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02-17-16, 02:42 PM
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Posted By mtessmer

Yes, Speedplay Frogs.

Yes, Speedplay Frogs.
02-13-16, 10:38 AM
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Posted By mtessmer

504307 Here is my winter ride.

504307 Here is my winter ride.
Forum: Commuting
02-12-16, 11:57 AM
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Posted By mtessmer

Today is International Winter Bike to Work Day. ...

Today is International Winter Bike to Work Day. After 34 years of year around bike commuting to work here in Minneapolis, MN (now retired), I carried on the tradition to biking by biking to my...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-15, 07:10 AM
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Posted By mtessmer

Back to riding my summer bike, the temps here in...

Back to riding my summer bike, the temps here in Minneapolis are unbelievably warm. A high of 47F!
12-08-15, 07:26 AM
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Posted By mtessmer

492286 This is my first trek this winter. I've...

492286 This is my first trek this winter. I've been riding year around for over 34 years.
Forum: Commuting
12-01-15, 08:09 AM
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Posted By mtessmer

491107 This is yesterday morning. I got 25...

491107
This is yesterday morning. I got 25 miles in. The weather went a little down hill from there.
Forum: Commuting
07-14-15, 11:49 AM
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Posted By mtessmer

Helped my niece with her first bike to work...

Helped my niece with her first bike to work commute. She did great!
Forum: Commuting
06-03-15, 12:53 PM
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Posted By mtessmer

Overcast, 65F, great ride this morning.

Overcast, 65F, great ride this morning.
Forum: Commuting
03-20-15, 06:29 AM
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Posted By mtessmer

I think a lot of us could relate to this, there...

I think a lot of us could relate to this, there are many days I feel like this when I get up in the morning. About 95% of the time I'm glad I did it. The key is to not think about it to much. The...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-14, 08:13 AM
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Views: 151,254
Posted By mtessmer

420797 I've been bike commuting year around here...

420797 I've been bike commuting year around here in Minnesota for over 32 years (my forth winter on this). It's a hoot!!!
02-19-14, 06:21 PM
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Posted By mtessmer

365013. We have twice the snow now then when I...

365013. We have twice the snow now then when I took this last month.
Forum: Commuting
02-19-14, 09:15 AM
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Posted By mtessmer

Great commute! 20F and saw a beautiful sunrise. ...

Great commute! 20F and saw a beautiful sunrise. I actually added some extra miles on my way in and I didn't want to stop. We are suppose to get up to 38F this afternoon, whoohoo! Of course we're...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-14, 10:10 AM
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Posted By mtessmer

I'm glad I'm not the only one, it's been since...

I'm glad I'm not the only one, it's been since the 17th for me. We've had 33 days below -0 F so far this year and the most snow we've had in thirty years. I rode yesterday and it felt really good. ...
Forum: Commuting
12-18-13, 10:03 AM
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Posted By mtessmer

No, it's a bad switch. It worked great all last...

No, it's a bad switch. It worked great all last winter.
Forum: Commuting
12-18-13, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 118,502
Posted By mtessmer

We've had the longest, coldest December weather...

We've had the longest, coldest December weather since the early 70's. Plus we've had snow 12 out of the last 17 days. It's hurt my bike commuting figures. Most of November was colder than average...
Forum: Commuting
12-18-13, 09:43 AM
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Posted By mtessmer

It didn't start well. My bike helmet...

It didn't start well. My bike helmet headlight/flasher died on me (with a full charge) and I no sooner get out of the driveway and my rear tire was almost flat. Hmmm... I hope my day gets better. :(
Forum: Commuting
12-06-13, 01:15 PM
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Views: 118,502
Posted By mtessmer

Hey, that's my coldest bike commute too! I've...

Hey, that's my coldest bike commute too! I've done it a few times. Today it was only -5F Good ride!
11-26-13, 10:27 AM
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Posted By mtessmer

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352630
Forum: Commuting
11-26-13, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 118,502
Posted By mtessmer

Quite the change in weather as far as temps goes...

Quite the change in weather as far as temps goes today from yesterday. Yesterday 28F-40F, today 13F and we might hit 20F for a high. Good thing I've got my layering down.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-13, 07:19 AM
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Posted By mtessmer

Sunny?!?! What's that?

Sunny?!?! What's that?
Forum: Commuting
06-07-13, 09:58 AM
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Views: 118,502
Posted By mtessmer

I had the same senario on Wednesday, I made it...

I had the same senario on Wednesday, I made it most of the way home dry and then the last mile or so the skies opened up.
Forum: Commuting
06-04-13, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 118,502
Posted By mtessmer

We have a ride share program here too and it's a...

We have a ride share program here too and it's a nice option on the days I have to drive. I can still run errands, adds lunch options. I use it sometimes when I bike commute on my lunch break just...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-13, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 118,502
Posted By mtessmer

Sun!!! It's been a week! I'm going to have a...

Sun!!! It's been a week! I'm going to have a pretty hefty headwind for the ride home this afternoon though.
Forum: Commuting
05-22-13, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 118,502
Posted By mtessmer

It's been a wet week for biking but my rides so...

It's been a wet week for biking but my rides so far have been between the rain drops. :)
Forum: Commuting
05-17-13, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 118,502
Posted By mtessmer

Well, It's National Bike to Work Day. I had a...

Well, It's National Bike to Work Day. I had a good ride in this morning, light rain, 58F/15C. The air smelled so fresh and clean. We'll see what the bike ride home brings. We are suppose to have...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-13, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 118,502
Posted By mtessmer

It's National Bike To Work Week here is the US. ...

It's National Bike To Work Week here is the US. It was 35F/2C but sunny and little to no wind when I left the house this morning. Had a great ride in, even added a couple of extra miles. Things...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-13, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 118,502
Posted By mtessmer

I did the exact same thing yesterday (8th) but...

I did the exact same thing yesterday (8th) but mine only added four miles. You're right it does seem different commuting in a little later.
Forum: Commuting
05-01-13, 08:37 AM
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Views: 118,502
Posted By mtessmer

I'm a strong believer in Brooks saddles. They...

I'm a strong believer in Brooks saddles. They are by far the best.
Forum: Commuting
05-01-13, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 118,502
Posted By mtessmer

It was a little soggy on the way in this morning,...

It was a little soggy on the way in this morning, 43F (6C) and dropping. They are talking about it changing to snow later today and over night. I rode anyway, I don't care at this point. This has...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-13, 12:02 PM
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Views: 118,502
Posted By mtessmer

Great weekend of biking and a great commute to...

Great weekend of biking and a great commute to work today. I've got to take advantage of this nice weather we are having. We went from freezing and snow to 70+F degrees over night (although we are...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-13, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 118,502
Posted By mtessmer

They are saying we should make it to 60F (16C)...

They are saying we should make it to 60F (16C) for the first time this year today! We've only been in the 50's four times. It's been consistantly 10-20 degrees below our normal average temps. We...
Forum: Commuting
04-19-13, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 118,502
Posted By mtessmer

I had an interesting day yesterday. I had a...

I had an interesting day yesterday. I had a scheduled dentist appointment first thing in the morning and we had a threat of a heavy snow storm. I got up in the morning and it had been sleeting and...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-13, 10:48 AM
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Posted By mtessmer

Nice pics, dramiscram! Thanks for sharing!

Nice pics, dramiscram! Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Commuting
04-16-13, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 118,502
Posted By mtessmer

311126 I took this yesterday (I had to drive),...

311126
I took this yesterday (I had to drive), I rode today. They are talking more snow tomorrow. You have to be very careful what you say to people around here and be careful how you look at...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-13, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 118,502
Posted By mtessmer

I had a decent morning commute, I missed the...

I had a decent morning commute, I missed the rain. It was 40F, not a whole lot warmer this afternoon. They are talking about it dropping into the 30's F by midweek and snow....man....this is...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-13, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 118,502
Posted By mtessmer

After reading through these posts I'm feeling a...

After reading through these posts I'm feeling a little encouraged that we're not the only one with a very late coming spring.
Forum: Commuting
04-04-13, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 118,502
Posted By mtessmer

I had a great commute this morning. It hasn't...

I had a great commute this morning. It hasn't been this warm (38F) for a morning start since last fall. I took a little longer way in and added some miles. I'm really looking forward to the ride...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-13, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 118,502
Posted By mtessmer

I had a wonderful commute but we are still way...

I had a wonderful commute but we are still way below our normal average temps (18F in the morning), it was only 38F at noon. Well, at least the sun is shining and the skies are clear. Oh, did a...
Forum: Commuting
03-28-13, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 118,502
Posted By mtessmer

It's been a good week for bike commuting, low...

It's been a good week for bike commuting, low 20's F in the morning topping 40F in the afternoon. We still have a great deal of snow on the ground but the roads are good for the most part. No place...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-13, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 118,502
Posted By mtessmer

Yep, me too. Had to drive today for a business...

Yep, me too. Had to drive today for a business meeting but I'll be back on it tomorrow. I'm also getting a little tired of this winter stuff, especially now that it's "spring". HA!
03-21-13, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 402,112
Posted By mtessmer

We've had a really long winter here in Minnesota,...

We've had a really long winter here in Minnesota, of course I don't think we're alone. Here's my winter ride and it's been great.305898305899
Forum: Commuting
03-20-13, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 118,502
Posted By mtessmer

Happy first day of spring! It was 2F (-11F wind...

Happy first day of spring! It was 2F (-11F wind chill) on my 15 mile bike commute this morning. We also still have snow up to our butts, what's wrong with this picture? It was still a nice commute...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-13, 08:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,388
Posted By mtessmer

Some of my bikes are under 1000 but most are...

Some of my bikes are under 1000 but most are over. I ride them all to work and lock them outside.
Forum: Commuting
05-18-12, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 94,125
Posted By mtessmer

Here in Minnesota they moved bike to work day to...

Here in Minnesota they moved bike to work day to sometime in June. I think this is only the second year they've done it. I still enjoyed a perfect bike to work day today.
Forum: Commuting
03-22-12, 05:58 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 17,865
Posted By mtessmer

These are some amazing pics, I feel inspired....

These are some amazing pics, I feel inspired. I'll have to dust off my camera. Thanks!
Forum: Commuting
03-14-11, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 154,423
Posted By mtessmer

Well, I've been riding all winter but this is the...

Well, I've been riding all winter but this is the first time I've ridden three work days in a row. It's suppose to warm up this week, maybe 50F. I don't know it was 12F when I left the house and...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-11, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 154,423
Posted By mtessmer

Looks like everyone dealing with wind. The wind...

Looks like everyone dealing with wind. The wind was so strong yesterday that we went from a high of 42F at midday to my bike commute home (33F when I left) to 19F by the time I got home with an...
Forum: Commuting
02-23-11, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 154,423
Posted By mtessmer

Even though we just got clobbered with well over...

Even though we just got clobbered with well over a foot of snow a couple of days ago conditions for bike commuting were good today. I had a very nice commute and you can almost sense spring isn't to...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-11, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 154,423
Posted By mtessmer

It was a nice bike commute yesterday, foggy (it...

It was a nice bike commute yesterday, foggy (it cleared out in the afternoon) but it got up to 43F. Today is very windy and a high of 23F... at least there is no fog.
Forum: Commuting
02-04-11, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 154,423
Posted By mtessmer

I had a great bike commute yesterday. It was -1F...

I had a great bike commute yesterday. It was -1F when I left in the morning and 20F on the way home. Plus, I had daylight all the way home! It was nice having a sunny day, we've had very few of them...
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