of course, I think 2 of em' where homeless and just ride their bikes too and from the liquor store...
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Old 05-30-07, 09:39 PM
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Nice Scott!

I left work and rode with a guy from the office, we had a pretty decent pace, him on a Giant MTB w/knobbies, me on my roadie - he later said that he had picked it up a notch - damn straight, we were going 22mph for a good while pretty consistently, and fairly quick up Kingston Road (~15/16mph) - fastest I've ever got up to the east end, that's for sure - 28 mins.

Ride home was fairly rough, knees started giving me crap after I pushed strongly to keep a 24mph run until I hit red lights - man that took a toll. Good ride though, stretched like crazy once I got in and they should be OK in the morning - I'm having some latenight chili to try and help feed the muscle fix-up Otherwise fine, pretty slow overall due to slowing down and spinning to ease slight cramp/pain (I drank craploads of water at the next light and that eased up nicely) and just general slower speeds after the sprint and ride up.
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Old 05-31-07, 06:44 AM
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Moist. Light rain falling, but not enough to really soak me. I wore my rain jacket / portable sauna. I left a little later than normal. Even with the rain, I saw 3 or more bicycle tracks in the dry spots under trees. Cool. More commuters getting out in bad weather. Only saw one other cyclist heading the other way. Visibility was poor in fog.

A woman in a car stopped to let me run a stop sign. She had no stop sign. I stopped too, of course, and looked at her until she waved me through the intersection. What is it with drivers?
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Old 05-31-07, 07:32 AM
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Hot ride in, seems pretty humid out there already today. Left late again, so took the road route (too short) but I've more evening miles to get in, so I don't feel so bad - legs are still a little tired though.
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Old 05-31-07, 07:39 AM
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One word: Humid!

I got a little bit sweaty but I suspect it has more to do with the humidity and heat more than the eBike. I bet it would be a bit sweaty as well if I walked a few blocks.
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Old 05-31-07, 07:54 AM
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Originally Posted by vtjim
Moist. Light rain falling, but not enough to really soak me.
You know you're reading BF too much when....

You're listening to the morning weather report to know what to expect on your commute. You hear that there's rain in Vermont and immediately think, "vtjim's gonna have a wet commute this morning....".

No, I'm not making this up.

My commute was uneventful.
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Old 05-31-07, 08:02 AM
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Heavy traffic on the Mt. Vernon Trail this morning. There was some guy who kept slowing down and speeding up. I think he was just trying to show off.
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Old 05-31-07, 08:31 AM
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Another beautiful day. I really wish I wasn't working today...
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Old 05-31-07, 08:40 AM
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Not a cloud in the sky,
nor a hint of a breeze.
It's days like this that
give you cycling disease!
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Old 05-31-07, 09:19 AM
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Nice morning. Trailer Thing 2 to daycare downtown, back home, then mosey into work w/ wife, who works 1 mile closer to home than I do but on same commute path. She's getting faster, even w/ taking most of the last week off from the bike.
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Old 05-31-07, 10:00 AM
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I wish I could traler the kids too and from... The streets around here are just WAY to busy... The street Behind our home is US 41... The Speed Limit is 35MPH, but people do 50-60 all the time.... The street in front has a 20mph limit. I jumped infront of an idiot who was doing well over 40mph.... I was trying to get my kids in the car... Why are people in such a rush? Is everyone incapable of leaving on-time? Heck is 15 minuets early too much to ask?

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Old 05-31-07, 10:32 AM
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Bus again, since I had to stop in at my doctor's office (why the @#$%^&** they won't do more than 3 months of refills on a prescription, AND require me to come in in person to renew, for something I've been on for years, I have no idea), and then it took me over an hour to go 47 blocks. SO not impressed.

Oh well, I get to ferry the second New Old Bike home tonight. The ride home last night was fantastic - that old Raleigh tourer is hard to accelerate, but just like my Dad's old Chevy, once you get to cruising speed it just settles in and glides. Gorgeous, gorgeous bike
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Old 05-31-07, 10:43 AM
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SLOOOOWWW...i spent allot of time climbing today...it was rough....25 miles in 2 hours...i think i climbed over 2000' feet total on the commute in.
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Old 05-31-07, 10:45 AM
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I made my Bike to Work pledge (500 miles) this morning just as I rolled into the parking structure so anything I get tonight is just gravy!

Which it is anyway.
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Old 05-31-07, 10:58 AM
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Nice half commute today - had to drop the van off at the shop to get a repair estimate.

I love my commute more everyday - the route is half on a greenway which passes through a beautiful floodplain but also has multiple jumping-off points to the grocery store, hardware store, and garage, so it's pleasant but also practical. Daily bike commuting is in my grasp!
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How does your Bike To Work pledge thing work? I am doing 2 different tracking things this month, one tracks commute plus errands or anything I might have otherwise used a car for (~340 miles for May), the other only tracks trips to *the office* (not dropping kids or anything else, 208 miles for May) (and then there is just plain time on bike, ~500 miles for May)

Last year there was another alternative contest, tracking any (ground) mileage outside of single-occupancy car.
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Originally Posted by Buglady
Bus again, since I had to stop in at my doctor's office (why the @#$%^&** they won't do more than 3 months of refills on a prescription, AND require me to come in in person to renew, for something I've been on for years, I have no idea
Do you have health insurance? Most health insurance companies now WANT you to do mail-order prescription services, and these services will generally send you a 6-month supply and get the prescription refilled for you automatically. The insurance co. can usually bring enough pressure to bear on your doctor to get him to go along with it. (I work for a pharmaceutical company and used to do medical insurance billing).
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Old 05-31-07, 11:02 AM
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I haven't commuted for almost 2 weeks. It felt a little rough but I ended up shaving off 15 minutes. I guess I was pushing it. 30 mile rt via some pretty busy roads and about 1/3 mup.
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Old 05-31-07, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by HardyWeinberg
How does your Bike To Work pledge thing work? I am doing 2 different tracking things this month, one tracks commute plus errands or anything I might have otherwise used a car for (~340 miles for May), the other only tracks trips to *the office* (not dropping kids or anything else, 208 miles for May) (and then there is just plain time on bike, ~500 miles for May)

Last year there was another alternative contest, tracking any (ground) mileage outside of single-occupancy car.
It logs your miles on the bike. There's a way to denote whether the trip is for commuting, recreation/training, or errands. But as everybody on this forum knows, many trips can be two or all three of those categories.

And it wasn't really a stretch for me, that's pretty much what I would have done anyway.
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Old 05-31-07, 11:10 AM
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great ride, though i was still slightly inebriated from last night. I did my normal 15-18mph, but man, that scenery was FLYING by!
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Originally Posted by Itsjustb
Do you have health insurance? Most health insurance companies now WANT you to do mail-order prescription services,
I'm in Canada, it's a bit different here. I think this particular doctor is just really fussy. He is also a vampire because he takes every opportunity to send me for a zillion blood tests, none of which have been remotely useful.

Anyway, I've solved the problem by finding a new doctor 10 blocks from my work (bike path accessible too!). Just got the confirmation for that, yay.
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I work for a company that promotes commuting on a bike (Green Travel is in). I even get paid for it as it cuts parking spaces.

So my commute to work is quality as I know there is more of benefit than keeping my heart pumping.
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Old 05-31-07, 04:38 PM
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Snapped a chain four miles in today. Couldn't even find it after the fact. It might have flown off into a nearby canal.

One of those days, I guess.
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Old 05-31-07, 06:56 PM
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20 minute commute to work, 12 minutes back. Talk about a hill.
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13 days off the saddle and figured that today would be rough. It was tough, but good. Had my best times and highest MPH both directions. I'm feeling it tonight since I haven't ridden for a while. Got honked at by a lady. I smiled.
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