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Forum: Commuting
01-23-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,701
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 879: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 879:

Another unseasonably warm morning for us at 33F. That's the day's high, however, as temps are supposed to drop throughout the day. We had a full 24...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,701
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 878: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 878:

Unseasonably warm this morning at 33F. There was a pretty stiff headwind as rode out to our company office for the first time in five weeks, which is...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,701
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 877: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 877:

0F this morning with a 20 mph wind. Thankfully the wind was at my back.

The last three days I rode my old winter bike because I was doing split...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,701
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 875: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 875:

17F and snow falling this morning. We're supposed to get 8 inches total. I rode the old winter bike with the skinnier tires because they're also...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,701
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 874: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 874:

Last night on the way home the temp had gotten down to 1F and was falling. The wind was really blowing at 20+ mph, but thankfully I had a tail wind.
...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,701
Posted By Tundra_Man

I just got back from the LBS. A co-worker wound...

I just got back from the LBS. A co-worker wound up hauling me and my bike there rather than making my wife come, and in return I bought him lunch.

Apparently I hit a rut or something big enough to...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,701
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 872: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 872:

15F and windy. I left the house early because I had a doctor's appointment before work. I was about two miles from home and really struggling to...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,701
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 871: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 871:

First day back after taking an unexpected week off work due to Influenza A. Still not feeling great, but feeling good enough I guess. You definitely...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,701
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 869: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 869:

First, let's back up one day which wasn't a commute. My LBS has an annual New Years Day ride, and yesterday was the 31st one they've held. Frequently...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,701
Posted By Tundra_Man

Sorry to hear you're still having heart troubles...

Sorry to hear you're still having heart troubles and complications from the open heart surgery. I am thankful that I recovered from mine quickly and completely. When I hear about others such as you...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 66,360
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive work bicycle commute number 868: ...

Consecutive work bicycle commute number 868:

Today is my final ride of the year. I leave town tomorrow to visit my in-laws in Ohio and I won't be back until the 2nd.

20F this morning with a 10...
Forum: Commuting
12-18-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 66,360
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 866: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 866:

9F this morning with a -3F wind chill. At least the light wind was to my back so I got a little push.

Still riding the fat bike because they didn't...
Forum: Commuting
12-16-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 66,360
Posted By Tundra_Man

It was single digits that morning so I had a...

It was single digits that morning so I had a sweatshirt on under my jacket. So actually it was my sweatshirt that abraded my skin.

Wasn't a fancy sweatshirt either, just an old ratty cotton one.
Forum: Commuting
12-16-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 66,360
Posted By Tundra_Man

It was single digits that morning so I had a...

It was single digits that morning so I had a sweatshirt on under my jacket. So actually it was my sweatshirt that abraded my skin.

Wasn't a fancy sweatshirt either, just an old ratty cotton one.
Forum: Commuting
12-13-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 66,360
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 863: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 863:

Dropped my wife's car off at the shop to have the windshield replaced, and then rode the bike to work from there. The shop was on the west side of the...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 66,360
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive work bicycle commute number 860: ...

Consecutive work bicycle commute number 860:

Cold again this morning with an air temp of 9F and a 21 mph headwind which made for a -11F wind chill. Surprisingly, the MUP had not yet been plowed...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 66,360
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 859: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 859:

My wife left town this last weekend to spend a month with her elderly widowed father and help him out for a while. So I'm manning the fort at home. One...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1,287
Views: 140,793
Posted By Tundra_Man

I got it. It's ok that it was a weak joke,...

I got it. It's ok that it was a weak joke, because I am a weak man. :lol:
Forum: Commuting
12-02-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 66,360
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 854: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 854:

We had about 3" of snow overnight on Sat/Sun, with really high winds that caused plenty of drifting. The city didn't pretreat the roads, or plow...
Forum: Commuting
11-27-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 66,360
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 853: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 853:

The snow storm predicted to start yesterday morning didn't arrive until about 4 PM. As a result, by the time I rode home last night there was only...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 66,360
Posted By Tundra_Man

Why would gettin' gold stink? ;)

Why would gettin' gold stink? ;)
Forum: Commuting
11-26-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 66,360
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 852: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 852:

32F this morning with a 15 mph head wind. I rode the fat bike because we're supposed to get 5"-7" of snow starting this morning, and the winds are...
Forum: Commuting
11-25-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1,287
Views: 140,793
Posted By Tundra_Man

I'm there with you. After more than a decade of...

I'm there with you. After more than a decade of daily commuting I can probably count on one hand the number of things I've found worth keeping.
Forum: Commuting
11-21-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 66,360
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: 1,854
Views: 66,360
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: 1,854
Views: 66,360
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: 1,854
Views: 66,360
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: 1,854
Views: 66,360
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: 1,854
Views: 66,360
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: 1,854
Views: 66,360
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: 1,854
Views: 66,360
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: 1,287
Views: 140,793
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: 1,854
Views: 66,360
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: 1,854
Views: 66,360
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: 1,854
Views: 66,360
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: 1,854
Views: 66,360
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: 1,854
Views: 66,360
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: 1,854
Views: 66,360
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: 1,854
Views: 66,360
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: 1,854
Views: 66,360
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: 1,854
Views: 66,360
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: 1,854
Views: 66,360
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: 1,854
Views: 66,360
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: 1,854
Views: 66,360
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: 1,854
Views: 66,360
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: 1,854
Views: 66,360
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: 1,854
Views: 66,360
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: 1,854
Views: 66,360
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: 1,854
Views: 66,360
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: 1,854
Views: 66,360
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...
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