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05-25-19, 02:18 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

Fresh from the wipekitty carries weird things...

Fresh from the wipekitty carries weird things files: Balloons!

My stepdaughter graduated high school yesterday, and I wanted to pick up a few things: posterboard, photos, and helium balloons. The...
03-31-19, 07:59 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

Saturday's ride was an interesting one. I decided...

Saturday's ride was an interesting one. I decided that I wanted to do a short recreational ride (up a hill and back) but also needed to do "big" grocery shopping. Solution? Bike to store, leave...
03-15-19, 10:33 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

I actually went for a walk! I've missed walking. ...

I actually went for a walk! I've missed walking.

It was sunny and warm (40F), and perhaps the first day since early to mid January that the sidewalks were mostly clear of ice. It's been a long...
01-09-19, 10:02 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

Time for a little home improvement! ...

Time for a little home improvement!

Yesterday, I went to the home improvement store to pick up a new kitchen faucet. It fit (barely) in my messenger bag...along with a giant dog bone I picked up...
01-02-19, 10:45 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

Went for a spin around town in yesterday's...

Went for a spin around town in yesterday's (mostly unplowed) snow, then stopped by the office to pick up a few things.

I got to leave the first tracks of the year in the bike parking area, and...
07-23-18, 03:30 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

As of a year ago, we have one of those on a main...

As of a year ago, we have one of those on a main street in my neighborhood.

Fortunately, it's a small (single lane) roundabout. On a bike, I can usually squeak in and then ramp it up or draft a...
07-08-18, 09:53 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

Car-free gravelbiking! I met up with a small...

Car-free gravelbiking!

I met up with a small group for a casual (but brutal and long) gravel ride. The nearby gravel rides tend to start in small rural communities in SE MN, 10-15 miles from my...
06-08-18, 08:37 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

It's been a while since I posted here! Today was...

It's been a while since I posted here! Today was "epic grocery run", which consisted of a quick ride up and down a hill, a stop at the store, and the ride home with stuff (mostly baked goods, because...
01-29-18, 11:03 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

I rode to work, the store, and back home. ...

I rode to work, the store, and back home.

Worth reporting: it stayed in the 12-15F range all day, and a bunch of (random) people were like, "You rode your bike? In this weather?" This was amusing...
01-06-18, 10:55 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

My significant other and I had an all day...

My significant other and I had an all day training...which meant some walking! It was quite brisk when we left, at -10F/-23C, but had warmed up to 10F/-12C for the afternoon walk home. All told, 4...
12-23-17, 10:38 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

Pre-Christmas grocery run! We really don't...

Pre-Christmas grocery run!

We really don't do anything special in my household, but it's good to have supplies while all the stores are closed. I had a nice run with the trailer, in the dark,...
12-23-17, 12:57 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

Nice :thumb: When I had a family of 3...

Nice :thumb:

When I had a family of 3 (significant other + his daughter, a pre-teen at the time) we loaded up a large duffel bag and several backpacks and walked to the laundromat. I usually wore...
12-11-17, 01:16 AM
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Posted By wipekitty

Winter is coming - time to stock up on sidewalk...

Winter is coming - time to stock up on sidewalk de-icer! I walked to the gas station and then walked home with a 20lb. bag of sidewalk salt. The gas station is less than half a mile away, so it's a...
11-15-17, 08:12 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

That is some serious walking! I used to...

That is some serious walking!

I used to walk a lot more - but now I'm usually lazy and just hop on the bike. I walked on Saturday, though: my partner and I had to go to a training, and he kind of...
10-25-17, 11:21 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

Work and back...woohoo. Beautiful day for a ride,...

Work and back...woohoo. Beautiful day for a ride, but I was buried in work, so nothing too fun happened. :mad:

My evening commutes now range from twilight to pitch black (I usually work until 6 or...
10-17-17, 08:27 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

I took the bike trailer to work so I could run...

I took the bike trailer to work so I could run errands afterward. I left work a bit before 7PM, so it was dark for the journey.

There's something comforting about riding in the dark. I've kind of...
10-09-17, 11:26 AM
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Posted By wipekitty

I rode to an 8:30 AM meeting...whew...that was...

I rode to an 8:30 AM meeting...whew...that was tough! (I usually work, and ride, later in the day.)

I'm debating whether to go for a road ride or take a nap. The sun is setting earlier each day,...
10-08-17, 07:06 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

Sorry to disappoint :) We're just borderline...

Sorry to disappoint :)

We're just borderline animal hoarders - 3 cats and a 120 pound dog that is still growing. So, there are plenty of messes to clean up - especially when it's wet and the dog...
10-07-17, 01:08 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

Awesome. :thumb: I'm jealous!

Awesome. :thumb: I'm jealous!
10-07-17, 01:05 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

Coincidence :) The real story: when my (now...

Coincidence :)

The real story: when my (now 19 year old) stepdaughter was 2, she wanted a white kitty for her birthday, but mispronounced it as wipe kitty. We got our own wipekitty a few years...
09-16-17, 07:33 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

Those fires must be incredible - we've been...

Those fires must be incredible - we've been having hazy smoky red sunsets lately (on the WI/MN border), and I believe there may have been some air alerts over here as well.
09-16-17, 07:32 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

Nice long recreational ride with some friends...

Nice long recreational ride with some friends today - hit 105 miles by 2PM. :rolleyes:

But wait: there's no toilet paper or cat litter or coffee! I did a much shorter (9.7 mile) run with the...
09-06-17, 10:06 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

I rode two different bikes today! First, a...

I rode two different bikes today! First, a commute to work, with a stop for a few groceries on the way home. I have a new co-worker who is new to town and also rides for transportation and...
09-04-17, 12:18 AM
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Posted By wipekitty

The benefit of going to the office on the...

The benefit of going to the office on the weekend: the 9-5ers are not in, so I can take my bike in the building AND avoid a line at the copy machine!
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07-19-17, 01:00 AM
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Posted By wipekitty

Bike to the pharmacy...for Icy Hot! I had a long...

Bike to the pharmacy...for Icy Hot! I had a long road ride over the weekend, took a spill, and now my body is a hot mess. It felt really good to ride just a few miles and stretch things out a bit.
01-10-16, 07:45 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

I was at a conference in Washington DC over the...

I was at a conference in Washington DC over the weekend, and got quite a bit of walking in, thanks in part to staying at a much cheaper hotel about a mile from the conference hotel. (My employer -...
01-07-16, 11:59 AM
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Posted By wipekitty

wipekitty's airport adventure, Winter edition,...

wipekitty's airport adventure, Winter edition, complete with super-secret bicycle parking! 6.5 miles in the snow is still faster than local cab service. And free. And way more exciting.

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12-29-14, 11:35 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

Walking day today! I went to the bank, then to...

Walking day today! I went to the bank, then to the coffee shop to work on some research projects. It was nice and sunny and COLD, just how I like it.

The beginning of a gnarly sinus infection has...
12-13-14, 03:13 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

Rode to pick up soda pop, then to work. My...

Rode to pick up soda pop, then to work.

My students are taking a late afternoon Saturday exam, and I wanted to bring them treats because I felt bad. Since it's right around 40F today, I'm just...
11-29-14, 12:39 AM
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Posted By wipekitty

On the day before Thanksgiving, I hauled...

On the day before Thanksgiving, I hauled approximately 100 pounds of groceries across town in the snow. I was somewhat worried about car-free winter grocery shopping, but it really wasn't a big deal....
11-24-14, 08:01 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

The winter wonderland returns! I went to work,...

The winter wonderland returns! I went to work, rode around the snowy marsh trail, and picked up some holiday lights (by bike). I also walked to a doctor appointment and the bank. Finally, I got the...
10-11-14, 01:26 AM
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Posted By wipekitty

Too much work this week...I am sad to be missing...

Too much work this week...I am sad to be missing the great fall rides, as the weather is perfect and the colors are in full swing. I rode to work, and a work event, and the grocery store.

If I...
10-07-14, 07:27 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

Sick. :( Rode to work and back and stopped off to...

Sick. :( Rode to work and back and stopped off to get food, but everyone at my house feels too gross to cook. Hopefully it will pass by the weekend, because the weather is gorgeous for riding!
09-26-14, 10:39 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

Today I went to Menards and picked up 45 pounds...

Today I went to Menards and picked up 45 pounds of dirt, a large bag of mulch, some garden tools, and a large plastic tote. I have a large rosemary bush that will need to come inside for the winter,...
09-12-14, 12:05 AM
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Posted By wipekitty

Nothing very exciting this week - just riding to...

Nothing very exciting this week - just riding to work and back, and now two trips across town to the grocery store.

Tonight, I broke all the rules - riding at night, hauling stuff at night, etc....
09-06-14, 02:04 AM
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Posted By wipekitty

My only purpose at work today was a couple of...

My only purpose at work today was a couple of meetings conveniently spaced three hours apart, so I took advantage of the time in between to get out and do some bike stuff. It was a great day for it:...
09-03-14, 10:49 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

I'm back to work-at-work and not just...

I'm back to work-at-work and not just work-at-home, so there has been some commuting! For better or worse, my commute is pretty short, so I've felt the need to supplement my riding.

After work...
08-27-14, 12:52 AM
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Posted By wipekitty

Most interesting ride of the past few days: Night...

Most interesting ride of the past few days: Night Ride to return the (unused) room air conditioner I bought last week and then purchase a boatload of diet Coke to fuel my partner's addiction. Living...
08-25-14, 12:18 AM
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Posted By wipekitty

Last night: Night Ride with the trailer, for the...

Last night: Night Ride with the trailer, for the bi-monthly big grocery trip. (No creepy marsh this time.)

Today: I was dying for a longer ride, as it's been warmer than I like and I don't do...
08-22-14, 10:37 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

I rode to the doctor this morning. I usually walk...

I rode to the doctor this morning. I usually walk - but it was early, it's a 3-5 minute ride vs. a 15-20 minute walk, and I really am that lazy.

I was itching to try out my new setup, but it...
08-19-14, 10:42 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

I put in about 44 miles today. First, I decided...

I put in about 44 miles today. First, I decided to go for a nice 35 mile recreational ride with a stop for a couple of grocery items at the end. I wanted to get in a nice ride before the heatwave...
08-12-14, 05:18 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

Today I needed to go ride up a big hill and get...

Today I needed to go ride up a big hill and get some food, so I took the long way to the co-op. (The co-op is a half mile away, and I usually walk. The big hill added 13 miles to the ride and...
08-11-14, 12:25 AM
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Posted By wipekitty

Yesterday, I did a three-stop errand run with the...

Yesterday, I did a three-stop errand run with the trailer. I wanted more of a workout, so I bought the heavy stuff first and then carted it all around town.

Today, I went on a 35 mile...
08-08-14, 06:50 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

Yeah, no. THIS is a single serving: ...

Yeah, no.

THIS is a single serving:
http://cc.bongo.cc/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Blue-Moon.png
OK, maybe two servings...
08-06-14, 10:11 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

I'd say we have medium rain. There's occasional...

I'd say we have medium rain. There's occasional storm systems that dump an inch or two in a day, but it's nothing compared to the PNW or southeastern US. We get a lot of sunshine here - it's much...
08-06-14, 12:13 AM
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Posted By wipekitty

I've been doing a lot of riding in the past...

I've been doing a lot of riding in the past couple of weeks, thanks to decent weather and a lighter work schedule!

Today's ride was kind of a milestone - my first 40+ mile ride in a long time,...
07-21-14, 11:22 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

I took a fun walk today around downtown and the...

I took a fun walk today around downtown and the Mississippi River. The annual mayfly hatch happened last night, so pretty much everything near the river was smelly and covered with piles and piles of...
06-23-14, 08:21 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

IMO, half of getting up a hill is psychological....

IMO, half of getting up a hill is psychological. There's no shame in walking - you'll conquer that hill soon! :thumb:
06-23-14, 08:14 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

That would be too easy :) The workshop I'm...

That would be too easy :) The workshop I'm attending involves reading things in my favorite dead language, and it's much easier for us to work with physical copies of texts and handouts. (That, and...
06-22-14, 09:05 PM
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Posted By wipekitty

I rode to the airport (again - I'm addicted now.)...

I rode to the airport (again - I'm addicted now.) My favorite bike riding TSA agent wasn't working, so sadly, no bike chat.

The challenge this time was that I needed to bring a bunch of books and...
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