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Forum: Touring
08-23-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4,491
Views: 2,196,629
Posted By esmith2039

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Forum: Commuting
08-04-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 22,049
Posted By esmith2039

Is it August or October? .. 59 degrees this...

Is it August or October? .. 59 degrees this morning. Uneventful this morning after yesterday. Some how the low screw backed all the way out, getting that chain out was a messy bear. Looking forward...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 22,049
Posted By esmith2039

Washed bike yesterday.. rain today. Oh well. Wind...

Washed bike yesterday.. rain today. Oh well. Wind is back for a few days looks like.
Forum: Commuting
04-21-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 22,049
Posted By esmith2039

Almost perfect morning.. high 40's and little...

Almost perfect morning.. high 40's and little wind. Some how managed to get detected at every light in KCK, 5 total! That's quite a accomplishment. KCMO no luck but that's expected.
Forum: Commuting
04-16-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 22,049
Posted By esmith2039

Rolling over 1k for the year tomorrow. North wind...

Rolling over 1k for the year tomorrow. North wind was kinda a pain this morning but nothing unusual. Same dang van passed well below 3ft again, they got a few words in return. Typically that's all it...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 22,049
Posted By esmith2039

Low 30's and wind a little lighter. Last night...

Low 30's and wind a little lighter. Last night the wind was brutal. Was going to ride everyday this year to work but mother nature might be off the chain this year.
Forum: Commuting
04-09-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 22,049
Posted By esmith2039

Cooler in the 40's and no wind.. perfect.

Cooler in the 40's and no wind.. perfect.
04-03-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 677
Posted By esmith2039

The symptoms and how it spread match to a "T". I...

The symptoms and how it spread match to a "T". I can you tell who didn't show symptoms and who they spread it to. The number of cases at my workplace is at 3 and we have over 10k... there's a reason...
04-02-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 677
Posted By esmith2039

Uh that was back in December... If we knew then...

Uh that was back in December... If we knew then what we know now yes for sure. BUT if a person can ride away from people, which 100% doable, they should even today. But stay away from others at all...
04-02-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 677
Posted By esmith2039

The days with chills and barely move no I didn't...

The days with chills and barely move no I didn't ride. The days of the cough I did ride, I think it lessen the cough faster compared to my coworkers.
04-01-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 677
Posted By esmith2039

I found riding the bike helped keep it at bay....

I found riding the bike helped keep it at bay. The day I didn't ride felt like a sock in my lungs. Still took over two weeks to get rid of it somewhat. I'm looking forward to when they start doing...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 22,049
Posted By esmith2039

Perfect temp this morning and little wind....

Perfect temp this morning and little wind. Traffic is a pain but also no traffic is also a pain. Have to treat most red lights in KCMO as stop signs. Also I don't know what the deal with lights that...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 22,049
Posted By esmith2039

50's and NE wind. Went another route and no...

50's and NE wind. Went another route and no incidents on that one. Tend to have issues on bridges, there's a bike lane on it but always littered with trash. Did 5 miles with the boys last night so a...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 22,049
Posted By esmith2039

3 close calls this week.. cars/trucks passing...

3 close calls this week.. cars/trucks passing within inches. For traffic supposedly only essential people it's 10x worse. I've had more close calls in one week than all last year. Other than that...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 22,049
Posted By esmith2039

NE wind and spitting rain.. Only a reduction in...

NE wind and spitting rain.. Only a reduction in traffic in a few area otherwise seems to be same regardless of the stay at home order. Made a few of the lights interesting, the KCMO ones never change...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 22,049
Posted By esmith2039

Rain and almost 50. Was perfect in my rain suit...

Rain and almost 50. Was perfect in my rain suit though, well except my shoes and hands. Going to see if I can order something today it's looking like a really wet spring!
Forum: Commuting
03-09-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 22,049
Posted By esmith2039

50's, rain and strong south wind. The ride home.....

50's, rain and strong south wind. The ride home.. 50's(maybe), rain and strong north wind. LOL spring isn't looking too good. The Menards rain suit seems to work pretty good at least.
Forum: Commuting
01-29-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,041
Posted By esmith2039

Picked up a few months from the library last...

Picked up a few months from the library last week. Didn't realize it changed but now that you mention it. Good mixture of the cheaper and way expensive bikes, equipment etc. It's ok but I won't get a...
Forum: Commuting
01-29-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 22,049
Posted By esmith2039

Absolutely perfect! 1/2 to 1 inch of snow and the...

Absolutely perfect! 1/2 to 1 inch of snow and the studded tires just ate it up.. nice smooth ride! The snow did sting the eyes a bit but I survived.
Forum: Commuting
01-24-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 22,049
Posted By esmith2039

Just slush and only a little snow in a few...

Just slush and only a little snow in a few places. Really disappointed! But at least the wind pushed me most of the way.
Forum: Commuting
01-17-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 22,049
Posted By esmith2039

Spitting rain turning into ice. There was some...

Spitting rain turning into ice. There was some ice on the roads but nothing terrible. Wore my new $30 hi-viz rain suit from Menards.. underestimated how thick it was..hot! Seemed to work good so see...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 22,049
Posted By esmith2039

Wind out of the south at 15-30mph with gusts up...

Wind out of the south at 15-30mph with gusts up to 60mph. In one area was riding along at 15mph and all the sudden was going 20.. and not pedaling! The rest of the ride was challenging to say the...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,524
Posted By esmith2039

Only got a hair over 2k last year. Not as good as...

Only got a hair over 2k last year. Not as good as I should have! But I figured up I had 54 vacation days and if you include the holidays that's almost 800 miles gone. Before the month trip I had to...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 76,030
Posted By esmith2039

Alot easier! Had a flat yesterday so fixed it...

Alot easier! Had a flat yesterday so fixed it last night. While putting the back wheel back on spun the tire and noticed I could barely spin it. Not sure what's going on with those bearings. Changed...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 76,030
Posted By esmith2039

In the high 40's but sure didn't feel like it. No...

In the high 40's but sure didn't feel like it. No wind so actually felt warmer than last week when it was in the 50's. It's that time of year for two sets of clothes. Put on a new BB, alot quieter...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 76,030
Posted By esmith2039

No wind perfect temp but was carrying a hammer...

No wind perfect temp but was carrying a hammer drill.. heavy. Another run in this morning. You can't bring the bike through here your messing up the carpet. LOL what? This a hospital and the carpet...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 76,030
Posted By esmith2039

Strong south winds and storms expected tonight,...

Strong south winds and storms expected tonight, might be interesting on the ride home. Seen the biker I usually only see close to home near my work this morning. I always wondered the route he took.....
Forum: Commuting
08-29-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 76,030
Posted By esmith2039

Perfect morning.. still cool and little wind....

Perfect morning.. still cool and little wind. Took it easy this morning since it's been a crazy week. Had a new road biker pass me in my neighborhood this morning. It's amusing how serious the guys...
08-25-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,383
Posted By esmith2039

Pedalshift Project ChooseFI Art or Manliness ...

Pedalshift Project
ChooseFI
Art or Manliness
Mad Fientist

The only four I have.. my ride is 40 minutes one way and I haven't listening to all of these yet. I do listen to ebooks on Hoopla also....
Forum: Commuting
08-16-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 76,030
Posted By esmith2039

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The only problem is it's wider than my seat and does rub on my legs. Usually only when stopped though.
Forum: Commuting
08-16-19, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,863
Posted By esmith2039

Usually when I drive I take the same routes for...

Usually when I drive I take the same routes for that reason. Hardly any traffic and more peaceful.
Forum: Commuting
08-16-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 76,030
Posted By esmith2039

Perfect and in the upper 60's. Storm just blew in...

Perfect and in the upper 60's. Storm just blew in so no wind! Got my new turn signal/rear light combo put on last night. The turn signals worked better than I expected. Leaving the old tail light on...
Forum: Foo
08-08-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,754
Posted By esmith2039

We're at iPhone Xs, Xs Plus and XR and done with...

We're at iPhone Xs, Xs Plus and XR and done with the upgrade game. Wasn't planning on upgrading her 7 Plus but it got stolen, the Xs Plus she hates. I upgraded from X because of small issues, the new...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 76,030
Posted By esmith2039

Hot and hot! Been a long time since I posted on...

Hot and hot! Been a long time since I posted on here. Overseas for a month and had a lot of things come up the last two months. Rode all last week and four days this week. Feel great! Looking forward...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 76,030
Posted By esmith2039

Good and icy this morning! The studs handled it...

Good and icy this morning! The studs handled it perfectly. Got to see some interesting sliding cars.. I learned not to laugh because I'd slip right after.. oops.
Forum: Commuting
02-26-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,523
Posted By esmith2039

I third-fourth-fifth.. or however many times this...

I third-fourth-fifth.. or however many times this has been mentioned.. these containers. I've used them since I've been commuting 5 years. The last ones I know came from Costco the first I think came...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 76,030
Posted By esmith2039

Ugh this new bike just can't handle the ruts....

Ugh this new bike just can't handle the ruts. Might have to go back to the old bike with 26's. 33 and little wind so was a pretty good ride overall.
Forum: Commuting
02-18-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 76,030
Posted By esmith2039

Mid tens this morning with wind chill around zero...

Mid tens this morning with wind chill around zero and wind out of the NW. A bit chilly on the face starting out but my feet are another story. Going to try plastic bags next and if that doesn't work...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 76,030
Posted By esmith2039

33 degrees and spitting rain with a rare easterly...

33 degrees and spitting rain with a rare easterly wind, not bad overall. Rode all five days last week not sure what'll I do this week.
Forum: Commuting
02-05-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 76,030
Posted By esmith2039

Ugh NW wind today, or whatever direction it felt...

Ugh NW wind today, or whatever direction it felt like at the moment. Chance for freezing rain today so rode on the studs, yesterday was awesome on regular tires. Not sure if I'll ride tomorrow unless...
Forum: Commuting
01-28-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,278
Posted By esmith2039

Most of the roads I ride are cleaned off so...

Most of the roads I ride are cleaned off so that's not a issue. The NW wind gusts is what gets me. Just can't handle it on the way home every night. Beats me down quick. Tonight when I leave 22 -...
Forum: Commuting
01-28-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 76,030
Posted By esmith2039

40 degrees and quite the tailwind! Unfortunately...

40 degrees and quite the tailwind! Unfortunately that tailwind has dropped the temp by 20 degrees since I got to work. Going to be a real bugger on the way home. Supposed to keep dropping till...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 76,030
Posted By esmith2039

Rained yesterday and snowed last night.. so snow...

Rained yesterday and snowed last night.. so snow and ice this morning. Nice virgin layer of snow in most areas made it smooth sailing, and the same with the plowed areas as it left a thin layer down....
Forum: Commuting
01-22-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 76,030
Posted By esmith2039

Winds out of the S-SE both days this week. Kinda...

Winds out of the S-SE both days this week. Kinda a pain on the way but on the way home break some records! The weather looks interesting on the way home, either rain, sleet or snow!
Forum: Commuting
01-20-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,812
Posted By esmith2039

It likes to play dress... Just replaced the...

It likes to play dress... Just replaced the Specialized forgot about the sig.
Forum: Commuting
01-17-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,812
Posted By esmith2039

Good weather bike.. ...

Good weather bike..
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Winter bike.....
Forum: Commuting
01-17-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 76,030
Posted By esmith2039

A little above freezing and little or no wind...

A little above freezing and little or no wind this morning. Was set on riding only Mon/Wed/Fri during the winter months but in hindsight that just sounds lazy so going to try all the time again and...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 76,030
Posted By esmith2039

Snowed 6-8 inches over the weekend. The roads...

Snowed 6-8 inches over the weekend. The roads were clear but of course the side was not. Had to dodge cars that thought I was in their way, only a few though. The new winter bike is doing ok, I can...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 76,030
Posted By esmith2039

May the biking gods be on your side.. Sorry to...

May the biking gods be on your side.. Sorry to hear this would be tough for me as well. Kayaking would be out of the picture to yuk! I guess alot of walking if you can! They say the fitter you are...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 76,030
Posted By esmith2039

Almost 60 on Jan 7th and windy of course. It was...

Almost 60 on Jan 7th and windy of course. It was in the right direction most of the time to push me along at least!
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