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09-09-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,216
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: 2,285
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: 2,866
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: 1,500
Views: 44,706
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: 1,500
Views: 44,706
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: 10,932
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: 10,932
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: 1,500
Views: 44,706
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: 1,500
Views: 44,706
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: 1,500
Views: 44,706
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: 1,850
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: 1,500
Views: 44,706
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: 1,500
Views: 44,706
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: 1,500
Views: 44,706
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: 13,401
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: 1,500
Views: 44,706
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: 65
Views: 6,860
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: 1,500
Views: 44,706
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: 4,395
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: 1,500
Views: 44,706
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: 1,500
Views: 44,706
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: 1,500
Views: 44,706
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: 1,500
Views: 44,706
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: 1,208
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: 1,500
Views: 44,706
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: 1,500
Views: 44,706
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: 1,500
Views: 44,706
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: 1,500
Views: 44,706
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: 1,500
Views: 44,706
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: 1,500
Views: 44,706
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: 2,491
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...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-18, 01:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,965
Posted By Wolfhaven

Varies but normally I've been using a Surly Disc...

Varies but normally I've been using a Surly Disc Trucker with 45's for the long stretch of gravel. Some days I'll mix it up and ride my Surly ECR or my Giant Anyroad with 40's. Used my Anyroad...
10-09-18, 11:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,092
Posted By Wolfhaven

I like Smartwool merino wool base layers year...

I like Smartwool merino wool base layers year round. Used a short sleeve and long sleeve version this summer, including on a week long backcountry trip. For that trip I also wore Icebreaker wool...
10-09-18, 11:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,188
Posted By Wolfhaven

I have a couple different ones I wear on my...

I have a couple different ones I wear on my commutes. Down to 0 degrees F I wear a thinner one from carhartt. Below zero I switch to a rag wool one. To help with heat retention I use a cheap...
08-07-18, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,335
Posted By Wolfhaven

I put WTB Riddlers in 45's on my Disc Trucker. ...

I put WTB Riddlers in 45's on my Disc Trucker. They are comfortable and handle really well in loose gravel. Most of my gravel riding is on my commute to work so I'm not racing or going very fast. ...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-18, 08:22 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 12,701
Posted By Wolfhaven

It's a secondary road I choose to ride. I have...

It's a secondary road I choose to ride. I have two blacktop options. The fastest would be an 8 mile stretch of county road with no shoulder, it's fogline and then gravel shoulder. The other option...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-18, 02:19 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 12,701
Posted By Wolfhaven

It is a beautiful ride. I'm on a high ridge by...

It is a beautiful ride. I'm on a high ridge by farms and woods and can catch glimpses of Lake Superior. The gravel is my favorite segment that takes me by horse farms, hay fields, wooded sections...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-18, 01:35 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 12,701
Posted By Wolfhaven

I'll never make 20mph average despite my route to...

I'll never make 20mph average despite my route to work being mostly downhill. With six+ miles of gravel with several creek bottoms to climb out of and a larger river bottom climb I don't get to...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-18, 12:44 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,001
Posted By Wolfhaven

I've seen quite the mix riding to/from work. The...

I've seen quite the mix riding to/from work. The usual deer, ducks, geese, swans, turkeys, grouse, skunks, coyotes, rabbits, and bear. More rare but have spooked two different timber wolves, one...
07-05-18, 07:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 560
Posted By Wolfhaven

Biked the route in May of 2017. Very nice and...

Biked the route in May of 2017. Very nice and scenic route. Early May meant little traffic from cabin owners. A nice mix of gravel, trails, single track and pavement. Camp grounds were right on...
06-25-18, 01:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,604
Posted By Wolfhaven

Just diagnosed two weeks ago when it started and...

Just diagnosed two weeks ago when it started and am still in it. Was told no biking at workout pace, no hockey and no chain saws... Mostly due to the blood thinners. My commute is 16.6 miles and...
06-25-18, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By Wolfhaven

If you have a few brands in mind you should be...

If you have a few brands in mind you should be able to contact them directly and ask for their recommendations.
03-02-18, 07:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,052
Posted By Wolfhaven

Mrs Delicious

There's an awesome woman in Duluth, Minnesota that's been doing this for several years. She goes by Mrs Delicious. She has a great backstory to why and how she started. Summer she sells ice cream,...
03-03-17, 08:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,180
Posted By Wolfhaven

Not bike helmets but hockey helmets have to...

Not bike helmets but hockey helmets have to undergo testing for US and Canadian safety standards. Helmets range in price from $40 to well over $100. Some claim improved protection from concussions....
02-22-17, 01:46 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,719
Posted By Wolfhaven

Started young since alcohol was no big deal in my...

Started young since alcohol was no big deal in my house. As a teen I could raid the old man's beer fridge if I wanted. Never was anything exciting to me. Drank some at HS parties but once I became...
02-09-17, 09:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,849
Posted By Wolfhaven

Done some self supported road touring. This year...

Done some self supported road touring. This year I have signed up to ride with a group doing an unsupported tour over 3 days in a national forests riding gravel and dirt roads. Bought an ECR to do...
01-13-17, 11:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,382
Posted By Wolfhaven

I have a few different pairs of Icearmor gloves. ...

I have a few different pairs of Icearmor gloves. Water/windproof and pretty tough. Use wear them for biking, ice fishing and snowblowing. The only issue is there isn't a removable liner to speed...
Forum: Commuting
12-30-16, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 125,534
Posted By Wolfhaven

Been an interesting couple of weeks for...

Been an interesting couple of weeks for commuting. Roads were in good shape so I rode my Aurora and midday, in my office, a spoke snapped. Guess she's telling me to lose weight. The next couple...
Forum: Commuting
12-21-16, 12:37 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,573
Posted By Wolfhaven

After rereading my post I don't see where I said...

After rereading my post I don't see where I said that or even hinted that it doesn't happen. OP drew an absolute that there is never a reason for it. I disagreed stating my personal lifestyle as an...
Forum: Commuting
12-21-16, 11:32 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,573
Posted By Wolfhaven

I commute using my pickup when I'm not commuting...

I commute using my pickup when I'm not commuting by bike. You must live a very secluded city life where your lifestyle has you inside on the couch. Those of us that are active outdoors and live a...
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