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Forum: Commuting
02-09-12, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 92,845
Posted By Bud Bent

I rode to work all four days this week. My ride...

I rode to work all four days this week. My ride home today was early, just a couple of hours after my ride to work.

Funny how something as simple as an MRI can change your life. Yesterday's...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-12, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 44,553
Posted By Bud Bent

Bored117(CA)_________925.4 (1156.2 total) ...

Bored117(CA)_________925.4 (1156.2 total)
Aboatguy_____________912.22 (1180.02 total)
Silk (BC/CAN)_________893
augustgarage (CA)_____849.3 (1327.5 total)
audi666 (PA)___________720 (898 total)...
Forum: Commuting
02-03-12, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 44,553
Posted By Bud Bent

augustgarage (CA)_____849.3 (1327.5 total) ...

augustgarage (CA)_____849.3 (1327.5 total)
Aboatguy_____________770.76 (926.27 total)aka 257 (309 total) leagues
Bored117(CA)_________751.1 (892.3 total)
Silk (BC/CAN)_________707
JeffPoulin...
Forum: Commuting
02-03-12, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 92,845
Posted By Bud Bent

I rode to work all five days this week. I ended...

I rode to work all five days this week. I ended up with 542 miles in January, not a bad winter month total for me. This morning, I rode to work in shorts, a bit hard to believe for a February morning...
Forum: Commuting
02-01-12, 11:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,478
Posted By Bud Bent

Not good, just 16 out of 22 days for me. I did...

Not good, just 16 out of 22 days for me. I did manage to get in a 200k one Sunday, though, so my overall mileage for the month wasn't bad, 540 miles.
Forum: Commuting
01-31-12, 02:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,868
Posted By Bud Bent

Angletech Aerotrunk. I can put pretty much...

Angletech Aerotrunk. I can put pretty much whatever I want in it.

http://cycledifferent.com/AeroTrunkIIIorangeRearAngleCloseL-450.jpg
Forum: Commuting
01-27-12, 10:45 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 44,553
Posted By Bud Bent

augustgarage (CA)_____642.3 (1097.5 total) aka...

augustgarage (CA)_____642.3 (1097.5 total) aka 1033.68 (1766.26 total) "surrender monkey KMs" ;-p
buzzbee (CA) _________575
Bored117(CA)_________551.2 (636.8 total)
JeffPoulin (FR/CH)______549.0...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-12, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 92,845
Posted By Bud Bent

I only rode to work three days this week. By the...

I only rode to work three days this week. By the Tuesday afternoon ride home, a light rain was already falling, and I settled for driving to work the next two days as the heavy rain caused flooding....
Forum: Commuting
01-21-12, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 44,553
Posted By Bud Bent

augustgarage (CA)_____515.2 (908.6 total) ...

augustgarage (CA)_____515.2 (908.6 total)
JeffPoulin (FR/CH)______403.5 (511.4 total)
Aboatguy_____________398.18 (398.18 total)
MNBikeCommuter (MN)__393 (529)
Bored117(CA)_________340.8 (369.4)...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-12, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 92,845
Posted By Bud Bent

It wasn't much of a bike commuting week this...

It wasn't much of a bike commuting week this week. I was so wiped out from Sunday's windy 200k that I just drove to work Monday rather than riding. I had medical appointments on both Wednesday and...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-12, 12:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,742
Posted By Bud Bent

My lung cancer was Stage 2, but I haven't tried...

My lung cancer was Stage 2, but I haven't tried staging my bike commuting yet...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-12, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 44,553
Posted By Bud Bent

MNBikeCommuter (MN)__337 (408) Silk...

MNBikeCommuter (MN)__337 (408)
Silk (BC/CAN)_________335
augustgarage (CA)_____308.2 (639 total)
JeffPoulin (FR/CH)______244 (334 total)
Bud Bent (TX)________ 196
Aboatguy____________ 193.64...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-12, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 92,845
Posted By Bud Bent

I conceded Monday to the wind, rain, and cold,...

I conceded Monday to the wind, rain, and cold, but rode to work the rest of the week. Yesterday morning, it was 32 degrees with a 30 mph north wind. My ride in is 12 miles straight north, so it was...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-12, 12:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 873
Posted By Bud Bent

A couple of puffs on the asthma inhaler, and I'm...

A couple of puffs on the asthma inhaler, and I'm ready to go.....
Forum: Commuting
01-12-12, 06:48 AM
Forum: Commuting
01-10-12, 02:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,768
Posted By Bud Bent

They're a lot warmer than gloves. I use ATV bar...

They're a lot warmer than gloves. I use ATV bar mitts on my commuter bike. They're even heavier than the ones intended for bicycles. I have Raynaud's syndrome and really have a tough time keeping my...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-12, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 44,553
Posted By Bud Bent

MNBikeCommuter (MN)__162 Tarwheel...

MNBikeCommuter (MN)__162
Tarwheel (NC)_________121 (174 total)
JeffPoulin (FR/CH)_____103.2 (124.2 total)
augustgarage (CA)_____101.2 (271.1 total)
Aboatguy____________ 99.82 (99.82 total)
Bud...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-12, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 92,845
Posted By Bud Bent

I was off for the holiday on Monday, but rode to...

I was off for the holiday on Monday, but rode to work the next four days this week. The weather was dry all week, but with a wide range of temperatures. It was 26 degrees as I rode to work Tuesday...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-12, 12:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,627
Posted By Bud Bent

2011 days ridden to work: 219 2011 commuting...

2011 days ridden to work: 219
2011 commuting mileage: 5354.7

2011 overall days ridden: 263
2011 overall mileage: 7519

I'd like to do those kinds of numbers again this year, but doubt...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-12, 12:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,337
Posted By Bud Bent

This. And my attitude is better all day when I...

This. And my attitude is better all day when I ride, too.

I have read that more sleep is required if you exercise a lot, and I made a conscious effort to increase mine after I started riding.
Forum: Commuting
12-30-11, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 59,092
Posted By Bud Bent

silk (BC,CAN)________________8418 buzzbee...

silk (BC,CAN)________________8418
buzzbee (CA)________________7184
dschue5 (MN)________________6680 (11,253 total)
consularrider (VA)____________6527 (12,074 total)
MNBikeCommuter...
Forum: Commuting
12-30-11, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,619
Posted By Bud Bent

Between the holidays and doctor appointments, I...

Between the holidays and doctor appointments, I only rode to work three days this week and three days last week. 5 miles into this morning's ride to work, I reached my mileage goal for the year,...
Forum: Commuting
12-22-11, 10:08 PM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 59,092
Posted By Bud Bent

silk (BC,CAN)________________8120 buzzbee...

silk (BC,CAN)________________8120
buzzbee (CA)________________7033
dschue5 (MN)________________6680 (11,253 total)
consularrider (VA)____________6527 (12,074 total)
MNBikeCommuter...
Forum: Commuting
12-16-11, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 59,092
Posted By Bud Bent

silk (BC,CAN)________________8120 buzzbee...

silk (BC,CAN)________________8120
buzzbee (CA)________________7033
dschue5 (MN)________________6680 (11,253 total)
consularrider (VA)____________6527 (12,074 total)
JeffPoulin (FR/CH)____________...
Forum: Commuting
12-16-11, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,619
Posted By Bud Bent

I rode to work all five days this week. It was a...

I rode to work all five days this week. It was a dark and cloudy week all week long until this afternoon. Monday and Tuesday were pretty chilly, but the south wind returned Tuesday afternoon, and it...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-11, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,240
Posted By Bud Bent

I've worn the old two strap Shimano sandals in...

I've worn the old two strap Shimano sandals in the winter ever since I've been commuting, thin socks under wool socks under Gor-Tex socks.
Forum: Commuting
12-09-11, 09:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,266
Posted By Bud Bent

I've built my last three sets of wheels, and I...

I've built my last three sets of wheels, and I already did all the rest.
Forum: Commuting
12-09-11, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 59,092
Posted By Bud Bent

silk (BC,CAN)________________7748 buzzbee...

silk (BC,CAN)________________7748
buzzbee (CA)________________6732
dschue5 (MN)________________6680 (11,253 total)
consularrider (VA)____________6527 (12,074 total)
JeffPoulin (FR/CH)____________...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-11, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,619
Posted By Bud Bent

It was a chilly week, by Texas standards. The...

It was a chilly week, by Texas standards. The combination of wind and rain and cold was more than I was willing to battle on Monday, and I drove to work. I rode to work the remaining four work days,...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-11, 02:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,545
Posted By Bud Bent

I usually find better deals at online stores...

I usually find better deals at online stores these days.
Forum: Commuting
12-06-11, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,619
Posted By Bud Bent

The combination of wind and rain and cold was...

The combination of wind and rain and cold was more than I was willing to battle yesterday, and I drove to work. It was 32 degrees with snow flurries and a 20 mph north wind this morning. I ride 12...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-11, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 59,092
Posted By Bud Bent

silk (BC,CAN)________________7748 buzzbee...

silk (BC,CAN)________________7748
buzzbee (CA)________________6732
dschue5 (MN)________________6018 (10,282 total)
JeffPoulin (FR/CH)____________ 5876 (8892 total)
bored117...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-11, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,619
Posted By Bud Bent

I rode to work all five days this week. Between...

I rode to work all five days this week. Between not riding much on the weekends and the days I took off because of bronchitis, my mileage in November wasn't very good at all. I was on a pace to end...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-11, 01:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 15,987
Posted By Bud Bent

Nope. I weighed the same when I started commuting...

Nope. I weighed the same when I started commuting by bike two years ago as I do now. Riding did help with my weight loss, but it was long before I started commuting by bike.
Forum: Commuting
11-23-11, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 59,092
Posted By Bud Bent

silk (BC,CAN)________________7376 buzzbee...

silk (BC,CAN)________________7376
buzzbee (CA)________________6277
dschue5 (MN)________________6018 (10,282 total)
JeffPoulin (FR/CH)____________ 5602 (8491 total)
bored117...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-11, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,619
Posted By Bud Bent

It was a short commute week this week. I rode to...

It was a short commute week this week. I rode to work all three days. I rode home in a light rain on Monday, but the heavy stuff didn't show up until after I was home. It was 39 degrees with fog this...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-11, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 669
Posted By Bud Bent

I've thought about getting one, but haven't...

I've thought about getting one, but haven't figured out where and how to mount it outside my fairing. One blast inside my fairing would kill me.
Forum: Commuting
11-23-11, 12:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,312
Posted By Bud Bent

Limo. ...

Limo.

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x5/Bud_Bent/Bikes/xst2.jpg
Forum: Commuting
11-18-11, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 59,092
Posted By Bud Bent

silk (BC,CAN)________________7376 buzzbee...

silk (BC,CAN)________________7376
buzzbee (CA)________________6277
dschue5 (MN)________________6018 (10,282 total)
JeffPoulin (FR/CH)____________ 5602 (8491 total)
bored117...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-11, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,619
Posted By Bud Bent

It wasn't a good bike commute week for me. Last...

It wasn't a good bike commute week for me. Last week's severe head cold turned into the week's severe bronchitis. I rode to work Monday, but wheezed and hacked so bad that I took 3 days off the bike....
Forum: Commuting
11-17-11, 06:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 402
Posted By Bud Bent

Same thing with me. I kept riding with the head...

Same thing with me. I kept riding with the head cold last week, but it turned into bad bronchitis this week. I rode to work Monday, but wheezed and hacked really bad and have been off the bike since....
Forum: Commuting
11-15-11, 11:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 992
Posted By Bud Bent

Our trees here in North Texas don't know what to...

Our trees here in North Texas don't know what to do. After the extreme heat and dry of the summer, many went dormant. Some died, and there were some with dead leaves in places, but still green ones...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-11, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 59,092
Posted By Bud Bent

silk (BC,CAN)________________7190 dschue5...

silk (BC,CAN)________________7190
dschue5 (MN)________________6018 (10,282 total)
buzzbee (CA)________________5966
JeffPoulin (FR/CH)____________ 5455 (8301 total)
bored117...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-11, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,619
Posted By Bud Bent

I rode to work four days this week, Monday...

I rode to work four days this week, Monday through Thursday, but drove today. I came down with a cold that just got worse as the week went, and felt bad enough this morning I decided that spending a...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-11, 12:10 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,407
Posted By Bud Bent

I still blow up every once in a while. The day...

I still blow up every once in a while. The day before yesterday, I was eastbound in the right lane on Sycamore School Road on my way home. Sycamore School Road is a divided road with three lanes each...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-11, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,619
Posted By Bud Bent

I rode to work all five days this week. It was a...

I rode to work all five days this week. It was a windy week, and the 28 degree temperature on the ride to work this morning was the first freeze of the fall. I got myself a more upright seat for it,...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-11, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,619
Posted By Bud Bent

Wow, looks like you need to borrow my other...

Wow, looks like you need to borrow my other recumbent pedal vehicle.

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x5/Bud_Bent/Misc/ultimate1.jpg
Forum: Commuting
10-31-11, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,619
Posted By Bud Bent

It was chilly as I rode to work at dark-thirty...

It was chilly as I rode to work at dark-thirty this morning, 39 degrees, but the wind was light, and it warmed up to 77 degrees for this afternoon's ride home. I ended up with 614 miles in October,...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-11, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 59,092
Posted By Bud Bent

silk (BC,CAN)_______________7004 buzzbee...

silk (BC,CAN)_______________7004
buzzbee (CA)________________5595
dschue5 (MN)________________5383 (9357 total)
JeffPoulin (FR/CH)____________ 5330 (8074 total)
bored117 (CA)_______________5230.2...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-11, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,619
Posted By Bud Bent

I didn't ride to work this morning. I sat up much...

I didn't ride to work this morning. I sat up much too late watching the Rangers keep blowing that game last night, so drove to work so I could sleep in a bit later. I did ride to work the rest of the...
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