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Forum: Commuting
03-18-20, 04:34 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 8,483
Posted By essiemyra

This morning's commute had a near hit. The guy in...

This morning's commute had a near hit. The guy in a red small sedan took a left turn directly in front of me. Had I not braked and come to a full stop I would have been hit. Since I had mittens on...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 8,483
Posted By essiemyra

A very pleasant but chilly temp was 25 f degrees...

A very pleasant but chilly temp was 25 f degrees in this morning with clear dark skies. I had in my head if it was 25 degrees I would ride but if it was 15 degrees I would not. Well it was 25 ...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 8,483
Posted By essiemyra

A very pleasant commute this am with the temp at...

A very pleasant commute this am with the temp at 47 f degrees and clear skies and the moon not quite full.
Forum: Commuting
03-10-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 8,483
Posted By essiemyra

Today's commute was pleasant with the temp at 47...

Today's commute was pleasant with the temp at 47 f degrees, and cloudy skies blocking the full moon. My chain came off the front ring this am while riding up a hill cause I changed into an easier...
03-09-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 835
Posted By essiemyra

I am not trying to restore the bike to original....

I am not trying to restore the bike to original. I have upgraded the tires to a brand and model that was recommended to me by the lbs and I love them.
I have also changed the chain and cassette at...
03-09-20, 04:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 835
Posted By essiemyra

I know he has replaced brake rotors as I have...

I know he has replaced brake rotors as I have watched him do them on my vehicles in the past.

I purchased a new wheel and it was put on the bike Sunday afternoon. I was not riding on that wheel...
03-09-20, 04:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 835
Posted By essiemyra

the rear wheel was replaced a few years ago. I do...

the rear wheel was replaced a few years ago. I do not remember why it was done but it was replaced.
Forum: Commuting
03-09-20, 04:24 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 8,483
Posted By essiemyra

A very nice commute in this am with the temp at...

A very nice commute in this am with the temp at 41 f degrees and dark cloudy skies. The ride home this afternoon with longer daylight should be great as I plan to take an extended ride home.
03-08-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 835
Posted By essiemyra

thank-you sweeks, and jeffwillis, for the...

thank-you sweeks, and jeffwillis, for the information about rim wear. I was thinking that it was a true thing but when I mentioned it to my mechanic brother he thought that it was not an issue I...
03-07-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 835
Posted By essiemyra

3 alarmer, thank-you for answering my question. I...

3 alarmer, thank-you for answering my question. I am not really looking for diagnosis just if those are real valid issues. If they were I will have them fixed. But when I told a car mechanic that I...
03-07-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 835
Posted By essiemyra

2 questions about bike maintainence

Hi,

My bike is an entry level specialized vita that is 9 years old. I typically ride about 2000 to 2500 miles a year between commuting to work and joy riding and local touring weekends.

I...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 8,483
Posted By essiemyra

It was a very pleasant commute in this am with...

It was a very pleasant commute in this am with the temp at 37 f degrees and the light hitting the horizon about two miles out from work. What a pretty sight!
Forum: Commuting
03-03-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By essiemyra

I have ridden in winds gusting to 25 mph but...

I have ridden in winds gusting to 25 mph but tomorrow in my area they are predicting winds gusts up to 45 mph. I can do the 20 to 25 but I am rethinking the ride tomorrow the weather is otherwise the...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 8,483
Posted By essiemyra

The second day of meteorological spring and I was...

The second day of meteorological spring and I was able to ride to work today. The temp was a cool 26 f degrees with little wind so it was a pleasant ride.
Forum: Commuting
02-25-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 8,483
Posted By essiemyra

The temp was a warm 38 f degrees this am with...

The temp was a warm 38 f degrees this am with dark skies but still a very pleasant commute to work. I smelled a skunk somewhere along the ride but never saw the creature, pure stroke of luck!
Forum: Commuting
02-24-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 8,483
Posted By essiemyra

A very nice commute to work this am. It was a...

A very nice commute to work this am. It was a little chilly with the temp at 28 f degrees but little wind. It always feels better to ride!
Forum: Commuting
02-17-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 8,483
Posted By essiemyra

I was on vacation in sunny Florida last week...

I was on vacation in sunny Florida last week where I got to ride every day though no commutes to work. But I did do any and everything by bike. It was great!

Now back to reality and I was able to...
Forum: Commuting
01-28-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,430
Posted By essiemyra

Car-free is not an option as I live NH and the...

Car-free is not an option as I live NH and the icy roads or low temps makes commuting not an option at times. I also have an older husband who has a heart condition, and a granddaughter(and other...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 8,483
Posted By essiemyra

The commute today was pleasant and unexpected....

The commute today was pleasant and unexpected. The temp was 36 f degrees with dark skies and barely any breeze. Later today should be in the 40's with sun.


I thought due to having a hair cut...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 8,483
Posted By essiemyra

A very nice commute with the temp at 33 f degrees...

A very nice commute with the temp at 33 f degrees and dark skies. No winds to speak of which was great because the last two days have been windy with gusts greater than 20 mph. Also dry roads.
Forum: Commuting
01-09-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,969
Posted By essiemyra

agreed

agreed
Forum: Commuting
01-07-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 8,483
Posted By essiemyra

My first commute of 2020 but not my first ride. ...

My first commute of 2020 but not my first ride. It was a very nice ride in this morning with the temp at 34 f degrees and dark skies, no wind.
Forum: Commuting
11-26-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 69,273
Posted By essiemyra

The commute this am was pleasant with the temp at...

The commute this am was pleasant with the temp at 33 f degrees and darkness all around.
Forum: Commuting
11-06-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 69,273
Posted By essiemyra

A very pleasant commute in with the temp at 39 f...

A very pleasant commute in with the temp at 39 f degrees. Dark with the skies starting to lighten as I arrived at work. I guess the ride home will be light as I start work at 6:30 and leave at 3 pm...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-19, 05:10 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 69,273
Posted By essiemyra

Another nice commute this am with wet roads and...

Another nice commute this am with wet roads and the temp was a warm 55 f degrees.
Forum: Commuting
10-28-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 69,273
Posted By essiemyra

It was a pleasant commute in this morning even...

It was a pleasant commute in this morning even though there was a very light mist and the temp was 54 f degrees. So it was warm out.
Forum: Commuting
10-24-19, 05:05 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 69,273
Posted By essiemyra

A very nice commute in this am with the temp at...

A very nice commute in this am with the temp at 42 f degrees. The skies were dark and cloudless skies, but the sliver of moon was in front of me during my ride so I enjoyed that sight.
Forum: Commuting
10-22-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 69,273
Posted By essiemyra

The temp was 49 f degrees and partly cloudy...

The temp was 49 f degrees and partly cloudy skies. I saw a skunk crossing the road heading toward the opposite side of the road. At first glance I thought it was a cat, but then realized it was a...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 69,273
Posted By essiemyra

It was a very nice commute this am with the temp...

It was a very nice commute this am with the temp at 55 f degrees and dark cloudy skies.

I keep leaving early thinking I will get off the main road and detour around the gravel section of the main...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,645
Posted By essiemyra

Prayers being sent your way.

Prayers being sent your way.
Forum: Commuting
10-16-19, 04:37 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 69,273
Posted By essiemyra

A very pleasant commute this am with the temp at...

A very pleasant commute this am with the temp at 39f degrees, what a difference a day makes. Well we still had clear skies so I was able to see many stars and the moon.

A rain storm is coming in...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 69,273
Posted By essiemyra

A very nice commute in this am and I was ahead of...

A very nice commute in this am and I was ahead of schedule. The temp was 50 f degrees with cloudless skies so the full moon was able to be seen.
Forum: Commuting
10-10-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 69,273
Posted By essiemyra

This morning's commute was dangerous for an...

This morning's commute was dangerous for an opossum. The animal ran in front of my front tire then down the side of my bike and behind my back tire and back to the side of the street he came from. I...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 69,273
Posted By essiemyra

A pleasant commute this am with the temp at 50 f...

A pleasant commute this am with the temp at 50 f degrees and some wind. Since it was blowing in my face on the ride in, hopefully it will be there this afternoon to push me home.
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 05:10 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 69,273
Posted By essiemyra

I was up early enough to be on time today but it...

I was up early enough to be on time today but it was raining when I woke up so I decided I would not ride. Forty-five minutes later when I went to take a shower I checked the rain situation again and...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 69,273
Posted By essiemyra

Welcome back for Monday, it was a pleasant yet...

Welcome back for Monday, it was a pleasant yet cool commute with the temp at 45 f degrees and clear starry skies. The road work crew left the road down to gravel on Friday for a stretch of the road....
Forum: Commuting
09-26-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 69,273
Posted By essiemyra

Another pleasant commute this am with the temp at...

Another pleasant commute this am with the temp at 50 f degrees and clear skies. Typically the moon is on my right side but this morning it was in front of me and I took the same route.

Best part...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 69,273
Posted By essiemyra

A very pleasant commute this am with the temp at...

A very pleasant commute this am with the temp at 51 f degrees.
Forum: Commuting
09-24-19, 04:36 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 69,273
Posted By essiemyra

A very pleasant commute in this am again with the...

A very pleasant commute in this am again with the temp at 69 f degrees this morning. Dark partly cloudy skies but there were stars to be seen.
Forum: Commuting
09-23-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 69,273
Posted By essiemyra

A good start for the week the temp was 70 f...

A good start for the week the temp was 70 f degrees this morning for the first day of fall with partly cloudy skies and darkness.
Forum: Commuting
09-19-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 69,273
Posted By essiemyra

I think I love the idea of your new job, getting...

I think I love the idea of your new job, getting paid to ride. What is not to like?

Another pleasant commute this am with the temp at 42 f degrees and clear skies. I was able to ride 4 days this...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 69,273
Posted By essiemyra

A very pleasant yet uneventful commute this am....

A very pleasant yet uneventful commute this am. The temp was 52 f degrees and partly cloudy.
Forum: Commuting
09-17-19, 04:56 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 69,273
Posted By essiemyra

A second day of pleasant commuting. The temp was...

A second day of pleasant commuting. The temp was 47 f degrees with clear skies and I could see the almost full moon clearly. I pass a field on my ride and when the moon is over that field it is an...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 69,273
Posted By essiemyra

Well here we are back at Monday and the good...

Well here we are back at Monday and the good thing about that is I was able to commute by bike to work today. It was a very pleasant ride with the temp at 62 F degrees and partly cloudy, so no good...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 69,273
Posted By essiemyra

A pleasant commute in this am with dark skies and...

A pleasant commute in this am with dark skies and clouds.

My new helmet mirror arrived yesterday. It was nice to have a mirror that stayed in place. I did not have to keep re-adjusting the arm. ...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 69,273
Posted By essiemyra

Sorry for the little guy... A very pleasant...

Sorry for the little guy...

A very pleasant commute this am with the temp at 60 f degrees and cloudless.
Forum: Commuting
08-30-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 69,273
Posted By essiemyra

Yay for Friday! Four days of riding this week....

Yay for Friday! Four days of riding this week. This am's commute was very nice, the last downhill road was smooth pavement today! So nice! Plus I leave work on Friday's at 9:30 am so there will be a...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-19, 04:37 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 69,273
Posted By essiemyra

Ditto +11 f . On a side note this is the...

Ditto +11 f .

On a side note this is the first time probably since March that I have been able to ride 3 days in a week. Yay!
Forum: Commuting
08-27-19, 04:28 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 69,273
Posted By essiemyra

I could say ditto but it was a degree colder...

I could say ditto but it was a degree colder today than yesterday.
Forum: Commuting
08-26-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 69,273
Posted By essiemyra

A very pleasant ride with the temp at 54f...

A very pleasant ride with the temp at 54f degrees, until I got to the last 1/2 mile the road is torn up so it is gravel and small rocks on a downhill. I did not enjoy this part of the ride. I am...
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