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Old 03-14-08, 10:45 AM
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Super mellow morning. Made green pancakes for the kids, hung out, got on my bike and waved to my neighbor who's also an occasional bike commuter. Nice and cool, just wore a sweater, no pushing to make the lights, just nice and easy. Motorists were calm and considerate. A great way to close out the week.
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Old 03-14-08, 11:45 AM
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nice brisk ride in this morning. Slept in after long roadtrip for work, stretched everything else out (getting family up, dropping 6 yr old off...).

I guess I said something too nice about the lack of flats on my big apples on the trip, when I got back to the office last night, found the rear flat. No leaks I could find, so I put the tube back in, pumped it up, and it seems fine now. Annoying but survivable.
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Old 03-14-08, 12:20 PM
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Bleh, had a horrible ride yesterday (no wind, but it was cold and my asthma kicked in, plus I don't think I ate enough on Wednesday so my muscles had no fuel; I crawled along in my lowest gear at a quarter impulse and felt sorry for myself...).

Took the bus today and got carsick. I can't win.
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Old 03-14-08, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr_H View Post
The thing I hate about this time of year is that the mornings are cold, 30 or so, but the afternoons are warming to the 40s and 50s. That means I have to bring cold weather gear in the morning, but I dont need half of it at night.
That is most of the winter here. 26-35F in the mornings, 50-60F for the ride home.

I use knee warmers and a LS base layer under my T-shirt, wool socks and wool gloves.

So the extra I carry home is the baselayer and knee warmers, wool sock and wool long finger glove that go under my cycling gloves.

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Old 03-14-08, 02:58 PM
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Cold and wet today. No rain going in but chilly. On the way home, I was riding in 44 degrees with a steady rain. It gets a little chilly, but it does inspire me to ride faster. I made my usual 50 minute ride in 42 minutes.
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Old 03-14-08, 05:43 PM
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Out was fine, coming back I was leapfrogging for three miles with a city bus. Cough choke wheeze gasp.
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Old 03-14-08, 08:41 PM
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some lady honked at me while i ran a red she was waiting at... then as she passed me she was screaming and honking ... so at the next light (its LA--cars can't go anywhere) i tapped on her window and she started honking and yelling and giving me the finger -- it was like someone's fat grandma... so while i waited at the light i played charades.... i pretended i was a big & fat ... as the light changed she kept honking until she passed me... then i met her at a light again... it was about 10 miles in and i had a lot of phlegm so i just let it all out on her window.... never saw her again as she was stuck in heavy traffic.. lady must have had a bad day...
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Old 03-14-08, 10:04 PM
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havent rode to work but once this year so far. starting again tommorrow. with luck and the right motivation i will commute every day through october. only thing that i wont ride in is a wind storm or when lightning is possible. i know, im a wimp.
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Old 03-14-08, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Buglady View Post
Bleh, had a horrible ride yesterday (no wind, but it was cold and my asthma kicked in, plus I don't think I ate enough on Wednesday so my muscles had no fuel; I crawled along in my lowest gear at a quarter impulse and felt sorry for myself...).

Took the bus today and got carsick. I can't win.
wanna bet
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Old 03-16-08, 12:56 AM
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Great commute and very very hot 40 degrees c easy

Alot of roads also pretty quiet due to the GP dropped past on the way home to see if I could see any action but it had just finished......

Well done Lewis Hamilton though
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Old 03-16-08, 07:45 AM
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Awesome commute home on Friday. Perfect route, perfect weather. I dressed in too many layers, but nothing terrible.
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Old 03-16-08, 06:06 PM
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First time on the hybrid in over about a week. It's nice not having to worry about where to put things since it has 2 bottle holders, wald folding baskets and a seat bag. I've been putting some miles on the road bike getting it dialed in. what a difference!
Note to self: remove studded tires!!
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Old 03-16-08, 11:07 PM
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A basic ride is what I enjoy on a daily basis is what I strive.
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Old 03-16-08, 11:11 PM
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rode today. not a bad ride, a bit slow and got rained on . only my second ride this year but it i will be riding gobs more.
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Old 03-17-08, 12:58 AM
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just so hot its not funny this like the 8th day of over 37 degrees c

chucked a sicky and went on a day tour instead very nice
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Old 03-17-08, 01:42 AM
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commute today was same same... still tiring. hot though! it was at least 36 to 37 degrees C on the road. no extraordinary things happening.. im on a weight loss mission... its been an uphill battle but i think i will prevail. hehe
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Old 03-17-08, 05:01 AM
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Anything more than a few degrees away from 0C, I have to convert. Hard for me to think of 37C (98F) right now. My ride in this morning was 1C (~34F).

No wonder you're all bonkers--you're on the wrong side of the world!
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Old 03-17-08, 06:40 AM
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Cool and windy ride in today. I left my feet/ankle warmers at work last week so my toes were a little cold. Other than that not a bad ride. Windy and mid 40s (F) for the ride home should be nice.
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Old 03-17-08, 07:31 AM
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A beautiful St. Paddy's Day here in NC. Chilly start to the day, about 33F on my ride in to work, but a nice tailwind most of the way. It's supposed to be sunny and reach the upper 50s F this afternoon, so it should be a nice ride home as well.

Had one of my best commuting weeks in a while last week, 107 miles in 4 days. Won't be able to top that this week due the holiday on Friday.
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Nice ride in, but windy! 22 miles in 2 hours and 15 minutes, I can usually keep it to 2 hours. My feet were very cold; I need to get more thin socks so I can layer.
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Old 03-17-08, 08:28 AM
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Today was my first day back on the commute after a week of vacation. I have to say, this whole commuting thing is really quite fun. It didn't hurt that my legs were completely fresh, I got a half-decent sleep and the roads weren't completely covered in ice after the weekend's snowfall.
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Old 03-17-08, 08:48 AM
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didn't ride into today - cam down with Strep this weekend so I am contagious and working from home today. Back on the road tomorrow morning
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Old 03-17-08, 08:58 AM
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didn't ride into today - cam down with Strep this weekend so I am contagious and working from home today. Back on the road tomorrow morning
It seems to be going around the Raleigh/Durham area, as you're the 3rd report of strep I've heard in the last week.

Fast & uneventful ride this morning. Legs felt better than I expected after playing 3 hours of Ultimate yesterday in the wind and then getting little sleep last night. Maybe this "stretching" thing I tried yesterday (after hearing so much about it) really works.
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Old 03-17-08, 10:12 AM
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cold and damp. What's up with this, I thought it was spring.
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Old 03-17-08, 10:13 AM
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Raced Saturday and Sunday so my Monday legs felt like lead. That, and the north wind, meant that I was struggling to keep a 16mph pace, which meant I hit practically every red light on the way to work. Oh well, it's still better than driving.
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