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Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 07:13 AM
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Posted By Tundra_Man

Well thank you for that earworm. :bang: :)

Well thank you for that earworm. :bang:

:)
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 04:59 AM
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Posted By Tundra_Man

I didn't think there would be a week seven...

I didn't think there would be a week seven edition to the Tundra_Man Heart Surgery newsletter, but here it is. I really figured that once I had all restrictions lifted and I returned to work that...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 09:20 AM
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Posted By Tundra_Man

This particular stretch is a mile through an...

This particular stretch is a mile through an industrial area on the edge of the city that is just beginning to get developed. Lots of development plans for the area so I'm guessing within five years...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 07:41 AM
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Posted By Tundra_Man

Got up early and walked three miles, then got on...

Got up early and walked three miles, then got on the bike and rode to work. Today will be the furthest I've ridden since my surgery, with the client schedule requiring me to ride about 21 miles...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 11:15 AM
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Posted By Tundra_Man

Back to work after my six week heart surgery...

Back to work after my six week heart surgery vacation. I've recovered surprisingly quickly and as a result I was able to ride my bike to work this morning, which means my consecutive bicycle...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-19, 06:59 AM
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Posted By Tundra_Man

Oh man, I am so sorry to hear this. Hope you heal...

Oh man, I am so sorry to hear this. Hope you heal fast!
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 01:14 PM
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Posted By Tundra_Man

The nurses that run my cardiac rehab class aren't...

The nurses that run my cardiac rehab class aren't amused when I refer to the water bottle holder on the treadmill as the french fry holder.
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 09:17 AM
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Posted By Tundra_Man

And here we go with another edition of the...

And here we go with another edition of the Tundra_Man heart surgery newsletter. If you no longer wish to see these updates, simply click on the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of this message....
Forum: Commuting
05-29-19, 08:32 AM
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Posted By Tundra_Man

Welcome back to the week five edition of the...

Welcome back to the week five edition of the Tundra_Man heart surgery newsletter. I'm hoping this week's episode is a little shorter, as I continue my recovery and slowly return back to normal life,...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-19, 11:33 AM
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Posted By Tundra_Man

That was my first thought as well. It sure looks...

That was my first thought as well. It sure looks small!
Forum: Commuting
05-22-19, 01:34 PM
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Posted By Tundra_Man

Here we go with the week 4 edition of the...

Here we go with the week 4 edition of the Tundra_Man heart surgery newsletter. This week's events brought the first little setback since I had my aortic valve replaced 28 days ago.

I've been...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-19, 08:21 AM
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Posted By Tundra_Man

Welcome to this week's episode of the Tundra Man...

Welcome to this week's episode of the Tundra Man heart surgery newsletter. So here we are at three weeks after my open heart valve replacement surgery. It's crazy how fast it has gone. Between my...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 07:39 AM
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Posted By Tundra_Man

I figured I'd send out an update letting those...

I figured I'd send out an update letting those who were curious know where I'm at on the two week anniversary of my surgery date. If you're not curious, well you're getting the update too. :)
...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-19, 09:50 AM
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Posted By Tundra_Man

So far, I haven't noticed any improvement. In...

So far, I haven't noticed any improvement. In fact, right now during the recovery phase I'm losing my breath a lot faster than I used to. Perhaps once I'm completely healed I'll feel a difference,...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-19, 05:16 PM
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Posted By Tundra_Man

Well, I'm back. Sorta. I took a week long hiatus...

Well, I'm back. Sorta. I took a week long hiatus from the internet after my surgery to try and focus more on my recovery. But here's part of the story for anyone interested:

Wednesday morning of...
Forum: Commuting
04-23-19, 07:29 AM
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Posted By Tundra_Man

Well, my consecutive work commute streak most...

Well, my consecutive work commute streak most likely comes to an end after today. I've ridden to work seven hundred forty two times in a row without driving. The last time I drove to work was Feb...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 07:20 AM
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Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive commute number 741: Steady rain,...

Consecutive commute number 741:

Steady rain, 45F and a strong headwind. But the MUP was back open, so that made my route a little shorter and much less hectic than the route I've ridden for the...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-19, 08:24 AM
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Posted By Tundra_Man

Rain this morning, which wasn't in the forecast....

Rain this morning, which wasn't in the forecast. I was originally planning on either riding my fixie or my road bike today as my normal "rain" bike is now down waiting for a replacement crank arm to...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-19, 12:24 PM
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Posted By Tundra_Man

I just ordered a new crankset. This bike doesn't...

I just ordered a new crankset. This bike doesn't have anything fancy, so both sides of the crank were $30. I bought the exact same model the bike currently has on it, so I'll set the new drive side...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-19, 07:49 AM
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Posted By Tundra_Man

This morning's weather was threatening, but never...

This morning's weather was threatening, but never actually did anything before I arrived at work. 51F with a moderate wind. There was thunder and lightning but outside of a few sprinkles I didn't get...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-19, 07:13 AM
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Posted By Tundra_Man

Yesterday I took the MUP for the first time in a...

Yesterday I took the MUP for the first time in a month since the flood. The river is still above flood stage, but had finally lowered enough that over the weekend they opened up the parks along my...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-19, 07:28 AM
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Posted By Tundra_Man

Wind, snow, ice, thunder, lightning, rain, hail:...

Wind, snow, ice, thunder, lightning, rain, hail: we've had it all in the last 24 hours. This morning we even got a layer of the dust blown up from Texas turning the snow brown. Thankfully (for me,...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-19, 07:12 AM
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Posted By Tundra_Man

Today marks four weeks since the last bomb...

Today marks four weeks since the last bomb cyclone hit, and our river is still above flood stage and there are still low areas underwater. We're now getting another bomb cyclone to add additional...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-19, 07:02 AM
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Posted By Tundra_Man

38F with pea soup fog, but no flat tires this...

38F with pea soup fog, but no flat tires this morning so I'm not complaining one little bit.

Roads were unusually quiet as well. I kept thinking, "Is today a holiday that I forgot about?"
Forum: Commuting
04-04-19, 01:14 PM
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Posted By Tundra_Man

At lunch I went to ride across town to our office...

At lunch I went to ride across town to our office and had my 2nd flat of the day on the same tire. I triple-checked the inside of the tire for any foreign objects, and looked at the rim to see if...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-19, 08:00 AM
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Posted By Tundra_Man

I've been running a B17 on my hybrid for a while...

I've been running a B17 on my hybrid for a while now, and have about 1300 miles on it. I don't know if it's the most comfortable saddle I've ever owned, but I like it quite a bit. It is on the firm...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-19, 07:30 AM
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Posted By Tundra_Man

Just as I was getting used to my new route caused...

Just as I was getting used to my new route caused by the flooding, on my way home last night I discovered they completely tore up the main road I would use that took me over the interstate and the...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-19, 07:32 AM
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Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive commute number 727: Ride to the...

Consecutive commute number 727: Ride to the office for the morning, ride to meet my wife for lunch, ride to a client for the afternoon and then home for a total of about 21 miles.

This morning was...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-19, 07:38 AM
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Posted By Tundra_Man

Welcome to the forum OGJ! Where are you located...

Welcome to the forum OGJ! Where are you located at?
Forum: Commuting
03-29-19, 07:05 AM
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Posted By Tundra_Man

32F this morning with a light headwind. Been off...

32F this morning with a light headwind. Been off the winter bike for a week now and still marveling at how much easier the hybrid is to ride compared to my heavy beast with studs.

Had a car full...
Forum: Commuting
03-28-19, 12:26 PM
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Posted By Tundra_Man

What also works is chugging a liter of water...

What also works is chugging a liter of water about 20 minutes before I leave. It motivates me to ride at top speed for the 2nd half of my commute.
Forum: Commuting
03-28-19, 07:58 AM
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Posted By Tundra_Man

Our Craigslist market here is quite a bit...

Our Craigslist market here is quite a bit smaller, so no used trikes available. I went to my favorite LBS over lunch yesterday. They had two trikes in stock, one of which was $1600 and the other was...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-19, 08:21 AM
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Posted By Tundra_Man

I've actually been toying with the idea of...

I've actually been toying with the idea of getting a recumbent trike so I can keep riding during my recovery period (probably got the idea from you.) The doctor already told me that I could use a...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-19, 07:07 AM
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Posted By Tundra_Man

Another milestone for the year: I wore shorts...

Another milestone for the year: I wore shorts today.

46F which is the warmest morning we've had by like 10 degrees. It felt absolutely balmy, even with the 15 mph wind. There was a little rain...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-19, 07:19 AM
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Posted By Tundra_Man

Today marked a couple of "firsts" for the year....

Today marked a couple of "firsts" for the year. It was the first time this year I rode without seeing any ice on the pavement anywhere. It was also the first time this year that it was light enough...
Forum: Commuting
03-22-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,115
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Posted By Tundra_Man

27F this morning with a mild 12 mph headwind. ...

27F this morning with a mild 12 mph headwind.

But the big story is today was the first day in about three months that I was able to ride my hybrid. There's still ice on the ground in spots, but...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 69
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Posted By Tundra_Man

Less than 5 miles and no moisture I'll wear my...

Less than 5 miles and no moisture I'll wear my work clothes under my jacket and (if cold enough) cycling pants. More than 5 miles and I get too sweaty, even during sub-zero temps. My work location...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,115
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Posted By Tundra_Man

Rode across town over lunch to a client's office,...

Rode across town over lunch to a client's office, and passed the river. The flood that deposited ice chunks all over the place was one week ago today, and despite rain and above-freezing temps there...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1,115
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Posted By Tundra_Man

28F this morning. Rode to our company's office...

28F this morning. Rode to our company's office for the first time in three weeks (versus going directly to a client location.) Flooding made the route selection rather interesting as the most direct...
Forum: Commuting
03-19-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 26,429
Posted By Tundra_Man

Have to leave work today at 11 for a medical...

Have to leave work today at 11 for a medical procedure, so I decided to come to the office a little early this morning to get some things done. It's kind of a peaceful change riding before traffic...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,115
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Posted By Tundra_Man

Not bad weather this morning. Sunny, 24F and a...

Not bad weather this morning. Sunny, 24F and a light headwind. Had to get creative with my route to work due to flooding still blocking a lot of my usual path. Lots of rutted ice, so I'm still on the...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 26,429
Posted By Tundra_Man

Horrible flooding. The river has logged its...

Horrible flooding. The river has logged its highest level in recorded history. Homes and businesses are underwater. My house is OK, but I feel a little guilty as I have friends who have lost...
Forum: Commuting
03-14-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,115
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Posted By Tundra_Man

Challenging commute for a lot of people in my...

Challenging commute for a lot of people in my city today. Not so much for me.

35F and the rain continued. Flooding has become a big problem for much of the city. Thankfully my basement is still...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 26,429
Posted By Tundra_Man

Had some sort of bug that took me out for 4 days....

Had some sort of bug that took me out for 4 days. I was too sick to go anywhere. Today I felt well enough to go back to work, so I decided I must also be well enough to get back on the bike.

This...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1,115
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Posted By Tundra_Man

10 degrees Fahrenheit this morning. Double...

10 degrees Fahrenheit this morning. Double digits! Woohoo! Haven't had a double digit morning commute in quite a while. Heck, double digit evening commutes have been few and far between for that...
Forum: Commuting
03-06-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 26,429
Posted By Tundra_Man

4F this morning, but the wind was down from the...

4F this morning, but the wind was down from the last few days so the wind chill was a manageable -3F.

Had our monthly "bike commuter breakfast" at a restaurant downtown. I tried to take a...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 26,429
Posted By Tundra_Man

5F with a -10F wind chill. Wind is causing some...

5F with a -10F wind chill. Wind is causing some drifting, which made for a few tough spots for me, but is really becoming an issue outside of town where roads are drifting shut faster than plows can...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1,115
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Posted By Tundra_Man

-7F with a -25F wind chill. Welcome to March in...

-7F with a -25F wind chill. Welcome to March in South Dakota.

I had just parked my bike this morning and still was wearing all my cold weather gear as I was walking across the parking ramp, when I...
Forum: Commuting
03-01-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 26,429
Posted By Tundra_Man

Glad to hear you noticed immediate improvement! ...

Glad to hear you noticed immediate improvement!

I had another angiogram and TEE last week in preparation for my upcoming surgery. Outside of my leaking aortic valve, everything looked great. My...
Forum: Commuting
03-01-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 26,429
Posted By Tundra_Man

3" of fresh snow on the ground and falling...

3" of fresh snow on the ground and falling steady. MUP wasn't too bad plowing through the fresh powder. Streets were treacherous as the cars compacting the snow made for a slick mess. Temp was 14F...
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