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Forum: Commuting
02-24-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,360
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1137: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1137:

A tremendous amount of ice again this morning. Yesterday I told someone, "I haven't hit the ground yet this year." I shouldn't have said anything, as...
Forum: Commuting
02-23-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,360
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1136: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1136:

Wow, this thread has been quiet lately.

Yesterday afternoon the temp rose into the 40s. It was the first "warm" day we've had in a while, which...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,360
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1131: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1131:

Milestone day! Today marks the five year anniversary since the last time I drove a motorized vehicle to work. And the temp was above zero (1°F) to...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,360
Posted By Tundra_Man

My rear tire was really, really spongy on the way...

My rear tire was really, really spongy on the way home from work. When I got back to the garage I tried the pump again and it still wouldn't work. I tried it on multiple bikes (presta and schraeder)...
Forum: Commuting
02-08-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,360
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1129: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1129:

Crazy to think that it took until February to have my first sub-zero bicycle commute. Overall this has been a pretty warm winter, although not this...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,360
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1127: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1127:

If you like predictable weather, then South Dakota isn't for you. Up until yesterday afternoon there was zero percent chance of precipitation. Then...
Forum: Commuting
02-02-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,360
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1125: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1125:

20°F this morning, with a 11 mph cross/head wind. There was some frost on the pavement, but overall most of the ice and packed snow has cleared off so...
Forum: Commuting
01-29-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,360
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1123: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1123:

Dreary morning with the temp at a not bad 26F, but with high humidity and a strong wind to make it feel about 15 degrees colder than it really was....
Forum: Commuting
01-26-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,360
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1120: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1120:

Temp was 13°F this morning, with about a 10 mph wind. It was blowing at my back on the way to the office, which means I'll have to fight it as I ride...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,360
Posted By Tundra_Man

I think I can poke something thin down into the...

I think I can poke something thin down into the valve to push the pin down and release the air. Something like a bent paper clip would probably do the trick.

If that doesn't work, I'll probably...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,360
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1118: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1118:

It took 22 days, but January finally decided to show up. 9°F with a 10 mph headwind that made for a -5°F wind chill. The pavement is clear enough of...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,360
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1115: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1115:

The balmy January weather continues, with this morning's temp being 28°F. There was a 15 mph headwind, however, so that slowed me down. I also wore my...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,360
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1114: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1114:

25° this morning with a very light wind. Not knowing how the roads/trails would be after Friday's blizzard I loaded up the fat bike. However, I...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,360
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1113: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1113:

The wind absolutely howled all last evening and during the night. Every time I woke up I could hear it as a constant rumble, which filled me with a...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,360
Posted By Tundra_Man

The ride home was actually easier than I had...

The ride home was actually easier than I had feared. We had only gotten about an inch of snow so far by the time I left the office, but the saving grace was the wind shifted a little so I mostly had...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,360
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1112: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1112:

What a weird January. The last three days had lows in the 20s and highs in the 30s, which is a good 20-30 degrees above normal for us. I rode my...
Forum: Commuting
01-11-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,360
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1109: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1109:

25°F this morning with a 12 mph headwind. This January has been unseasonably warm here in South Dakota. Normally it's rare we ever see daytime highs...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,360
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1107: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1107:

Forgot to mention yesterday that when I arrived at the office and was juggling things around to take my temperature, I dropped my helmet. The...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,950
Posted By Tundra_Man

I have two winter bikes. The first is a 2002...

I have two winter bikes.

The first is a 2002 Giant Boulder that I converted to a full-time winter bike in 2009. It has fenders, studded tires and bar mitts, along with rust on every non-aluminum...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,360
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1105: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1105:

Last night before bed the weatherman said this morning's temp would be 10°F. When I got up, Google told me it was 17°F. When I walked out to the...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,360
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1104: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1104:

First day back to work in 16 days. Two weeks of binge eating combined with zero exercise doesn't add up to maintaining your fitness level. I...
Forum: Commuting
12-23-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 114,102
Posted By Tundra_Man

No commute as I'm in Ohio for the rest of the...

No commute as I'm in Ohio for the rest of the year helping my elderly father-in-law with trying to get his house in order so he can sell it. However, now that I'm here we finally got the season's...
Forum: Commuting
12-18-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 114,102
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1103: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1103:

My final ride of the year, as I'm off until the 4th. Not too bad this morning at 30F, but there was a brisk wind blowing so it felt colder. I'm...
Forum: Commuting
12-14-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 114,102
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1099: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1099:

Had to drop the truck my son drives off at the shop for some service, so I left the house driving. Parked the truck at the shop, then rode 5 miles...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 114,102
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1093: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1093:

28F this morning, which made it the warmest morning I've had all week. I rode to our company office to work there today, so eight miles in each...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 114,102
Posted By Tundra_Man

Pretty cool. I ran it at 2x speed, which kept it...

Pretty cool. I ran it at 2x speed, which kept it interesting. I also did a little Googling to figure out where you were at once you hit Central Ave, and from there I could follow along on a map. I've...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 114,102
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1089: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1089:

Back on the bike after four days off. It was really tempting to just throw in the towel this morning and not ride, but I forced myself to do it. Even...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 114,102
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1086: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1086:

With the Covid levels spiking again, last week they sent us back home and told us to plan working remotely "at least through the end of the year." I'm...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 114,102
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1078: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1078:

We got 5" of snow yesterday. For whatever reason, the city opted not to plow the streets. The snow was kind of wet, and by this morning the temp had...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 114,102
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1070: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1070:

Back at the client's location today. My son's covid test came back negative, so I'm off quarantine.

27F with a light wind. Still a little ice here...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 114,102
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1067: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1067:

My son started showing covid symptoms yesterday, which means I am now 100% working from home until two weeks passes, or he gets a negative covid test....
Forum: Commuting
10-26-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 114,102
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1066: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1066:

15F this morning, with a light headwind. This was my first full-on winter commute of the season. Out came the balaclava, goggles and bar mitts.

We...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 114,102
Posted By Tundra_Man

That's what I often wind up doing, depending on...

That's what I often wind up doing, depending on the location where I'm working that day.
Forum: Commuting
10-21-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 114,102
Posted By Tundra_Man

I count that as commuting. My reasoning was it...

I count that as commuting. My reasoning was it wasn't my choice that they sent us home, so as long as I ride the equivalent mileage or more before I start work then I've "commuted."

Maybe that...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 114,102
Posted By Tundra_Man

Nice! Welcome aboard.

Nice! Welcome aboard.
Forum: Commuting
10-16-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 114,102
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1060: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1060:

First snow of the year! No accumulation though, just lots of flakes falling from the sky. In fact, I'm still on my road bike.

Temp was 33 degrees...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 114,102
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1056: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1056:

Got up and felt terrible. I moved some leaves on Saturday, and immediately started feeling bad after I finished: sore throat, runny nose, sneezing,...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 114,102
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1055: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1055:

Working from home today, so I did my usual "get up, ride to the office and then ride back home" routine to keep my commuting streak alive. Went a few...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 114,102
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1050: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1050:

Chilly morning. Google said 32 degrees. My kitchen thermometer said 35. I'll split the difference at 33.5F.

I'm working from home today, so I rode...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 114,102
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1049: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1049:

Cloudy, 45F this morning with a stiff headwind. Overall though, it was an uneventful commute.

The rear tire on my road bike had been slowly losing...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 114,102
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1039: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1039:

Mid 40s this morning, but no wind. I took the extra long way to the client's office for a little more than 15 miles. Was wearing shorts and my legs...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 114,102
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1036: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1036:

Mornings are getting cooler, usually in the low to mid-50s. Last week we even had some mornings in the 30s.

I posted my latest commuting adventures...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 114,102
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1033: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1033:

Took a few extra days off over the Labor Day weekend and my wife and I went on an anniversary get-away. After five days of sleeping in and eating tons...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 114,102
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1027: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1027:

Been riding lots of extra on the way to work this summer. The last few days I've developed a saddle sore, so today I just wasn't in the mood to deal...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 114,102
Posted By Tundra_Man

Here's my most recent commuting highlights video....

Here's my most recent commuting highlights video. This episode features the biggest lightning bolt I've ever seen, and the above mentioned driver who intentionally close-passed me.

Bicycle...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 114,102
Posted By Tundra_Man

The officer called me this morning. He ran the...

The officer called me this morning. He ran the plate number and got back nothing. He said if they could locate the driver I could fill out a citizen arrest form to charge them with the 3 foot...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 114,102
Posted By Tundra_Man

Yes. 3 feet minimum below 50 mph, 6 feet minimum...

Yes. 3 feet minimum below 50 mph, 6 feet minimum above 50 mph. I estimate this driver was going about 35 mph.
Forum: Commuting
08-13-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 114,102
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1017: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1017:

Took some vacation last week, so I didn't ride at all. Started going back to the office every day this week, and my legs are reminding me that I took...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 114,102
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1007: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1007:

Got up this morning feeling very unmotivated. Last night I had planned on taking the road bike and doing a 22 mile route before work. As I was getting...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 114,102
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1006: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1006:

Today is the first day back at the client's office in over three months. They're going to have me start coming in to the office a couple days per week...
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