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03-17-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,741
Posted By Wolfhaven

U.S. entered the war and had a nice little march...

U.S. entered the war and had a nice little march in Bataan.
03-09-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,084
Posted By Wolfhaven

Going to follow this thread. I'm doing a...

Going to follow this thread.

I'm doing a long 10 day, 1200 mile event in August. My plan as of now is to build a base by commuting to work a few days a week and a long weekend ride. My commute...
03-09-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By Wolfhaven

Starkist tuna creations come in a wide variety of...

Starkist tuna creations come in a wide variety of flavors. I like to eat a packet mid morning at work for the protein. I'll throw a few different ones in my bags when I do any bikepacking trips...
03-02-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,803
Posted By Wolfhaven

I took this same issue to a nutritionist a few...

I took this same issue to a nutritionist a few months ago because I have the same battle. Bike hard and the next day or two I can't eat enough. Bottom line is to even out the calorie intake for all...
02-04-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,232
Posted By Wolfhaven

I have a LHT and a Salsa Fargo. For comfort and...

I have a LHT and a Salsa Fargo. For comfort and speed on gravel I use the Fargo with 2.35 big apples. Good on gravel and fast enough on blacktop. Especially good for consecutive long days in the...
01-13-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,785
Posted By Wolfhaven

Looking to bike across the UP on backroads and...

Looking to bike across the UP on backroads and trails as much as possible to Superior, WI. Be a solo self supported trip.
01-03-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,032
Posted By Wolfhaven

Minnesota has the Wobegon trail that connects to...

Minnesota has the Wobegon trail that connects to the Central lakes trail for about 110-120 miles of paved trail. Ride 30 miles or so on roads to Crow Wing State Park and you can ride the Paul Bunyan...
11-18-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,661
Posted By Wolfhaven

Thin pair of wool socks, waterproof wool socks...

Thin pair of wool socks, waterproof wool socks and winter boots by Baffin. Keeps me warm when it's well below zero. My feet will sweat no matter the temp so the wool helps keep me warm anyway. The...
11-14-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,691
Posted By Wolfhaven

The Tuscobia is an 80 miler that I believe serves...

The Tuscobia is an 80 miler that I believe serves as a qualifier.

I've been using IceArmor gloves and mittens for about everything. Built for ice fishing they are wind and water resistant and...
11-01-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By Wolfhaven

Duluth, Minnesota has the Bike Cave where you can...

Duluth, Minnesota has the Bike Cave where you can work on your bike for free. Work enough hours there and you can get a bike, which is fantastic for many people who can't afford to buy one. The...
11-01-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,878
Posted By Wolfhaven

Been hit from behind and that had me jumpy for...

Been hit from behind and that had me jumpy for quite awhile. Route selection has helped. My route is slower and a little longer but I feel it's safer. Fortunately I enjoy riding gravel and I can...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 74,826
Posted By Wolfhaven

Rode twice this week. Mornings have cooled off. ...

Rode twice this week. Mornings have cooled off. 20 degrees and yesterday was 24. Overdressing a little so I'll need to tweak the jersey under the jacket some. Tough part is having the right...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,022
Posted By Wolfhaven

I talk to animals. Greetings to the varied...

I talk to animals. Greetings to the varied wildlife. Also greet the horses and cattle I ride by. I'll wave and say a thanks to "chevy dude" or "ford man" etc. who have moved over the center line...
10-18-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,628
Posted By Wolfhaven

I've used strava for a few years. The ability to...

I've used strava for a few years. The ability to join a group is nice. See what other locals are doing. What I have a problem with is some days it stops recording. Particularly at the start. ...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 74,826
Posted By Wolfhaven

A brisk 29 this morning. The moon and some of...

A brisk 29 this morning. The moon and some of the cloud formations were impressive. The gravel road section was a bit muddy but not real soft. Had four deer run across the road in my headlights. ...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 74,826
Posted By Wolfhaven

Didn't ride today. The other day going home I...

Didn't ride today. The other day going home I had a head shaker. I was on a brief stretch of state highway heading out of the city that has an 8' shoulder. Up ahead was a motorcycle stopped on the...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,379
Posted By Wolfhaven

I have some incredible wildlife and some great...

I have some incredible wildlife and some great views of Lake Superior but I find the most motivating is passing a young kid on a bike with their parent(s). The smile they get when you compliment...
09-25-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,041
Posted By Wolfhaven

Lots of hand tools is the norm. In Minnesota...

Lots of hand tools is the norm. In Minnesota they must really love their bananas. Ride by peels everywhere, even remote back roads. Oddest find was a sex toy in a parking lot next to a mountain...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 74,826
Posted By Wolfhaven

First commute after two weeks off for various...

First commute after two weeks off for various reasons. Stars were amazing this morning. Roads were wet and messy, the gravel was a bit muddy but it still was a great ride. This headcold gave me...
09-09-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,854
Posted By Wolfhaven

Once you stop pick a point on the ground about...

Once you stop pick a point on the ground about ten feet in front of you. Focus on that point, stare at it. Once you start moving your head you'll lose your balance.
09-05-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,904
Posted By Wolfhaven

I do enjoy his bikepacking videos. Haven't...

I do enjoy his bikepacking videos. Haven't watched much since he got into doing van life videos.
Forum: Great Lakes
09-04-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,267
Posted By Wolfhaven

I rode around the Lutsen area in June before the...

I rode around the Lutsen area in June before the flies got too bad. Can log lots of miles on gravel. Didn't see any wolves or bears this trip but did come up on a big bull moose while crossing a...
Forum: Commuting
09-04-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 74,826
Posted By Wolfhaven

Some big storms rolled through Monday night into...

Some big storms rolled through Monday night into Tuesday so I skipped riding. Cool start with some fog to keep things interesting. Running full headlights now. The swans are back in the pond, saw...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 74,826
Posted By Wolfhaven

Cool 54, light rain and windy. Definitely a...

Cool 54, light rain and windy. Definitely a headlight morning. Mounted two which was fortunately after one came out of the mount and hit the pavement, was fine on the gravel. Picked up the three...
08-23-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,044
Posted By Wolfhaven

You don't judge people yet this is nothing but a...

You don't judge people yet this is nothing but a post passing judgment on anyone that doesn't agree with you as foolish, stupid and lazy. I don't know you but I have passed judgment on you with this...
08-22-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,044
Posted By Wolfhaven

I spent what I did because I wanted a bike that...

I spent what I did because I wanted a bike that can handle my commute and bikepacking trips. Depending on the route to/from work I ride 18-21 miles. 6 to 11 is gravel, if I do the 11 option 3 is on...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 74,826
Posted By Wolfhaven

This morning it was 54. So not too bad. ...

This morning it was 54. So not too bad. Probably be dropping into high 40's for lows next week. Afternoon rides home have been in the 70's lately. Perfect temp for me.
Forum: Commuting
08-15-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 74,826
Posted By Wolfhaven

Seen the moon while walking my dogs early but it...

Seen the moon while walking my dogs early but it was gone before I headed out. Cool enough for a long sleeve and gloves. Strips of fog in some low areas along the hay fields. Only spotted two deer...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 74,826
Posted By Wolfhaven

Will have to get my headlight out pretty soon as...

Will have to get my headlight out pretty soon as well. Felt fortunate it was 60 this morning. Cloudy but calm. The gravel was graded on Friday so it's loose and really dusty. Need a little rain...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,294
Posted By Wolfhaven

My go to has been a carhartt balaclava. Made to...

My go to has been a carhartt balaclava. Made to fit under hard hats. I've used it in temps well below freezing without issue.
Forum: Commuting
08-09-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 74,826
Posted By Wolfhaven

Cool mornings and decent temps in the upper 70's...

Cool mornings and decent temps in the upper 70's for the rides home have made for some nice rides. Did the detour on the ride home yesterday and logged in the extra gravel miles. This morning's...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 74,826
Posted By Wolfhaven

A cool 50 this morning. Long sleeve jersey over...

A cool 50 this morning. Long sleeve jersey over a short sleeve and full finger gloves day. Pretty mundane trip. Gravel miles were in great shape after some heavy rain yesterday. Traffic on the...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 74,826
Posted By Wolfhaven

Warm ride in was a pleasant surprise. Forecast...

Warm ride in was a pleasant surprise. Forecast looked good for the day too. Got trained and it wasn't moving so I took an alternate route around for a delay and then sat through two cycles of a...
08-05-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,113
Posted By Wolfhaven

Missed the one about this is my style of riding...

Missed the one about this is my style of riding (fast, slow, kit, kitless etc), you need to pat me on the back and give me kudos for having a superior style of riding.
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 74,826
Posted By Wolfhaven

First day back after a couple week break to rest...

First day back after a couple week break to rest the knees. Mid 60's with a dew point high enough my hands were wet the entire ride. Fingers pruned up by the time I got to work. Was a nice ride...
07-01-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,264
Posted By Wolfhaven

Signed up last night. Hope to beat the 100 this...

Signed up last night. Hope to beat the 100 this week. Depends on how my knees feel after biking 500 last week on a bikepacking vacation.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 74,826
Posted By Wolfhaven

Finally warm enough to ditch the knee warmers. ...

Finally warm enough to ditch the knee warmers. Was nice. Calm but after a night of rain things were damp and foggy. Glasses kept fogging up. The rain helped get the gravel into better riding...
06-11-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,862
Posted By Wolfhaven

Bright clothes. Lights in any lowlight...

Bright clothes. Lights in any lowlight situation. Have been run into from behind despite doing this, just can't help stupid. Route selection and willing to change routes if one gets dangerous,...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 74,826
Posted By Wolfhaven

Ouch! Tough finding out we don't bounce like we...

Ouch! Tough finding out we don't bounce like we used to.

Cool in the mornings still. They graded the entire 6.5 miles of gravel road yesterday so it's loose, soft gravel the entire way. Makes...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 74,826
Posted By Wolfhaven

Mornings are staying cool. 42 today with light...

Mornings are staying cool. 42 today with light fog and 92% humidity. Forecasted for a beautiful mid 70's for the afternoon. See what happens. If the wind shifts off the lake it may hit mid 50's. ...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 74,826
Posted By Wolfhaven

Pleasantly surprised to see a balmy 46 this...

Pleasantly surprised to see a balmy 46 this morning. Was expecting upper 30's. Light overcast and calm to start with unforecasted rain the last couple miles. Cruising down the gravel I spotted a...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 74,826
Posted By Wolfhaven

Woke up to 36 degrees. Warm clothes came back...

Woke up to 36 degrees. Warm clothes came back out. Was overdressed by the time I made it in. Nice to have a few days of sunshine for a change. Noticed this morning the swan was off her nest. saw...
05-30-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,622
Posted By Wolfhaven

I've been really enjoying my Fargo. Just swapped...

I've been really enjoying my Fargo. Just swapped out the 2.6 for 2.35 big apples for commuting on mixed surfaces. Really loving the woodchipper bars, I can finally ride comfortably in the drops for...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 74,826
Posted By Wolfhaven

Woke up to 46 degrees so it was knee and wrist...

Woke up to 46 degrees so it was knee and wrist warmers and a wool bike hat. Light overcast with the sun trying to get through. First noticed it as a faint red ball which slowly grew brighter. Had...
Forum: Commuting
05-29-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 74,826
Posted By Wolfhaven

Over the weekend I swapped out my 2.6 tires for...

Over the weekend I swapped out my 2.6 tires for 2.35 big apples and what a difference on the pavement. Was a little nervous on the hilly 6 mile gravel stretch but they worked just fine. Warmest...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 74,826
Posted By Wolfhaven

Mornings are still frosty. Clear sunrise and...

Mornings are still frosty. Clear sunrise and pretty calm. Had to drop my truck off so it was a short ride from the shop to work. Today is the last day this week I'll be able to ride.
Forum: Commuting
05-20-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 74,826
Posted By Wolfhaven

Yesterday was an all day snow storm leaving...

Yesterday was an all day snow storm leaving behind a load of slushy wet snow. 32 degrees, clear and calm with a beautiful sunrise. Rode in tire tracks through the snow until I came off the ridge...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 74,826
Posted By Wolfhaven

Yikes! That sucks. Hopefully insurance covers...

Yikes! That sucks. Hopefully insurance covers your losses.

Haven't been able to ride all week so it was nice to get back on the bike this morning. Forecast called for a low of 40. Was...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 74,826
Posted By Wolfhaven

Weather has been all over the spectrum this week....

Weather has been all over the spectrum this week. I have a 17 plus mile commute with 6.5 miles of gravel to spice it up. Tuesday it was 24 degrees in the morning with clear and calm, while the ride...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-18, 08:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,889
Posted By Wolfhaven

Getting to be winter here too. Leaves are pretty...

Getting to be winter here too. Leaves are pretty much gone already and my ride in started with 29 degree temps. Afternoon ride was in the low 50's and the usual cold NW winds. At 29 it was a long...
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