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Forum: Commuting
08-03-20, 04:01 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

It is Monday and I am back at the work week...

It is Monday and I am back at the work week again. It was a very nice commute in with the temp at 74 degrees this am. I dropped my car off at the auto shop for an oil change so my mileage this am was...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-20, 04:02 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

Great pictures, and wonderful scenery for riding.

Great pictures, and wonderful scenery for riding.
Forum: Commuting
07-30-20, 04:24 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

Another good ride to work this am with the temp...

Another good ride to work this am with the temp at 73 f degrees and mostly cloudy skies.

I stopped at the lbs last evening to have the brake pad changed and all they did was adjust the barrel so...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-20, 04:05 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

Today the weather was very nice with the temp at...

Today the weather was very nice with the temp at 64 f degrees and no humidity. It was a pleasant uneventful ride. I did see a deer in a back yard.

My ride home today should include stopping by my...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

Can it possibly be Monday already? Well it was a...

Can it possibly be Monday already? Well it was a beautiful ride in to work today with the temp at 70 f degrees with somewhat dark skies as the sun no longer rises before five am. Other than that...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,287
Posted By essiemyra

bookkeeper

bookkeeper
Forum: Commuting
07-24-20, 04:04 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

Yay for Friday!! It was a pleasant commute to...

Yay for Friday!! It was a pleasant commute to work with almost no clouds and no fog. Which had been predicted for this am. The temp was a nice 68 f degrees. It is a day made for riding. Hopefully I...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-20, 04:02 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

I am glad to see you healed well enough to cycle...

I am glad to see you healed well enough to cycle again. Stay healthy

This morning's commute was a pleasant ride with the temp at 70 f and mostly cloudy skies.
Forum: Commuting
07-21-20, 05:00 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

Another great ride in to work today as there was...

Another great ride in to work today as there was no humidity and the temp was cool.

Last night on my way home it was hot and humid, but I decided instead of going straight home I would do the...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-20, 04:00 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

A very pleasant morning ride today. It is a bit...

A very pleasant morning ride today. It is a bit humid with some light clouds and I forgot to check the temp anywhere. A great way to start the new week!
Forum: Commuting
07-16-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

A very nice morning for riding, blue skies no...

A very nice morning for riding, blue skies no clouds and the temp was 58 f degrees this am. What a pleasant ride. So this baby bunny crossing the street way ahead of me, stops at the middle of the...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-20, 04:41 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

I took a route home last evening that takes me...

I took a route home last evening that takes me off the main road and extends the ride by 2 miles. When I got 1/4 mile from my house the thunder started as did the very light rain. I made it home and...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,838
Posted By essiemyra

I have the knowledge on how to change a flat and...

I have the knowledge on how to change a flat and also the tube. What I lack is faith in my skills. I have changed flats and then brought them to a bike store to have them double check. I do not...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

I am so over the weathermen. I took the...

I am so over the weathermen.

I took the direct route home last evening due to the black cloud that was out over my work and it followed me home. Which is weird because my ride home is east to...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

It was a pleasant ride to work today with the...

It was a pleasant ride to work today with the temp at 72f degrees and some humidity. The ride home has the potential for bad storms so the weather may determine my route home. Anyway due to starting...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-20, 04:27 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

Seems we are stuck in the clouds, also there was...

Seems we are stuck in the clouds, also there was a fine mist, but I did not let that stop me this am. It was a pleasant uneventful commute.
Forum: Commuting
06-26-20, 04:07 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

If you say so, but I guess at least your on the...

If you say so, but I guess at least your on the bike riding! so all is good.

It was a pleasant uneventful commute in this morning with the temp at 60f degrees and the best part is it is Friday!
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Forum: Commuting
06-25-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

It was a pleasant ride in this am, the temp was...

It was a pleasant ride in this am, the temp was 58f degrees. I was so busy at work this am, I forgot to check in till lunch time.
Forum: Commuting
06-23-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

The ride this morning was pleasant with plenty of...

The ride this morning was pleasant with plenty of fog around. I did not look at the temp but it was not uncomfortable either way. There was a yellow cat sitting in the middle of the road but he was...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

I was pleasantly surprised on my commute this am....

I was pleasantly surprised on my commute this am. The young boy who rides past me going in the other direction spoke to me this am. He said the sky is beautiful this morning. I agreed with him and...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

It was another pleasant commute this am with the...

It was another pleasant commute this am with the temp at 51 f degrees. Not to much going on except the bunnies who run away as if I not the cars will hurt them.
Forum: Commuting
06-17-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By essiemyra

Congratulations! Are you planning on doing more?...

Congratulations! Are you planning on doing more? If so enjoy the ride!
Forum: Commuting
06-16-20, 04:37 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

Peony's are my most favorite flower. So glad the...

Peony's are my most favorite flower. So glad the lawn man did not cut it down with his weed wacker. My husband did that one year to a small peony plant. We moved before we ever saw if it got flowers....
Forum: Commuting
06-15-20, 04:43 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

Another nice commute this am with the temp at 55...

Another nice commute this am with the temp at 55 f degrees, and I saw a flower garden where the peony's are in full bloom. The peony's are at the town community gardens grounds and not on someone's...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-20, 04:40 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

It appears that I am the only from this board in...

It appears that I am the only from this board in the office. Well it was another nice bike commute to work today with pleasant temp at 60 f degrees.
Forum: Commuting
06-09-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

I would have worked longer as I like what I do...

I would have worked longer as I like what I do and I also like the company, but I also want to be able bike more and in better weather(maybe FL or CA in winter).

Another nice commute this am the...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

Well this is my first commute where I have stayed...

Well this is my first commute where I have stayed the whole day at the office since this pandemic started. . It will be a different routine in the am as I will no longer shower in the ladies room...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-20, 04:34 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

This morning's commute had a near hit. The guy in...

This morning's commute had a near hit. The guy in a red small sedan took a left turn directly in front of me. Had I not braked and come to a full stop I would have been hit. Since I had mittens on...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

A very pleasant but chilly temp was 25 f degrees...

A very pleasant but chilly temp was 25 f degrees in this morning with clear dark skies. I had in my head if it was 25 degrees I would ride but if it was 15 degrees I would not. Well it was 25 ...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

A very pleasant commute this am with the temp at...

A very pleasant commute this am with the temp at 47 f degrees and clear skies and the moon not quite full.
Forum: Commuting
03-10-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

Today's commute was pleasant with the temp at 47...

Today's commute was pleasant with the temp at 47 f degrees, and cloudy skies blocking the full moon. My chain came off the front ring this am while riding up a hill cause I changed into an easier...
03-09-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,169
Posted By essiemyra

I am not trying to restore the bike to original....

I am not trying to restore the bike to original. I have upgraded the tires to a brand and model that was recommended to me by the lbs and I love them.
I have also changed the chain and cassette at...
03-09-20, 04:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,169
Posted By essiemyra

I know he has replaced brake rotors as I have...

I know he has replaced brake rotors as I have watched him do them on my vehicles in the past.

I purchased a new wheel and it was put on the bike Sunday afternoon. I was not riding on that wheel...
03-09-20, 04:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,169
Posted By essiemyra

the rear wheel was replaced a few years ago. I do...

the rear wheel was replaced a few years ago. I do not remember why it was done but it was replaced.
Forum: Commuting
03-09-20, 04:24 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

A very nice commute in this am with the temp at...

A very nice commute in this am with the temp at 41 f degrees and dark cloudy skies. The ride home this afternoon with longer daylight should be great as I plan to take an extended ride home.
03-08-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,169
Posted By essiemyra

thank-you sweeks, and jeffwillis, for the...

thank-you sweeks, and jeffwillis, for the information about rim wear. I was thinking that it was a true thing but when I mentioned it to my mechanic brother he thought that it was not an issue I...
03-07-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,169
Posted By essiemyra

3 alarmer, thank-you for answering my question. I...

3 alarmer, thank-you for answering my question. I am not really looking for diagnosis just if those are real valid issues. If they were I will have them fixed. But when I told a car mechanic that I...
03-07-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,169
Posted By essiemyra

2 questions about bike maintainence

Hi,

My bike is an entry level specialized vita that is 9 years old. I typically ride about 2000 to 2500 miles a year between commuting to work and joy riding and local touring weekends.

I...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

It was a very pleasant commute in this am with...

It was a very pleasant commute in this am with the temp at 37 f degrees and the light hitting the horizon about two miles out from work. What a pretty sight!
Forum: Commuting
03-03-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,690
Posted By essiemyra

I have ridden in winds gusting to 25 mph but...

I have ridden in winds gusting to 25 mph but tomorrow in my area they are predicting winds gusts up to 45 mph. I can do the 20 to 25 but I am rethinking the ride tomorrow the weather is otherwise the...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

The second day of meteorological spring and I was...

The second day of meteorological spring and I was able to ride to work today. The temp was a cool 26 f degrees with little wind so it was a pleasant ride.
Forum: Commuting
02-25-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

The temp was a warm 38 f degrees this am with...

The temp was a warm 38 f degrees this am with dark skies but still a very pleasant commute to work. I smelled a skunk somewhere along the ride but never saw the creature, pure stroke of luck!
Forum: Commuting
02-24-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

A very nice commute to work this am. It was a...

A very nice commute to work this am. It was a little chilly with the temp at 28 f degrees but little wind. It always feels better to ride!
Forum: Commuting
02-17-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

I was on vacation in sunny Florida last week...

I was on vacation in sunny Florida last week where I got to ride every day though no commutes to work. But I did do any and everything by bike. It was great!

Now back to reality and I was able to...
Forum: Commuting
01-28-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,673
Posted By essiemyra

Car-free is not an option as I live NH and the...

Car-free is not an option as I live NH and the icy roads or low temps makes commuting not an option at times. I also have an older husband who has a heart condition, and a granddaughter(and other...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

The commute today was pleasant and unexpected....

The commute today was pleasant and unexpected. The temp was 36 f degrees with dark skies and barely any breeze. Later today should be in the 40's with sun.


I thought due to having a hair cut...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

A very nice commute with the temp at 33 f degrees...

A very nice commute with the temp at 33 f degrees and dark skies. No winds to speak of which was great because the last two days have been windy with gusts greater than 20 mph. Also dry roads.
Forum: Commuting
01-09-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,789
Posted By essiemyra

agreed

agreed
Forum: Commuting
01-07-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,415
Posted By essiemyra

My first commute of 2020 but not my first ride. ...

My first commute of 2020 but not my first ride. It was a very nice ride in this morning with the temp at 34 f degrees and dark skies, no wind.
Forum: Commuting
11-26-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 74,609
Posted By essiemyra

The commute this am was pleasant with the temp at...

The commute this am was pleasant with the temp at 33 f degrees and darkness all around.
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