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Forum: Commuting
12-12-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

wphamilton - bummer for sure. I hope something...

wphamilton - bummer for sure. I hope something new pops up quickly!

I missed the last 2 days of work due to stomach illness. And then drove today. So minimal commuting this week. Maybe tomorrow,...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

I forgot to share the trash picture I took on the...

I forgot to share the trash picture I took on the way in. I thought it was pretty funny...
...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

Darth Lefty - I was not aware that those type of...

Darth Lefty - I was not aware that those type of seat posts were a thing. Interesting.

I would say rain and cold is probably my least favorite conditions. But I headed out in the 40F and drizzle...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 944
Views: 40,005
Posted By mgw4jc

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3 total) [175/187]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 7928 (8432 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 5649 (8921 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

With yesterday's ride home I rolled over 5,000...

With yesterday's ride home I rolled over 5,000 miles for the year. I looked back and saw that I did not ride any miles that were not with a purpose to get somewhere. In fact, the only non-commute...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

My wife picked me after work so we could do some...

My wife picked me after work so we could do some shopping. I left my biking shoes in the car overnight making them a bit cold and stiff to put on this morning.

The past three mornings I have seen...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

Nice ride in this morning. Just between cold and...

Nice ride in this morning. Just between cold and chilly, but clothing choice was sufficient. On one back road I saw a deer wander onto the road about 100 yards up. There were no cars from either...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

Calm and easy weather here compared to the storm...

Calm and easy weather here compared to the storm that went through the north. About 33F this morning, but clear and no major wind.

I had a "must get in front of bike" driver trying to pass right...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

Back to the Monday grind after a long break. Not...

Back to the Monday grind after a long break. Not too cold in the low 40s. Main obstacle on the roads now is leaf piles - either man-made or wind-made. Leaves on top of leaves create a slippery...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 944
Views: 40,005
Posted By mgw4jc

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3 total) [175/187]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 7767 (8303 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 5649 (8921 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,452
Posted By mgw4jc

I do the Idaho thing. I roll through neighborhood...

I do the Idaho thing. I roll through neighborhood stop signs when I can tell no cars are near. There are a couple that are at the bottom of a hill that I like to keep momentum going if I can. But...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

Forecast for the morning was a low of 36F, but...

Forecast for the morning was a low of 36F, but the phone app said it was 31F out, so I bundled up as I did for yesterday's sub-freezing ride. Then I left about 10 minutes late and decided to take my...
Forum: Commuting
11-25-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

Just under freezing temp this morning, but I...

Just under freezing temp this morning, but I dressed for it and felt fine coming in. I use a Garmin watch to track my mileage, but forgot to start it until about 3.3 miles in this morning's ride. Oh...
Forum: Commuting
11-25-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 944
Views: 40,005
Posted By mgw4jc

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3 total) [175/187]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 7619 (8115 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 5649 (8921 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
11-21-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

This commercial from 3 years ago is pretty funny....

This commercial from 3 years ago is pretty funny.
https://vimeo.com/189543396
Forum: Commuting
11-21-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

Decent ride this morning. Cool at about 36F. Glad...

Decent ride this morning. Cool at about 36F. Glad to see it is Thursday as I'm ready for the weekend!
Forum: Commuting
11-20-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

I missed Thursday and Friday last week due to...

I missed Thursday and Friday last week due to having a cold and not wanting to push it. Usually that wouldn't bother me, but I also had a running race on Saturday - the Charlotte Marathon. Yep, 26.2...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 944
Views: 40,005
Posted By mgw4jc

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3 total) [175/187]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 7603 (8099 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 5649 (8921 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

I bailed on riding yesterday as it was going to...

I bailed on riding yesterday as it was going to be and would have been a steady rain the whole time. Not cold at 55F, but I just didn't wanna. The wind from the north would have been a challenge on...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

Monday morning again. Very light traffic due to...

Monday morning again. Very light traffic due to Veteran's Day so schools and banks are closed. This week the leaves here are about as colorful as they're going to be.
Forum: Commuting
11-11-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 944
Views: 40,005
Posted By mgw4jc

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3 total) [175/187]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 7408 (7885 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 5649 (8921 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

A nice Friday morning ride. Sunny and clear, but...

A nice Friday morning ride. Sunny and clear, but not supposed to warm up much today. High of 49F.

I pass this tree lined pond pretty much everyday. Today the colors looked about as pretty as...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

Low 40s this morning, but warming to almost 70...

Low 40s this morning, but warming to almost 70 before tomorrow's cool down. A good 15 mile ride. One MUP I sometimes use had gotten pretty covered up by leaves, sticks and other debris. But a couple...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

Warm enough for shorts again, but cool enough for...

Warm enough for shorts again, but cool enough for a jacket. Clear skies made it light enough to wear sunglasses for the ride in, but I brought the clear lens glasses for the ride home.

Looks like...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

Forgot to mention yesterday that I noticed a...

Forgot to mention yesterday that I noticed a house has Christmas lights already. Never too early for some folks I guess.

Boy it got dark early yesterday afternoon - 5:30 or so. I didn't notice it...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

Back to the Monday. But it is light earlier now....

Back to the Monday. But it is light earlier now. This is nice, but it will be getting dark by the time I get home.
I left about an hour early and went to the gym for a bit on the way in. I pass an...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 944
Views: 40,005
Posted By mgw4jc

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3 total) [175/187]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 7209 (7671 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 5649 (8921 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

The cold front hit my area last night. It was...

The cold front hit my area last night. It was 70F+ at 5pm and 35F at 7am. I drove yesterday and was glad to not be biking when at 5:05pm the wind got strong and the rain got heavy. It was a bit scary...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

Overcast morning and quite humid for fall. Left...

Overcast morning and quite humid for fall. Left the jacket at home and only wore a short sleeve shirt. Definitely darker longer with the clouds overhead. I'm ready for the clocks to fall back.
...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

I think Strava has a commute flag. I don't use...

I think Strava has a commute flag. I don't use that, but in Garmin Connect I use the event type. I set commutes to "Transportation" and anything else to Recreational or Fitness.
Forum: Commuting
10-28-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

5,000 total miles or 5,000 commuting miles?...

5,000 total miles or 5,000 commuting miles? Either way - a good number for being on a bike! Hopefully the nice weather will continue into November!
Forum: Commuting
10-28-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

A nice Monday morning ride. I was about 5 minutes...

A nice Monday morning ride. I was about 5 minutes late to work because I didn't feel like taking short cuts despite having left late from home. No biggie.

I have this Wednesday off work for my...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 944
Views: 40,005
Posted By mgw4jc

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3 total) [153/165]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6928 (7474 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4935 (8020 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

Back up to near 50 for this morning's ride. A...

Back up to near 50 for this morning's ride. A nice sunrise, but nothing I could get a decent picture of. Lots of leaves to crunch on the MUP and neighborhood roads.

Happy that it's Friday. It...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

I can't say I have it solved, but having a visor...

I can't say I have it solved, but having a visor on my helmet definitely helps. I don't think it is the 'in' thing these days to have a helmet visor, but I like it for low angle sun and for keeping...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

Cool, clear morning and quite dark at 7am when I...

Cool, clear morning and quite dark at 7am when I left for work. I like to think that my flashing lights make me more visible - or at least seen sooner - when it's dark than during the day.

I wore...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

If I had driven, I would have missed the wet...

If I had driven, I would have missed the wet roads and occasional showers. But at 63F, I decided riding wouldn't be bad. There was a steady rain for about 5 to 8 minutes, but the rest of the ride was...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

I cleaned my bike yesterday as it had been a...

I cleaned my bike yesterday as it had been a while. It was a warm 70F in the afternoon and I enjoyed being outside for a bit.

At about 5:45am, I saw the other guy in my neighborhood who commutes...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 944
Views: 40,005
Posted By mgw4jc

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3 total) [153/165]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6772 (7209 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4935 (8020 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

Another clear, cool morning today. One guy had to...

Another clear, cool morning today. One guy had to pass me and then immediately make a right turn. I knew it was coming because he honked before passing to let me know an impatient driver was coming....
Forum: Commuting
10-17-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

Usually I can google any abbreviations I'm not...

Usually I can google any abbreviations I'm not familiar with, but "MGIFB" turns up nothing.


Low 40s here this morning and the lightweight gloves were borderline insufficient. Clear morning was...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

50F vs 49F - funny - maybe a mental thing to see...

50F vs 49F - funny - maybe a mental thing to see that number 4. It was 50 when I left and 49 when I got to work. I wore light weight gloves and a jacket. I was afraid the jacket would get too warm as...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 944
Views: 40,005
Posted By mgw4jc

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3 total) [153/165]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6598 (7035 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4935 (8020 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

It was a dark and foggy morning. The moon lit up...

It was a dark and foggy morning. The moon lit up the fog, fields and road. I had to be at work an hour early, so had the pleasure of riding in the dark. A couple of times I put my hand over my...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

I drove yesterday because I had to drop my...

I drove yesterday because I had to drop my daughter of at her driver's ed class. My thoughts while driving in are along the lines of, "I'm glad I don't have to deal with this traffic every morning,"...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

Cool and overcast fall morning. I wore a light...

Cool and overcast fall morning. I wore a light weight long sleeve shirt for the first time since spring, but brought a short sleeve for the ride home.

Definitely darker when I leave these days.
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

Took the day off yesterday for my son's 18th...

Took the day off yesterday for my son's 18th birthday. Can't believe my oldest is 18 now.

Left 20 or so minutes late this morning and took the shorter route which saves me 3 miles or about 15...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 944
Views: 40,005
Posted By mgw4jc

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3 total) [153/165]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6442 (6879 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4935 (8020 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

But if you leave these forums - who are you going...

But if you leave these forums - who are you going to tell all that to? I rarely go to the other parts of this forum. Sometimes I'll respond or watch a thread in the commuter section, but that's about...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 62,200
Posted By mgw4jc

Twice this week I saw another biker leaving my...

Twice this week I saw another biker leaving my neighborhood. I was out walking the dog and saw him go by all lit up like he should be. I'm guessing a commuter. Maybe I'll see him sometime when I can...
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