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Forum: Commuting
07-16-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

Just checking in. Good to see that some are still...

Just checking in. Good to see that some are still able to bike commute. I have not ridden since transitioning to working from home in mid-March. No estimated date to return yet.
On the plus side, I...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

No riding for me still. I do get some running in...

No riding for me still. I do get some running in and a couple of dog walks per day. But I think the weight is creeping up some. The two 50 or so minute rides per day are missed.
Forum: Commuting
03-27-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

I have not ridden in two weeks now. Last week...

I have not ridden in two weeks now. Last week they still had us coming into the office, but I drove each day either because of rain or I had a feeling they would be sending us home with computers....
Forum: Commuting
03-16-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

You must drive to the office, bike home, work,...

You must drive to the office, bike home, work, and then bike back to the office. Makes perfect sense!

My company has never allowed remote work except for those who travel. I had to pop in to the...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 13,380
Posted By mgw4jc

Bizman (PA)...

Bizman (PA) ___________________________________________ 1708 (1775 total YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ___________________________________________ 1010 mi
phtomita (WA)...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

The clouds did not agree with the forecast that...

The clouds did not agree with the forecast that said 0% chance or precipitation at 7am. Instead they continued to drizzle and sprinkle rain drops onto this commuter. A nice 66F though. Starting out,...
Forum: Commuting
03-12-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

:lol: About one-half mile from one...

:lol:

About one-half mile from one intersection, I was noticing more cars than usual coming from the opposite direction. I guessed there was a detour for some reason. That reason was an vehicle...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

I left a little late and had to cut off a little...

I left a little late and had to cut off a little of my normal route. We're closing on the new house at noon today. My wife will pick me up and we'll drive to the law office. It's less than 2 miles...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

This morning's 57F was about 20 degrees warmer...

This morning's 57F was about 20 degrees warmer than yesterday morning. Our full moon was blocked by the clouds too, which also made it seem even darker than the time change has done.
Forum: Commuting
03-09-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,251
Posted By mgw4jc

No camera, but I used my phone once with a...

No camera, but I used my phone once with a handlebar mount and positioned it to record. I've done it once. I've thought about doing at different times of the year or in the dark but haven't. And...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

Nice full moon for the first half of my ride from...

Nice full moon for the first half of my ride from home to the gym. A bit cold for a couple of parts, namely a downhill getting me up over 20mph for a chin freezing wind chill.
Not sure why the one...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 13,380
Posted By mgw4jc

Bizman (PA)...

Bizman (PA) ___________________________________________ 1598 (1645 total YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ____________________________________________ 873 mi
phtomita (WA)...
Forum: Commuting
03-06-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

Huffamoose - interesting band name. ...

Huffamoose - interesting band name.

RidingMatthew - I decided to drive yesterday based on the afternoon forecast. All day long the highest chance of rain was at 5pm. No rain happened until 5pm...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

First two miles seemed a bit traffic heavy and I...

First two miles seemed a bit traffic heavy and I heard one guy a few cars back blow his horn. He couldn't have been slowed down for more than a few seconds as cars in front of him were waiting for a...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

Tundra_Man - obviously, the deer were looking...

Tundra_Man - obviously, the deer were looking for their house!
Forum: Commuting
03-03-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

Damp roads from some early morning rain. I left a...

Damp roads from some early morning rain. I left a good 10 minutes early and rode a little extra. Winds were not helpful so my pace stayed slower than normal. More rain forecast for the rest of the...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

New month, new week, but same ol' Monday. Had a...

New month, new week, but same ol' Monday. Had a layover at the gym again this morning. Trying to switch things up and do some different exercises. We have the move coming up in about 2-3 weeks, so...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 13,380
Posted By mgw4jc

Bizman (PA)...

Bizman (PA) ___________________________________________ 1417 (1460 total YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ____________________________________________ 778 mi
phtomita (WA)...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

Pretty windy for my ride home yesterday too. It...

Pretty windy for my ride home yesterday too. It was a decent assist for the same 1.5 mile stretch I fought against on the way to work.

Another early ride and stop at the gym for a bit this...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

Wind was nice and helpful yesterday on my way...

Wind was nice and helpful yesterday on my way home. It propelled me to an average speed of 17+ mph.
Wind was not so helpful this morning. It wasn't bad for most of the ride, but a good 1.5 mile...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

Forgot to mention that I'm a Pomplamoose fan too....

Forgot to mention that I'm a Pomplamoose fan too. I haven't looked to see what they've done recently, so thanks for the reminder. Their "Single Ladies" cover was one of my favorites, especially when...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

I was rescued by my wife yesterday afternoon. It...

I was rescued by my wife yesterday afternoon. It wasn't raining real hard, but was not very warm either. It would have been a cold, wet ride, but I told her I could do it. She insisted.

Drizzling...
Forum: Commuting
02-24-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

A good Monday morning ride with a layover at the...

A good Monday morning ride with a layover at the gym on the way. Rain is in the forecast. The radar showed precipitation over our whole area for my commute, but it was dry and I only felt like 2...
Forum: Commuting
02-24-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 13,380
Posted By mgw4jc

Bizman (PA)...

Bizman (PA) ___________________________________________ 1290 (1326 total YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ____________________________________________ 658 mi
rhm_(NJ / NY)...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

I guess that with our ~1" of wet snow last night...

I guess that with our ~1" of wet snow last night we have had more snow than Tahoe!


Welcome back wphamilton ! I'm a seat post rack kind of guy too so that I can easily remove it and go for a...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,737
Posted By mgw4jc

Having room for socks is my second most important...

Having room for socks is my second most important factor when buying shoes. The first is having room for feet. :lol:
Forum: Commuting
02-20-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

Drove in today due to needing to go to inspection...

Drove in today due to needing to go to inspection for new home purchase this afternoon. And we are forecast for rain turning to snow this afternoon, which would have been fun to ride in, but I think...
Forum: Commuting
02-19-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

When I left for home yesterday it seemed I would...

When I left for home yesterday it seemed I would be ahead of anything showing on the radar. But it started sprinkling on me about 5 miles in. With 3 miles left I stopped to put my jacket on as it was...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

Nice video Tundra_Man . Those fat tires sound...

Nice video Tundra_Man . Those fat tires sound like a Jeep when you get up to speed on dry pavement. Good way to end the video with a, "See ya later."
Forum: Commuting
02-18-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

A fine mist at the beginning of the ride, but dry...

A fine mist at the beginning of the ride, but dry for most of it. 47F is right where it is too chilly for shorts only, but wearing tights makes me a bit too warm. I wore them because of the mist...
Forum: Commuting
02-17-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

I had Friday off work instead of President's Day....

I had Friday off work instead of President's Day. Definitely some lighter traffic on the way in this morning. I left home at about 6am and went by the gym for a bit before continuing on to work. A...
Forum: Commuting
02-17-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 13,380
Posted By mgw4jc

Bizman (PA)...

Bizman (PA) ___________________________________________ 1119 (1156 total YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ____________________________________________ 549 mi
phtomita (WA)...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

Minus 30? LOL - "It's only minus 25, you can walk...

Minus 30? LOL - "It's only minus 25, you can walk your frozen butt to work, Elsa!"

I remember buses in one part of Colorado having two sets of arms on the front for hanging bikes on the top tube....
Forum: Commuting
02-13-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

My phone's weather app was not updating...

My phone's weather app was not updating correctly, but I didn't realize it. It said 53F so I put on a jacket. Felt like 63F or warmer. I stopped after 3 miles and shed the jacket. It was pretty windy...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

I decided to drive yesterday after hearing some...

I decided to drive yesterday after hearing some heavier rains outside when I woke up. Turns out I would have been fine as it was just a light rain and not cold at all. Bummed I didn't man up and...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

Welshboy - glad you're okay. Can't imagine what...

Welshboy - glad you're okay. Can't imagine what that driver was thinking!

Back to the Monday. I left early and rode to the gym for a little time there before going on to work. Still quite a bit of...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 13,380
Posted By mgw4jc

Bizman (PA)...

Bizman (PA) ____________________________________________ 963 (998 total YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ____________________________________________ 466 mi
phtomita (WA) __________________________________________...
Forum: Commuting
02-07-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

I feel okay skipping the ride yesterday after...

I feel okay skipping the ride yesterday after seeing the rain and tornado watches / warnings all day long. Some damaged homes and other buildings I hear. Local schools are on 2 hour delay which meant...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

Tundra_Man - you need an "Activate Tire Spikes"...

Tundra_Man - you need an "Activate Tire Spikes" button on your handlebars.
Forum: Commuting
02-06-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

I decided not to ride in this today. It's really...

I decided not to ride in this today. It's really not raining all that heavily, but I drove through pockets of down pours.
...
Forum: Commuting
02-05-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

Windy here this morning and a little light rain...

Windy here this morning and a little light rain on the last two miles. Still pretty warm though at about 60F. More chances of rain forecast for the afternoon, and even worse tomorrow. Looking like...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

Warm enough this morning that I wore shorts and a...

Warm enough this morning that I wore shorts and a short sleeve shirt. I did wear lightweight gloves though.

I'm trying to forget what I saw this morning. A squirrel ran across a bit in front of...
Forum: Commuting
02-03-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

RidingMatthew - OOF! I hope you didn't go down...

RidingMatthew - OOF! I hope you didn't go down because of that. Never seen such a thing.
Forum: Commuting
02-03-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

Looks like a warm week with the lows not even...

Looks like a warm week with the lows not even below 50F each morning. There was a nice sunrise this morning.
...
Forum: Commuting
02-03-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 13,380
Posted By mgw4jc

Bizman (PA)...

Bizman (PA) ____________________________________________ 727 (796 total YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ____________________________________________ 371 mi
phtomita (WA) __________________________________________...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

Chilly morning at about 31F when I left at...

Chilly morning at about 31F when I left at 6:15am, but I got too warm by the time I got to the gym. Watched some news and Australian Open tennis while picking things up and putting them down.
...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

An opossum was about to cross the MUP ahead of me...

An opossum was about to cross the MUP ahead of me but decided not too when he saw / heard me coming. At first I was concerned it may be a much smellier creature and was relieved it was not.
Forum: Commuting
01-29-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

I don't think they're that smart and it is just...

I don't think they're that smart and it is just on a timer that runs regardless of weather / temperature. I've seen it drain into their parking lot before creating an ice rink. I think it's actually...
Forum: Commuting
01-29-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

Temp right at freezing again this morning. Not...

Temp right at freezing again this morning. Not sure why the Dollar General store has to run a sprinkler in the winter that partially sprays the road creating a nice spot of ice. At least it's not so...
Forum: Commuting
01-28-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,639
Posted By mgw4jc

wphamilton - hope it works out to your benefit....

wphamilton - hope it works out to your benefit. And glad you can still bike commute some!

A chilly morning here at about 33F. I was expecting a bit warmer and thus slightly under dressed. But I...
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