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Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 07:26 AM
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Posted By arsprod

I left work early yesterday to miss the storms,...

I left work early yesterday to miss the storms, and of course rode right into the middle of it. It rained so hard that within the span of 30 minutes it went from light drizzle to flooded streets....
Forum: Commuting
06-19-19, 06:55 AM
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Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

A dry ride - 1st this week! Actually it was a...

A dry ride - 1st this week! Actually it was a beautiful, 70F, no wind, sunny morning. I soaked it in because thunderstorms are back this afternoon (pun intended)
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 07:42 AM
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Posted By arsprod

My route home is north and I just couldn't bear...

My route home is north and I just couldn't bear riding into 18-20mph winds yesterday... I took the bus home! This morning it was 47F when I left (yeah that's a "4") but the sun's back and winds are...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 08:22 AM
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Posted By arsprod

After 3 picture perfect days this morning was...

After 3 picture perfect days this morning was nasty - 55F, grey, 17mph wind gusts (fortunately headed my way). It felt a lot colder than it was. I'm hoping for an improvement but the forecast shows...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 07:19 AM
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Posted By arsprod

Warmer this morning at 67F, but wet from heavy...

Warmer this morning at 67F, but wet from heavy rains yesterday and a little sprinkles. There were two riders stopped with flats. After I passed the second he caught up to me and thanked me for asking...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1,144
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Posted By arsprod

I sarcastically mentioned yesterday that I'd...

I sarcastically mentioned yesterday that I'd geared up for rain in the morning and nothing happened. Well the ride home made up for it big time. I left downtown with sunny skies but within 3 or 4...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1,144
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Posted By arsprod

Got all geared up for rain this morning and......

Got all geared up for rain this morning and... nothing
Forum: Commuting
06-04-19, 11:33 AM
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Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

Lol, I saw your post and said "hey that's me...

Lol, I saw your post and said "hey that's me too..." then realized we live in the same place!!
Forum: Commuting
05-30-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

And it's raining again. I'm getting tired of...

And it's raining again. I'm getting tired of being wet all the time
Forum: Commuting
05-28-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

Well if I have to go back to work after long...

Well if I have to go back to work after long weekend it helps that it was a beautiful Spring morning - 71F, sunny, little bit of wind.
Forum: Commuting
05-23-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

I managed to wait out the worst of the morning...

I managed to wait out the worst of the morning thunderstorms but not all the rain. And of course there was a headwind too! I just kept thinking how great the ride home will be in 80 degree temps and...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-19, 07:19 AM
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Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

Rain, wet, bleh

Rain, wet, bleh
Forum: Commuting
05-21-19, 08:25 AM
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Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

Chilly and grey the last couple mornings with...

Chilly and grey the last couple mornings with temps in the mid 40's. Weird experience yesterday - came up to a busy downtown street crossing and a cop stopped for me. Not only did he stop he put on...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-19, 09:40 AM
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Posted By arsprod

You were sooooo much smarter than me! By the time...

You were sooooo much smarter than me! By the time I hit the worst of it I was north of Broad Ripple and no where to shelter except in the trees so gutted it out
Forum: Commuting
05-17-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

Totally agree! My neighbor wasn't so lucky

Totally agree! My neighbor wasn't so lucky
Forum: Commuting
05-17-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1,144
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Posted By arsprod

Happy Bike to Work Day, or for us happy Friday!...

Happy Bike to Work Day, or for us happy Friday! Big news for me was yesterday's ride home - epic scary, rode right into a major storm. In about 10 minutes it went from a nice tailwind to 60mph...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-19, 08:04 AM
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Posted By arsprod

Interesting you mention a tent. I...

Interesting you mention a tent. I (subconsciously) noticed a tent pitched under a downtown highway overpass two days ago. As of this morning it's still there which amazes me - I thought for sure the...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

Nice! I'm moving to Portsmouth!!

Nice! I'm moving to Portsmouth!!
Forum: Commuting
05-13-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

Wow, nice to know someone is getting Spring...

Wow, nice to know someone is getting Spring weather. It was cold and wet this morning, 44f when I left and while not raining the ground is still saturated from weekend rains
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

That's funny and shows that most people just...

That's funny and shows that most people just don't get it! If I did this just to save gas money I'd have punted a long time ago! Cooler this morning, didn't even get to 50F and not supposed to go...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

My perfect morning spring ride was marred by...

My perfect morning spring ride was marred by winds this morning - I guess perfection can't last. Must be some kind of ride to school day today - passed several groups of kids and parents with police...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

I can tell it's Spring by the number of people on...

I can tell it's Spring by the number of people on the trails who have no sense of anything around them. I guess that's the trade off for pleasant weather!
Forum: Commuting
05-06-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

Back on the bike after more than 2 weeks off...

Back on the bike after more than 2 weeks off playing nursemaid to my wife who had major surgery. I don't look forward to the first few rides after a few days off - was dreading this one after more...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,144
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Posted By arsprod

Had to pull the winter gear back out yesterday,...

Had to pull the winter gear back out yesterday, 34 in the morning. Today it's back to a normal 43, looking for mid 70's this afternoon. I left the winter gear tub out just in case!
Forum: Commuting
04-11-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

The winds have arrived, along with cooler temps....

The winds have arrived, along with cooler temps. 45F this morning and 12-15mph crosswind. The 30+ winds are supposed to arrive by early afternoon and I thought about driving (I HATE winds). But...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-19, 07:53 AM
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Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

mgw4jc Nice Magyver'ing! I haven't needed a...

mgw4jc Nice Magyver'ing! I haven't needed a headlight in the mornings for over a week now - odd how freeing that is. Haven't been able to ride in shorts in the morning yet but yesterday was shorts...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

Stick with it, totally worth a week of...

Stick with it, totally worth a week of discomfort! If you're sliding forward the seat nose is too low. Brooks adjust differently than other seats because you sit "in" them rather than on. Level is a...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-19, 08:25 AM
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Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

They're already an issue here and the problem is...

They're already an issue here and the problem is their speed on MUP's. Besides my envy that they easily travel in excess of 15mph with little effort, we saw last summer that they can be a menace in...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

I agree with pdlamb - shorts and 46?! No way!! I...

I agree with pdlamb - shorts and 46?! No way!! I love the idea of riding to the hospital for heart surgery - get the media to cover it.

28F in the morning, predicted 58F this afternoon, the new...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

You also go lucky that they were apparently not...

You also go lucky that they were apparently not very smart! Those locks are pretty easy to pop open with a screwdriver, so here's to stupid bike thieves!!

Spring is such a tease. Mornings have...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

Haven't checked in in awhile, been predictably...

Haven't checked in in awhile, been predictably boring and cold. This morning was the first tease that Spring might actually happen, a balmy 37F. And along with warmer temps come rain and...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

Yesterday's ride home was close to 70F - first...

Yesterday's ride home was close to 70F - first ride in shorts. This morning, 40F, 18mph winds, light rain. About 2 miles in the front went flat. Feeling particularly lazy I just aired it up and went...
Forum: Commuting
03-14-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

55F, rainy, and 15mph headwind. The ride home...

55F, rainy, and 15mph headwind. The ride home should be fun!
Forum: Commuting
03-12-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

Back to work after 10+ days off. I don't know...

Back to work after 10+ days off. I don't know what's harder, getting up to speed on the bike or being back at work!
Forum: Commuting
02-28-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

28F and dry, my last commute day for a week -...

28F and dry, my last commute day for a week - heading to warmer vacation climate!
Forum: Commuting
02-22-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

Heehee! Pleasantly boring 28F, roads and trails...

Heehee! Pleasantly boring 28F, roads and trails finally clear, and it's getting lighter, sooner. C'mon spring
Forum: Commuting
02-21-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

Yesterday it was above freezing and raining so...

Yesterday it was above freezing and raining so the previous snow was mostly slush. I assumed (there's that word) that this morning it would all be gone and mostly was... except for a couple sections...
Forum: Commuting
02-19-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

18F, no wind, a dusting of snow covering the...

18F, no wind, a dusting of snow covering the trail - pretty nice!
Forum: Commuting
02-13-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

20F, snow, 15-20 mph winds. I almost bailed...

20F, snow, 15-20 mph winds. I almost bailed because of the wind - I'll take ice, snow, rain, almost anything but high winds. It was due west and my route is almost all north/south so wasn't horrible....
Forum: Commuting
02-12-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

37F, rain and fog - overnight rain cleared almost...

37F, rain and fog - overnight rain cleared almost all the ice and snow away so back to regular tires. Smoooooth!
Forum: Commuting
02-11-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

That's seriously cool! Great shout out to Target...

That's seriously cool! Great shout out to Target wicking shirts - they're the best!! Some weird commuting weather today. It snowed yesterday, then last night it rained and even though it was 33F this...
Forum: Commuting
02-07-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

More visibility is always better but don't be...

More visibility is always better but don't be lulled into a sense of invulnerability. I was hit at an mup intersection crossing in November, the driver on one side stopped the other didn't. As a...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

That's my experience after several incidents and...

That's my experience after several incidents and I think the hyper vigilance is a good thing. Didn't ride today - haven't been feeling quite right and heavy rain sealed the deal to drive
Forum: Commuting
02-05-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

HardyWeinberg great picture! Well, we're back to...

HardyWeinberg great picture! Well, we're back to February temps, 31F this morning but the forecast for the next 2 days brings back near 60 and rain... and then back to the teens. I need to buy more...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

pdlamb said most of my experience! Last week was...

pdlamb said most of my experience! Last week was polar vortex hell with actual temps at -15. When it passed we got 6 inches of snow. This morning it was 43F - that's almost 60 degrees warmer. It was...
Forum: Commuting
01-29-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

Needed to drive yesterday to drop off some stuff...

Needed to drive yesterday to drop off some stuff and looks like I won't be riding the rest of the week. Today it's 12 with -3 windchill. It's not horrible but winds are horrible. Tomorrow's high is...
Forum: Commuting
01-25-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

It's 4 and windy - I drove

It's 4 and windy - I drove
Forum: Commuting
01-24-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

HardyWeinberg I love going to doc appointments by...

HardyWeinberg I love going to doc appointments by bike - great reactions from staff. My chiropractor ended up putting a bike rack in front of his office because of me!

Today was sloooooowwwww. 20F...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

16F yesterday - 45F this morning... with steady...

16F yesterday - 45F this morning... with steady rain. While the overnight and morning rain has washed away a lot of the snow and ice, the stuff that remains is slicker than bug snot. Glad I left the...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 28,088
Posted By arsprod

16F, with decent headwind, ice, don't know what...

16F, with decent headwind, ice, don't know what the windchill was. I considered driving but the lure of upper 30's in the afternoon and a tailwind was too tempting. I should have listened to my...
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