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Forum: Commuting
06-18-19, 06:58 AM
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Posted By mgw4jc

Heavy rain and thunderstorms woke me up a couple...

Heavy rain and thunderstorms woke me up a couple of times early this morning. It cleared out around 3:30am, so the ride in was fine, but humid.

Traffic while schools are out for summer is much...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

Warmest morning in a good while, possibly this...

Warmest morning in a good while, possibly this year, at 73F. Humid too, but not horribly so. A nice breeze kept me cool and kept me slower than normal. No worries though.
Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 19,467
Posted By mgw4jc

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8 total) [89/77]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 3542 (3727 total miles YTD)
Gregf83 (BC) _______________ 2717 (3626 total)[81/93]
mgw4jc (NC)...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

Two things I saw yesterday morning that I forgot...

Two things I saw yesterday morning that I forgot to mention. A guy walking a great dane. The dog's head was as high as my handlebars!
In another neighborhood I saw a pick-up truck parked with decals...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By mgw4jc

It would be interesting to see more on-bike...

It would be interesting to see more on-bike footage. I wonder how much of that intense riding can be done at a time. For this video, they could have simply done a bunch of short riding sessions and...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

I saw a skunk on my morning run today. I wasn't...

I saw a skunk on my morning run today. I wasn't sure what it was at first. Cat? It stopped in the road about 20 yards in front of me and I thought maybe it was an opossum. I crossed to the other side...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By mgw4jc

Amazing cyclist in Johannesburg

This video came out about a year ago, but I just found it this morning. One post said the guy is a bike commuter, but either way, this riding is insane to me. Crazy traffic and on a track bike with...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

Tundra_Man - nice rainbow photo and thanks for...

Tundra_Man - nice rainbow photo and thanks for the update. I don't have a nerf bat so I'll continue to follow the weekly posts too. I'm turning 48 in about 3 months, so I've got 50 around the bend...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

Just now getting back to the forum here. A decent...

Just now getting back to the forum here. A decent ride this morning. We had a lot of rain over the weekend, but roads were mostly dry by this morning. Humidity is full effect. Nothing exciting to...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 561
Views: 19,467
Posted By mgw4jc

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8 total) [89/77]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 3403 (3566 total miles YTD)
Gregf83 (BC) _______________ 2717 (3626 total)[81/93]
mgw4jc (NC)...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

A good ride in this morning. Humid, but not hot....

A good ride in this morning. Humid, but not hot. Rain is forecast for this afternoon and the weekend. I'll ride unless major thunderstorms come around. Then I'll beg the wife for a ride home which...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

It ended up raining for about 10 - 15 minutes...

It ended up raining for about 10 - 15 minutes before I left for home yesterday. It stopped by about 4:40 and I had a dry ride home. No thunderstorm worries at all.

Warm and humid this morning. A...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

Yes. It's interesting because when I went to bed...

Yes. It's interesting because when I went to bed last night it said thunderstorms at 4am this morning. When I woke up it said 10:30am. When I got to work it said 3pm and 40% chance. Now it says 60%...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

A bit warmer and much more humid today. All cars...

A bit warmer and much more humid today. All cars passed safely save for maybe one a little close. He seemed to be tailgating another car too, so probably didn't see me as early.

A good 15 miles...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

First ride to work after being off last week and...

First ride to work after being off last week and driving yesterday. Nice 62F and low humidity for about 15 miles. Though I was getting a bit hungry near the end.
Forum: Commuting
05-24-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

Warm, humid morning, but still not quite as bad...

Warm, humid morning, but still not quite as bad as it will be this summer. We are supposed to break 90F this afternoon for the first time this year. Ugh. At least the neighborhood pool is open...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

Damp roads from overnight rains. And quite humid...

Damp roads from overnight rains. And quite humid and sticky, despite being under 70F.
I'm on track for a good commuting mileage week - 140+. Third week in a row of hitting that. But next week will...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

A pleasant ride with comfortable temps and...

A pleasant ride with comfortable temps and overcast skies this morning. Managed 15 miles for my 13 mile commute.
One red Mercedes SUV did an unnecessarily close pass. They had plenty of room to go...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

Less humid and a cooler out this morning - quite...

Less humid and a cooler out this morning - quite nice. And more people than usual on the two miles of MUP near my office. Walkers, dog walkers, and a couple of runners. Good to see people out.
...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

Sounds like a crazy fast storm in Indy last...

Sounds like a crazy fast storm in Indy last Friday. A decade or so ago I had a tree fall in my yard and crush a swing set. Because it hit something, homeowner's insurance paid for the removal of the...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 19,467
Posted By mgw4jc

Bizman (PA) ________________ 3060 (3161 total...

Bizman (PA) ________________ 3060 (3161 total miles YTD)
augustgarage (CA) __________ 2873.6 (3127.1 total) [69/77]
Gregf83 (BC) _______________ 2717 (3626 total)[81/93]
mgw4jc (NC)...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

Darth Lefty - at least they missed that pole. ...

Darth Lefty - at least they missed that pole.

A pleasant ride this morning. One neighborhood I ride through has a golf course occasionally used in smaller tournaments. Right now it is the Symetra...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

Tundra_Man - still improving it sounds like -...

Tundra_Man - still improving it sounds like - awesome! Glad you got back some driving privileges and independence.

Another nice, spring morning here with morning temps in the low to mid 50s. My...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

Cool again today but quite pleasant for 14+ miles.

Cool again today but quite pleasant for 14+ miles.
Forum: Commuting
05-14-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

Much cooler morning at only 52F meant long...

Much cooler morning at only 52F meant long sleeves and lightweight gloves for my ride in. Felt okay riding, but kind of chilling here at my desk. Blue skies and nice out though.
Forum: Commuting
05-13-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

Some say it is bike to work week this week....

Some say it is bike to work week this week. Suppose I'll give it a go. Last week I broke 2,000 miles commuting for the year, so I guess I'm already in.

I had to bring in more food (lunch and...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 19,467
Posted By mgw4jc

Bizman (PA) ________________ 2987 (3086 total...

Bizman (PA) ________________ 2987 (3086 total miles YTD)
augustgarage (CA) __________ 2873.6 (3127.1 total) [69/77]
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 2072
Sasquatch (OR) _____________ 1863 (2050 YTD)...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

Sprinkles on the way home last night. Some wet...

Sprinkles on the way home last night. Some wet roads and some drizzle on the way in this morning. Still a couple of good rides.

I overheard a couple of co-workers talking in the parking lot,...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

Thanks for the update Tundra_Man - glad to hear...

Thanks for the update Tundra_Man - glad to hear you're able to get out and walk a good bit.

I got out a few minutes early and rode 16.6 miles on my way in today, 3 or so more than my normal route....
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

Definitely can't complain about the weather...

Definitely can't complain about the weather lately. A nice ride home yesterday and nice ride in this morning. No honking for either ride.
Forum: Commuting
05-07-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

The same minivan did the long honk as they...

The same minivan did the long honk as they passed, starting from way behind and not stopping until past me. I waved as they passed. I thought how it'd be funny if I could recognize them walking on...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

Had a rental car to return this morning. Took...

Had a rental car to return this morning. Took both wheels off and fit the bike into the back seat. Enterprise is only about 1.5 miles from my office, but I managed to find a 3.25 mile route including...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 19,467
Posted By mgw4jc

augustgarage (CA) __________ 2873.6 (3127.1...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 2873.6 (3127.1 total) [69/77]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 2840 (2929 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 1937
Sasquatch (OR) _____________ 1863 (2050 YTD)...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

Misty clouds hanging low this morning. Enough to...

Misty clouds hanging low this morning. Enough to fog up my glasses and make me take them off for the last few miles.
Glad it's Friday!

I have to drive 500+ miles to western Kentucky this weekend....
Forum: Commuting
05-02-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

Tundra_Man - Sounds like some pretty rough days...

Tundra_Man - Sounds like some pretty rough days there, but I'm glad to hear you're home and on a good path to recovery. Don't overdo it and know that time and rest are excellent healers.

A good...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

Overcast with a bit of wind here and there. A...

Overcast with a bit of wind here and there. A nice ride in though. I've taken a longer 15 mile route all three morning so far this week. Assuming nothing interrupts the rest of the week, I should hit...
Forum: Commuting
04-30-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

At 57 it started out a little cool for short...

At 57 it started out a little cool for short sleeves, but I warmed up fine. The spring days continue, with cool mornings and warm afternoons. Though yesterday it stayed below 70 and was really nice...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

Back to the Monday. Great weather this morning....

Back to the Monday. Great weather this morning. Some wind, but never bothersome. Last Friday afternoon was super windy and left tree debris everywhere. The MUP still had some twigs and branches this...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 19,467
Posted By mgw4jc

Bizman (PA) ________________ 2723 (2812 total...

Bizman (PA) ________________ 2723 (2812 total miles YTD)
augustgarage (CA) __________ 2011.4 (2172.3 total) [49/57]
Sasquatch (OR) _____________ 1863 (2050 YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 1794...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

Nice ride in this morning. I felt a sprinkle as I...

Nice ride in this morning. I felt a sprinkle as I left the neighborhood, but that cleared quickly and even had sunshine for the second half. More chances for rain later today.
Forum: Commuting
04-25-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

Not biking related, but yesterday at lunch I...

Not biking related, but yesterday at lunch I walked to the shopping center for a couple of snack supplies (and 50% off Easter candy!). On my way back I was passing the front of a Kohl's department...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

Loving the spring mornings. About 62F - warm...

Loving the spring mornings. About 62F - warm enough for shorts and short sleeves. Got in a couple of extra miles for more than 15 total. I seem to be averaging a bit faster this week for some reason....
Forum: Commuting
04-23-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

A very nice morning at about 52F for my ride in....

A very nice morning at about 52F for my ride in. I had worked on Good Friday and instead had yesterday off, but now back to normal schedules.

And with a nice, sunny day off yesterday I took the...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

I nice 62F this morning and I rode my bike for...

I nice 62F this morning and I rode my bike for the first time in a week. Felt a little weak in the legs at first, but once the blood got pumping I was fine. Looks like rain and thunderstorms tomorrow...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

Glad you're okay after that. Nice to see the...

Glad you're okay after that. Nice to see the helmet doing its job. I had a similar instance on an icy wooden bridge where I went down and slid on my butt watching my bike slide ahead of me.
Forum: Commuting
04-16-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 19,467
Posted By mgw4jc

Bizman (PA) ________________ 2306 (2400 total...

Bizman (PA) ________________ 2306 (2400 total miles YTD)augustgarage (CA) __________ 2011.4 (2172.3 total) [49/57]
Sasquatch (OR) _____________ 1863 (2050 YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 1655...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

Took off work Friday and Monday. Friday for...

Took off work Friday and Monday. Friday for removing wisdom teeth; Monday for 'recovery' and watching the Boston Marathon. I had several friends running it too.

Back at work today, but doc said...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

Wow Tundra_Man! You're getting some rough weather...

Wow Tundra_Man! You're getting some rough weather for sure. Hope it doesn't turn out too bad.

Easy weather here. Had to leave a bit later than normal this morning, but made good time and got to...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

Good morning ride. I left a little early and...

Good morning ride. I left a little early and managed 15 miles total. Took a MUP that still has a lot of drainage from Monday's rains. A bit messy through there.
Forum: Commuting
04-09-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,132
Posted By mgw4jc

Forgot to mention that my headlight died...

Forgot to mention that my headlight died yesterday and I had to use a small headlamp I have for running. Not so great but got me to the gym.

I thought it was just the battery, but when I plugged...
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