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Old 07-23-07, 10:29 PM
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Nice ride both ways. No problems with drivers, just wrong way cyclists and several dogwalkers with 20 foot leashes. What is the use of a leash that allows the dog to walk in the middle of the street? Somebody needs to nueter the dogwalkers.
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Old 07-24-07, 12:55 AM
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Got my new Fenix P3D flashlight in the mail just before leaving for my commute at 4:30 this afternoon. Mounted it on my handlebars using a Livestrong bracelet and an extra rubber spacer from a blinky mount. On my ride in, with partly cloudy skies, I had an oncoming truck driver in the 2 lane 55mph section flash his high beams at me . That made my day.
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Old 07-24-07, 04:20 AM
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Well... I found me some hills. I had to pick up my son from his Grandma's house yesterday in the hilliest part of town. That and it raised my commuting mileage to almost 70 miles in one day... ugh. Combined with the mid 90 F temps that was obnoxious. Lost 4 lbs in water by the time I arrived home. Today is the same thing but I am going to shorten it by 15 miles by taking a bus from downtown. Still get the hills though. Woo hoo!
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Bloody awful . Had to emergency stop for a motorist who cut me off, went right over the handlebars. Few cuts and grazes, bike is OK, but I've lost my wallet and phone. Car didn't stop, obviously.

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Old 07-24-07, 05:18 AM
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Heading home yesterday, I got caught in road construction/repaving. Had to sit in line with pissed off drivers for nearly 10 minutes before we were allowed to proceed. You'd think they could at least shut their cars off while idling that long, but none of them did. I rode with the traffic for a good mile at ~ 25-30mph before turning off. Despite the traffic delays, I still managed an 18.1 mph average over the 26 mile round trip. Best speed for the year.

Ride in this AM was very pleasant. Drafted a moving van for a 1/4 mile-35mph going up an easy grade.
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Old 07-24-07, 06:32 AM
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Nice again today. A bit humid. No wind. Sunny.

OMG I JUST NOTICED THERE'S A HUGE DEAD SLUG ON MY REAR BRAKE LINE! :barf: I think I'll let it dry up and maybe it'll fall off. Or I could be like Bear Grylls and eat it for protien.
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Old 07-24-07, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Adamjc86
Bloody awful .
Glad to hear you're OK. It could have been a lot worse. No witnesses to get a plate #?

My commute was uneventful. Finished HP #7 last night so I didn't have to carry that weight in again today, but stayed up till 1 am to do it. Legs were really tired this morning.
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Old 07-24-07, 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Adamjc86
Bloody awful . Had to emergency stop for a motorist who cut me off, went right over the handlebars. Few cuts and grazes, bike is OK, but I've lost my wallet and phone. Car didn't stop, obviously.

Man, that sucks about your phone and wallet but at least you are OK.
Take care.
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Old 07-24-07, 08:08 AM
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Brutal Adamjc :/ That really sucks.

Sounds like one hell of a work out there, DataJunkie (rather you than me, to be honest - 4lbs of water loss )

My ride in was typically uneventful, took the road direct route in due to running late (chose to sleep in).
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Old 07-24-07, 08:09 AM
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Commute today was awesome! Great unusal weather for TX this morning. Nice breeze, but not enough to slow me down. It rained last night so everything had this foggy hazy to it. Nice ride. Can't wait until 5:30 and I am back at it!
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Old 07-24-07, 08:40 AM
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Generally pleasant on the way in. We came across 5 Porsches in about 3 minutes - four 911's and a Boxster. A 911 SC Turbo is my midlife-crisis dream car...
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Old 07-24-07, 08:55 AM
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Meh. I think I overdid it on the commute home last night (it was 31C and humid... bleh) and whether that was the trigger or not, I wound up with a migraine that lasted pretty well all night. I still had it when I woke up at 3:30 a.m. anyway. Took more drugs, went back to bed, and it's mostly retreated now. I took the bus anyway, gazing longingly out the window at all the cyclists.

Stupid migraines.
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Old 07-24-07, 10:07 AM
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I had a nice ride. Said hello to a guy on a bike and a lady walking a dog. Left a smile on my face. When was the last time you said hi to a complete stranger while in a car? ....... never right?... yeah I thought so.
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Old 07-24-07, 10:12 AM
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Another sticky day, which is just flat out weird for NorCal. I remembered to bring my JetLite in anticipation of a late night at the office. The ride in was uneventful--passed a few fellow commuters and had no issues with any drivers. Just the way I like it.
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Old 07-24-07, 11:39 AM
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Great. First ride since Wednesday, out sick from then to basically now. Missed record rainfall pretty much every day, darn the luck. Today, cloudy but dry (from above anyway).
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Old 07-24-07, 11:50 AM
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Uneventful good ride. We had a huge thunderstorm last night. Dodging puddles seemed a small price to pay for not melting.
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Originally Posted by Itsjustb
Glad to hear you're OK. It could have been a lot worse. No witnesses to get a plate #?

My commute was uneventful. Finished HP #7 last night so I didn't have to carry that weight in again today, but stayed up till 1 am to do it. Legs were really tired this morning.
Thanks for the replies guys , my phone is insured, and I got my replacement today, which was pretty good.

A guy in a Merc pulled over to help me out, which was nice of him - said the other driver was "a bit of a d**k", I was really surprised to see a car driver help me out!

Didn't manage to get his reg no, but hopefully I won't have another accident for a while!

Cheers,

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Going in for the MRI this afternoon...hope'n and Praying the knee is just sprained!
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Going in for the MRI this afternoon...hope'n and Praying the knee is just sprained!
Good luck!

Don't bring the bike into the MRI room (unless it's CF or Al I guess)
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Nice weather going in, and I saw 3 deer, 2 of which were babies!
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Rode in this morning at 3:45AM! First time I truly used the Dinotte Headlight. It is AWESOME! Had to position it correctly, but it is so worth the money.
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Took a different route on the way home yesterday to avoid road construction. A little longer, but not a bad route to use as an alternate. Weather is still nice, but the humidity and temps are creeping back up.
Hope to ride in tomorrow too, but Friday I'll probably have to drive.
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Best commute yet (I've only been commuting for a month now). I finally got a rack bag and ditched the backpack which was great to get rid of. Unfortunately I will have to put on the backpack some days to take a laptop with me.
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Old 07-25-07, 07:16 AM
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Drove wife's car to dealership for maintenance today. Yesterday's commute home was nice though. I'm still trying to find a ticking sound when I pedal. Not the drivetrain. Possibly rear suspension, but I can't figure out which point. I'm dripping some lube into the parts that pivot to see if it stops.
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Good ride in, found out last night at the LBS that my road bike looks it has been in a fairly heavy impact front accident - some tell-tale signs in the frame, apparently. Not to worry, no cracks yet and well, it was free - it's still very much safe to ride. Good ride in, keep forgetting to top up the pressures. I think I'm a gnats pube shy of 2000km now on that bike standing at 1236mi. I have to lock up outside unseen for a couple hours tonight, I'm a little apprehensive but glad the rack is QR so I can just take that whole thing with me.
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