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Forum: Commuting
11-15-08, 09:05 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,574
Posted By robinthehippie

I had to come in to work early... 5:30am, which...

I had to come in to work early... 5:30am, which meant leaving at 4:15 to give myself time to warm up and drink a cup of coffee before starting. It was 20 degrees out! It wasn't as bad as I thought, I...
Forum: Triathlon
11-08-08, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By robinthehippie

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11-06-08, 04:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,254
Posted By robinthehippie

I don't know if you're talking about the same...

I don't know if you're talking about the same sensation of "freezing lungs" that I'm thinking of, but breathing in cold air hurts my throat and wears me out. I wear a balaclava (and/or a mask) when...
Forum: Foo
10-28-08, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By robinthehippie

Nice set of photos. Photography is one of those...

Nice set of photos. Photography is one of those talents I just don't have, I'm always impressed by good pictures.
10-25-08, 01:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,437
Posted By robinthehippie

I don't do a lot of races or charity events, but...

I don't do a lot of races or charity events, but I've done a few since last summer. I always carpool, I have a few cool friends with cars that don't mind carting me and my bike around, and the bike...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-08, 01:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,799
Posted By robinthehippie

Whem my job gets stressful, it's much more often...

Whem my job gets stressful, it's much more often stressful in the huge adrenaline rush sort of way than problems with the boss or annoyances like that. The major purpose of adrenaline is
to prepare...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-08, 05:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,592
Posted By robinthehippie

Mine is usually bungee-corded to the rear rack.

Mine is usually bungee-corded to the rear rack.
Forum: Commuting
10-08-08, 03:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 633
Posted By robinthehippie

I try to stay off my bike one day a week,...

I try to stay off my bike one day a week, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. When I get busy and end up riding 14-20 days in a row, I plan extra time on some of those days and make a goal not...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-08, 08:09 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,574
Posted By robinthehippie

I was almost there on a 7.5 mile ride home...

I was almost there on a 7.5 mile ride home tonight, I hate that. Hope you feel bettr, here's to better luck tomorrow!

I came as close to bonking as I ever have. I decided to actually do some work...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-08, 09:17 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,574
Posted By robinthehippie

I saw a fox this morning and a rat tonight. I...

I saw a fox this morning and a rat tonight. I decided since I'm getting over a cold my goal was to not break a sweat.... I took forever but was relaxed, singing to myself, enjoying the cool weather....
Forum: Triathlon
09-25-08, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By robinthehippie

This is awesome news, I just got back in to...

This is awesome news, I just got back in to swimming and am not having the best time. I've been telling myself I just need more time in the water, so this is a welcome success story!
Forum: Commuting
09-23-08, 09:15 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,574
Posted By robinthehippie

This was one of those days that reminds me why I...

This was one of those days that reminds me why I do this. Super quiet and peaceful on the way in, I saw a gang of raccoons pillage a trash can then waddle across the street with their booty. I said...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-08, 10:31 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,574
Posted By robinthehippie

Beautiful ride. I was lost in thought the whole...

Beautiful ride. I was lost in thought the whole way back, feeling great, and I remembered to go to the store.

Maybe it's just me since I didn't use the Cherry Creek path a lot last year, but there...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-08, 09:41 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,574
Posted By robinthehippie

I think my favorite weather for commuting is...

I think my favorite weather for commuting is mid-40's to mid-50's and cloudy... just the way it has been the last couple days. I always look out the window and think "aww, crappy weather!" until I'm...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-08, 08:55 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,574
Posted By robinthehippie

Pretty chill ride in. Then I had a bad day, lots...

Pretty chill ride in. Then I had a bad day, lots of things to get my adrenaline going and nowhere to let it out, resulting in stupid mistakes and all the related frustration. I decided rather than go...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-08, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 822
Posted By robinthehippie

I tell myself that occasionally it will be at my...

I tell myself that occasionally it will be at my back. Unfortunately, I got to know the weather pattern well enough to realize that was a rare occurence. I just plan some extra time in to my ride and...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-08, 11:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 674
Posted By robinthehippie

Sounds like you wouldn't have a whole lot of time...

Sounds like you wouldn't have a whole lot of time to goof off in between work and class, but 10 miles in an hour (giving you 15 minutes on each side to get settled) is very doable at a relaxed pace....
Forum: Commuting
08-30-08, 11:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 822
Posted By robinthehippie

I was comfortable last winter in mostly...

I was comfortable last winter in mostly off-the-bike clothing... I'd wear a thermal shirt with a t-shirt over it, then a sweatshirt, then a windbreaker. Add a hoodie when it was extremely cold. I...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-08, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By robinthehippie

I've tied my backpack to the top of my rack...

I've tied my backpack to the top of my rack (between/on top of my panniers) with bungee cords when I have school and work on the same day, it takes a few minutes to get set up but I haven't had a...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-08, 02:04 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,574
Posted By robinthehippie

I left early this morning to get coffee, then...

I left early this morning to get coffee, then ended up adding five miles to my ride with a little loop on the MUP. It felt great to get some extra miles in, even though I have a lot of time commuting...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-08, 08:22 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 26,427
Posted By robinthehippie

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd11/robinsdail...

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Before a camping trip

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd11/robinsdailypics/IMG_0107.jpg
My bicycle hanging out at a park...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-08, 08:11 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,574
Posted By robinthehippie

Great rides both ways, saw the sunrise on my way...

Great rides both ways, saw the sunrise on my way in and sunset on my way home.

I talked with a Serious Roadie at a stoplight. Sometimes I feel like I should keep up with the quicker cyclists......
Forum: Commuting
08-21-08, 09:15 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 14,320
Posted By robinthehippie

-A friend offers to let you use their car while...

-A friend offers to let you use their car while you're housesitting and you reply (with genuine curiosity), "Why would I need your car?"
Forum: Commuting
08-20-08, 11:18 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,574
Posted By robinthehippie

My rides in to work have been chilly and a little...

My rides in to work have been chilly and a little rushed the last few days. But the rides home! So awesome! The weather has been perfect, big almost-full moon, very little traffic, lots of other...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-08, 09:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,887
Posted By robinthehippie

The only downside that other people have pointed...

The only downside that other people have pointed out to me it that it's heavy. When I was on a three day charity ride people kept saying how I was "tough" and "not making it easy" by riding such a...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-08, 06:14 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,574
Posted By robinthehippie

Delayed commute- a friend gave me a ride home...

Delayed commute- a friend gave me a ride home last night since I was completely exhausted, then I went in to work and picked up my bike today. It started pouring halfway through my ride, so I pulled...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-08, 03:50 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,574
Posted By robinthehippie

Short answer: I know, it was a mistake... thanks....

Short answer: I know, it was a mistake... thanks.

Longer answer: By the time I realized the water was running and not a standing pool like the others I'd crossed, I was in the middle of it and...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-08, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By robinthehippie

Nothing huge, lots of little things. I rode...

Nothing huge, lots of little things.

I rode home one night in 16 degree weather. After that, it became much harder to convince myself to take the bus instead of riding. That, in turn, made me...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-08, 10:38 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,574
Posted By robinthehippie

COOL! I missed most the fun sitting in...

COOL!

I missed most the fun sitting in Arvada all night (no rain, only sprinkled), sounds like it was a mess... in the fun way!
Forum: Commuting
08-09-08, 02:14 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,574
Posted By robinthehippie

I haven't posted in a bit but tonight was weird. ...

I haven't posted in a bit but tonight was weird.

First of all, I saw two foxes, one really close. I thought it was a dog and tensed up, got ready to outrun it, but it flinched and ducked down in...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-08, 09:32 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,574
Posted By robinthehippie

My speed has improved to the point that even...

My speed has improved to the point that even taking it easy, riding is faster than taking the bus. I am very happy about this, but I know I'll be annoyed on the rare occasion that I can't ride.

I...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-08, 12:38 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,574
Posted By robinthehippie

Rode from my sister's house about 2.5 miles away...

Rode from my sister's house about 2.5 miles away yesterday, made it in 7 minutes! (running late is great motivation.)
Forum: Commuting
07-31-08, 08:27 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,574
Posted By robinthehippie

Back at it after riding the Courage Classic (130...

Back at it after riding the Courage Classic (130 miles! three passes!) this weekend and taking a couple days off. It was super hot but a nice ride, I feel stronger after all the climbing I did this...
07-24-08, 11:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 911
Posted By robinthehippie

My personal experience has been that I feel...

My personal experience has been that I feel better if I eat a little breakfast before I leave, snacks throughout the day, then a bigger meal an hour or two before I head home.

(I have a high...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-08, 03:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,427
Posted By robinthehippie

+1, that's what I'm bringing to work tomorrow and...

+1, that's what I'm bringing to work tomorrow and the next day! (substituting tomatoes for green peppers, because that's what I have on hand.)

I usually bring:
2 CLIF bars (or something similar)...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-08, 07:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,353
Posted By robinthehippie

I have another category, the all-important "in my...

I have another category, the all-important "in my locker" category.
-extra pants
-towel
-deodorant
-everything else I can possibly leave at work... (boots, stethoscope, shears, paper, pens,...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-08, 07:23 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 42,560
Posted By robinthehippie

After commuting for a long time (7-8 months?)...

After commuting for a long time (7-8 months?) using a flat bar, my wrists started hurting so bad I need to wear a brace and couldn't do some tasks at work. As soon as I got a bike with drop bars that...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-08, 01:59 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,574
Posted By robinthehippie

I feel much better after a day off!! It was...

I feel much better after a day off!!

It was a beautiful night to ride home, much cooler than it's been all week, little bit of a breeze, full moon... and best of all it was quiet when I got in to...
Forum: Touring
07-17-08, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By robinthehippie

Psych out?

I am planning on riding the Courage Classic (www.couragetours.com) next week, it's a supported tour that basically runs from Leadville, CO to Copper Mountain, CO and back over three days. I'm trying...
Forum: Touring
07-17-08, 11:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,092
Posted By robinthehippie

My LHT is my only bike and my primary means of...

My LHT is my only bike and my primary means of transportation. It's fast enough for my needs (my math says I average ~15mph on the way to work), and it's super convenient because I can carry or pull...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-08, 09:23 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,574
Posted By robinthehippie

I think I have been overdoing it the last few...

I think I have been overdoing it the last few days. I still made pretty good time on the way in but felt so much worse than when I left, my legs hurt, my lungs hurt, my head hurt, and I was super...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-08, 09:15 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,574
Posted By robinthehippie

Nice, cool ride in. No sun in my eyes. I could...

Nice, cool ride in. No sun in my eyes. I could get used to this morning thing.

The ride home was a little different, I was trying to avoid traffic, it was hot, I was tired, and I didn't want to...
07-14-08, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By robinthehippie

I like that too, because I can usually assume I'm...

I like that too, because I can usually assume I'm always less stressed than the driver. Having a car catch up to me at a light and ask for directions was pretty sweet, too. I wasn't beating traffic...
07-14-08, 04:49 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,260
Posted By robinthehippie

I ride a bike because it's practical: fast enough...

I ride a bike because it's practical: fast enough to be convenient, simple enough for me to work on by myself (usually), exercise when I want and relaxing when I don't, stress relief, cheap way to go...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-08, 04:36 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,574
Posted By robinthehippie

Off work today, trying to get used to being awake...

Off work today, trying to get used to being awake during the day and getting acclimated to the heat since I'm switching from overnights to an early day shift. It's really pleasant riding first thing...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-08, 04:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,154
Posted By robinthehippie

There's more than two fair-weather commuters. In...

There's more than two fair-weather commuters. In the bay I've seen E's mountain bike, R's Redline, some nice Giant bike, and a Trek (I don't know who the last two belong to.) Your friend C told me he...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-08, 10:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,154
Posted By robinthehippie

Our CEO goes out of his way to talk to me about...

Our CEO goes out of his way to talk to me about my ride in, but the shower is still used as a hallway with a mop closet.

Since no one minds when I close the hallway and take a shower, we have...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-08, 10:25 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,574
Posted By robinthehippie

Didn't get to commute to work, had a relative in...

Didn't get to commute to work, had a relative in the hospital. (again.) Managed to get 10 miles in between all my trips back and forth from the hospital. Parked in "employee of the month" parking at...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-08, 10:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 964
Posted By robinthehippie

Lots of carbs in the form of whole grains and...

Lots of carbs in the form of whole grains and brown rice; whatever fruits and vegetables are in season (read:cheap); trail mix, bananas and peanut butter sandwiches as protein snacks; lots of water....
Forum: Commuting
07-10-08, 03:56 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,574
Posted By robinthehippie

Nice ride yesterday, but it's amazing how much...

Nice ride yesterday, but it's amazing how much difference one hour makes. My shift started and ended an hour later than usual, so I had heavy traffic and heat both ways. Bummer! On the other hand, I...
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