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Forum: Commuting
11-21-19, 08:22 AM
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Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 849: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 849:

Cold and windy pretty much sums it up. Temp was 33, and the humidity was very high which made it feel extra chilly. Had a 25 mph head wind, which meant...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

That's awesome. Reminds me of nine years ago...

That's awesome.

Reminds me of nine years ago on Memorial Day when I was out for a run. Suddenly three cop cars converged on me at an intersection. Apparently a gas station had gotten robbed about...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1,755
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Posted By Tundra_Man

A few years ago after suffering through many of...

A few years ago after suffering through many of the same shifting problems I replaced the stock cables on my old winter bike with Jagwire stainless steel cables and lined housing. That put an end to...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 842: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 842:

13F on the way home last night with a -5F head wind. I had to huddle under a blanket for a bit after I got to the house to warm myself up. Definitely...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 841: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 841:

10F this morning with a stiff 15+ mph wind. About 1/2" of snow on the ground and snow falling. It was a full-on winter commute.

I rode the fat bike...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 838: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 838:

7 degrees F. Are you kidding me? It's still early November! And they're talking about colder weather next week. No "slowly adapting to the colder...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 837: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 837:

Ice. Lots and lots of ice. A thin layer completely covered the ground making the roads treacherous. For some reason the city didn't put down...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1,755
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Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 837: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 837:

21F this morning. I think I'm starting to get my winter skin as it didn't feel as cold as the same temps did last week. Saw my first patch of ice of...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1,238
Views: 131,301
Posted By Tundra_Man

Makes me wonder how many people died over the...

Makes me wonder how many people died over the years until we sorted out which mushrooms are safe to eat and which aren't.
Forum: Commuting
11-01-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

Similar situation here. My cycling allowed me to...

Similar situation here. My cycling allowed me to delay my open heart surgery by at least a decade, and allowed me to bounce back in 6 weeks what it takes most patients at least 6 months to...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

I've had that. I think moisture gets into the...

I've had that. I think moisture gets into the cable housing and then freezes, causing the brakes to stick. I've even had it happen mid-ride where I start off fine and after a few miles I no longer...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 835: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 835:

35F this morning. First morning above freezing in a week. I felt like a wild man.

Left the house on the road bike and in the first half mile it...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 834: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 834:

17F this morning. The fall didn't give me much opportunity to slowly acclimate to colder temps, so I definitely could feel it. My fingers were going...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 832: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 832:

23F this morning. The balaclava made its first appearance of the season. Thankfully the wind was just a light breeze.

High temps for this week are...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 829: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 829:

29F and a light wind. That's the 2nd coldest morning we've had so far this fall. Lots of frost on the streets and cars. I don't think we've had a...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

After all these years of commuting, the solution...

After all these years of commuting, the solution to heavy rain on glasses still eludes me. That and goggles icing over below -5F.
Forum: Commuting
10-22-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 827: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 827:

35F with a 25+ mph head wind. I arrived at work safe, but cold.

I originally was scheduled to go to our company office (8 miles) for the morning,...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 820: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 820:

32F, snow flurries, 20 mph headwind with 40 mph gusts, and a fat tired bicycle.

No speed records were harmed in the making of this commute.
Forum: Commuting
10-10-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

One of the criteria I had for my winter bike was...

One of the criteria I had for my winter bike was an aluminum frame. Carbon would probably hold up well too, but I didn't want to pay the premium for it.

All the steel components like chains, rings...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 819: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 819:

51F, rain and a 15 mph headwind. Heading home it's supposed to be 37F with rain, but at least I should have a tail wind.

Spent last night doing...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

I accidentally took an extra blood pressure pill...

I accidentally took an extra blood pressure pill one day last July. I was working on my landscape and, as you said, just felt "off". Was taking a break when it occurred to me what I'd done. Felt...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 815: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 815:

Chilly morning again at 43F, with a 15 mph head wind. After a few colder mornings I noticed I already wasn't as uncomfortable as I was on Tuesday even...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 813: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 813:

Yesterday was sunny, hot and muggy, pushing nearly 90 degrees. Today is the opposite. High today is going to be in the low 50s. Rode through rain and...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 812: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 812:

While the last few mornings were in the 40s, today I woke up to find the temp at 75F with extremely high humidity. In fact, the humidity was so high...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 811: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 811:

Last night on the way home from work I had a school bus do a total jerk move. I was buzzing down a hill moving at a decent pace. Suddenly I hear an...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 810: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 810:

Backing up one 1/2 day, my commute home last night on the new fat bike reinforced my need for a fender solution. I rode through some mud where the...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

Well, I pulled the trigger: last night I bought a...

Well, I pulled the trigger: last night I bought a 2019 Salsa Mukluk. I intend mainly to use it as a winter commuter, but I couldn't resist the urge to ride it to work today.

Being an end-of-year...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive Bicycle Work Commute Number 807: ...

Consecutive Bicycle Work Commute Number 807:

Chilly morning. Temp was 50F, but the humidity was very high causing damp air that made it feel even cooler. My glasses kept fogging over at every...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 805: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 805:

Rode across town to a client location over lunch and made the mistake of stopping by the LBS. They're trying to make me an offer I can't refuse on a...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 801: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 801:

Last spring we had record flooding in our city. With the storms that happened earlier this week that dumped 8"-11" of rain this morning the river rose...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 800....

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 800. That's a nice round number.

Crazy ride today. We had more storms last night, which thankfully didn't include more tornados. It did, however, include...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive work bicycle commute number 799:...

Consecutive work bicycle commute number 799: Tornado Edition

First off, everyone here in Sioux Falls is OK. Thankfully no casualties have been reported. Just a lot of property damage.

The storm...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1,238
Views: 131,301
Posted By Tundra_Man

Just found a pair of scissors laying in the...

Just found a pair of scissors laying in the middle of the left turn lane on a busy road. I left them there because 1) I didn't need a pair of scissors, and 2) I didn't have a quick place to stash...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

Two weeks ago today my wife called me at work...

Two weeks ago today my wife called me at work with some disturbing news: my mother-in-law had collided with a train. She was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle, and died within...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

My grandmother used to have a sign hanging in her...

My grandmother used to have a sign hanging in her kitchen that said, "Why is there never enough time to do it right, but always enough time to do it over?"
Forum: Commuting
08-20-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle commute number 792: Had...

Consecutive bicycle commute number 792:

Had a 21 mile route planned for today so I wanted to take the road bike. Forecast was for sunny skies and no rain. When I opened the garage door and wheeled...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

Got up early to head out for my daily walk/run....

Got up early to head out for my daily walk/run. My teenage son was still awake. I asked him if he wanted to go walking with me and to my surprise he said, "yes" but he didn't want to go my whole...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

Or Tony Little.

Or Tony Little.
Forum: Commuting
08-01-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 780: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 780:

Beautiful morning. I took the road bike the 8 miles to the office and managed to arrive in a hair under 32 minutes. That's pretty fast for an old fat...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

I'm guessing he forgot to pack dress socks with...

I'm guessing he forgot to pack dress socks with his work clothes. Been there.
Forum: Commuting
07-25-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 775: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 775:

Woke up to hear rain hitting the roof. I decided that I didn't feel like getting soaked by going to go out and do my normal 3 mile walk/run, so I set...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 769: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 769:

Got up at 5:30 like usual to go out for my morning walk/run. Was preparing when I looked at the radar and saw a huge storm front moving in. It wasn't...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

If it brings you any reassurance, I hit the...

If it brings you any reassurance, I hit the ground last Friday after bouncing off the front fender of a car, and my sternum survived intact.

So that's one anecdotal data point for you. :)
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 767: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 767:

Went out early for my 3 mile walk/run. Temp was 76F degrees with about 90% humidity. It was so sticky that about two miles in I had to take my...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive work commute number 766: Well,...

Consecutive work commute number 766:

Well, after 13 years of bicycle commuting it finally happened. I got hit by a car.

My good road bike was still on the repair stand waiting for parts, so I...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

I actually thought about you as I went around...

I actually thought about you as I went around every sharp corner! Having a freshly healed sternum is bad enough without adding injuries like yours to the mix.
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

The bottom bracket on my road bike is still...

The bottom bracket on my road bike is still giving me fits so right now it's in a disassembled state. I wasn't really in the mood to ride my hybrid, so I made a bold move and busted out the fixed...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

A few months ago I was asked to be on the city's...

A few months ago I was asked to be on the city's Bicycle Steering Committee. It's a committee that serves merely in an advisory capacity to the city council to give input on decisions that may affect...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive work commute number 763: Steady...

Consecutive work commute number 763:

Steady rain for most of the 8 miles to the office this morning, until I reached the cul-de-sac where our building is located and the skies unleashed. Glad I...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,271
Posted By Tundra_Man

Wet. Today's commute was very wet.

Wet. Today's commute was very wet.
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