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Forum: Commuting
02-14-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,373
Posted By arsprod

OK, that was cold - 2F. Fortunately, the trails...

OK, that was cold - 2F. Fortunately, the trails and streets were clear of snow and ice and the modest wind was going my way. I was comfortable except for the spot between my glasses and face mask -...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,373
Posted By arsprod

Last evening we had a combination of sleet and...

Last evening we had a combination of sleet and rain which then turned to snow. Morning's ride wasn't bad but temps are supposed to drop from 31F this morning to low 20's this afternoon, then low...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,373
Posted By arsprod

29F this morning and starting at 1p we're under a...

29F this morning and starting at 1p we're under a winter weather advisory. Does that mean that this isn't real winter weather?!
Forum: Commuting
02-11-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,373
Posted By arsprod

Ouch, glad you're ok! I had a similar incident...

Ouch, glad you're ok! I had a similar incident just over a year ago - riding through crosswalk (what we call them), driver on one side stopped, driver on the other side drove through. It was in the...
Forum: Commuting
02-07-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,373
Posted By arsprod

I had the same experience with my first set of...

I had the same experience with my first set of studs, Nokian 160's. Someone told me to try Schwalbe Marathon Winters (NOT Schwalbe Winter, Marathon Winter) and the skies opened and the angels sang!...
Forum: Commuting
02-07-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,373
Posted By arsprod

Rutted ice is why I have side-studded tires - we...

Rutted ice is why I have side-studded tires - we get it a lot. 25F this morning, more snow than ice
Forum: Commuting
02-05-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,373
Posted By arsprod

Ice! All the rain yesterday seemed to have flash...

Ice! All the rain yesterday seemed to have flash frozen this morning. No problem for studdly tires. Forecast is for sleet, freezing rain, some snow - all euphemisms for ice. It's still winter
Forum: Commuting
02-04-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,373
Posted By arsprod

Wow, that sucks! A couple years ago I had a...

Wow, that sucks! A couple years ago I had a plastic bag fly into my chain, snap off the derailleur and a couple spokes, break the chain after it wrapped around the wheel. We forget how fast the chain...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,373
Posted By arsprod

Wow, you picked a helluva time of year to start...

Wow, you picked a helluva time of year to start back - good for you! 32F, no snow, no rain, no wind... close enough to perfect short of being 40 degrees warmer
Forum: Commuting
01-24-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,373
Posted By arsprod

True dat

True dat
Forum: Commuting
01-24-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,373
Posted By arsprod

40F and rain, yuck. Temps supposed to drop and...

40F and rain, yuck. Temps supposed to drop and rain snow mix tomorrow, much more fun to ride in!
Forum: Commuting
01-23-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,373
Posted By arsprod

Wait, you knew my father? He used to say that to...

Wait, you knew my father? He used to say that to us all the time... funny guy!?
Forum: Commuting
01-23-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,373
Posted By arsprod

Easy solution, don't stand! Much warmer this...

Easy solution, don't stand! Much warmer this morning at 32F, but the sunshine is gone and rain and snow are on the way.
Forum: Commuting
01-22-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,373
Posted By arsprod

Cool bike! We almost never get slush, turns to...

Cool bike! We almost never get slush, turns to rutted ice so I'll stick with my skinny studly tires on brisk 18F degree mornings like today
Forum: Commuting
01-21-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,373
Posted By arsprod

No work yesterday and glad, temps were barely in...

No work yesterday and glad, temps were barely in double digits, today it's a balmy 25F
Forum: Commuting
01-15-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,373
Posted By arsprod

Same here (except temp was 32F). I don't know if...

Same here (except temp was 32F). I don't know if it's because the temp was right on the edge of freezing but fog seemed heavy and wet. Today's supposed to be our last day of above normal temps... sigh
Forum: Commuting
01-15-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,125
Posted By arsprod

That! There's no bad weather just bad gear.

That! There's no bad weather just bad gear.
Forum: Commuting
01-11-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,125
Posted By arsprod

10 year, 4 season commuter, 59, and my personal...

10 year, 4 season commuter, 59, and my personal rule is I ride unless I need a vehicle. The longer I do this the less I need a vehicle. My commute is 22 miles mostly on MUP's.
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01-09-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 29,842
Posted By arsprod

"on your left!"

"on your left!"
Forum: Commuting
01-08-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,373
Posted By arsprod

LMAO! Unlike our fearless Canadian brethren I...

LMAO! Unlike our fearless Canadian brethren I would NOT be riding in -41F temps!!
Forum: Commuting
01-07-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,373
Posted By arsprod

You California guys should be banned from winter...

You California guys should be banned from winter commuting updates! :notamused: 26F here, but really amazing sunrise
Forum: Commuting
01-02-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,373
Posted By arsprod

Thanks for getting the 2020 thread started! First...

Thanks for getting the 2020 thread started! First commute of the year - 41F, not a bad start!
Forum: Commuting
12-20-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 67,940
Posted By arsprod

A bit warmer this morning at 19F. I noticed the...

A bit warmer this morning at 19F. I noticed the counter that records number of trail users at a downtown intersection was only at 7 this morning. I'm assuming that's because people are starting...
Forum: Commuting
12-19-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 67,940
Posted By arsprod

12F with windchills of -7. Actually not so bad...

12F with windchills of -7. Actually not so bad now that most of the snow and ice are cleared. I'm looking forward to temps over freezing to get rest of it - there's one street in my neighborhood...
Forum: Commuting
12-18-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 67,940
Posted By arsprod

It's finally plowed! Riding on a clear trailway...

It's finally plowed! Riding on a clear trailway is sooooo nice even if it is only 20F
Forum: Commuting
12-17-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 67,940
Posted By arsprod

Day 2 of unplowed trails. Well that's not totally...

Day 2 of unplowed trails. Well that's not totally true - they plowed yesterday afternoon, which created a frozen layer and then it snowed again on top of that. Worse this morning than yesterday.
Forum: Commuting
12-16-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 67,940
Posted By arsprod

About 4" of snow overnight and dpw didn't touch...

About 4" of snow overnight and dpw didn't touch any of the trails. Expecting another 3-5" starting at 2p and an interesting ride home.
12-13-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By arsprod

Ooh that's cool - no, mine doesn't

Ooh that's cool - no, mine doesn't
12-13-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By arsprod

I'm 99% sure the disk is on correctly - arrows...

I'm 99% sure the disk is on correctly - arrows are clear and in the right direction, pedaling backwards doesn't set off the motor. Fingers crossed on the new controller - thanks!
Forum: Commuting
12-13-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 67,940
Posted By arsprod

A bit warmer this morning at 30F and calm winds....

A bit warmer this morning at 30F and calm winds. I have a piece of my commute that takes me into some alleys behind some downtown bars and restaurants. Unfortunately, it seems to be THE place people...
12-12-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By arsprod

I did ask for a new controller and they are...

I did ask for a new controller and they are sending one. Looking for ideas if it's not the controller
12-12-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By arsprod

PAS issues

I recently put an ebikeling waterproof kit on a 29'er. I've not been able to get PAS to work for more than a few seconds - it will start with pedaling then quits. ebikeling replaced the PAS and I get...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 67,940
Posted By arsprod

It's beginning to look a lot like winter, 20F

It's beginning to look a lot like winter, 20F
Forum: Commuting
12-05-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 67,940
Posted By arsprod

The bike gods smote me today and I deserved it. I...

The bike gods smote me today and I deserved it. I recently put an ebike kit on one of my bikes - after nearly a decade of full time winter commuting I'm finally sick of sub 30's temps and snow and...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 67,940
Posted By arsprod

I'm not saying anything about the weather - it's...

I'm not saying anything about the weather - it's so much worse other places! I'll take the cold and no snow
Forum: Commuting
11-27-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 67,940
Posted By arsprod

Yesterday's wind alert turned into today's wind...

Yesterday's wind alert turned into today's wind warning. 50F with steady 25-35mph head/cross winds. I cheated and rode the ebike. I need to time my ride home to catch the mostly southerly winds...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 67,940
Posted By arsprod

37F and pretty calm. We're under a high wind...

37F and pretty calm. We're under a high wind advisory starting today - tomorrow expected winds up to 50mph. I hate wind
Forum: Commuting
11-19-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 67,940
Posted By arsprod

Raining yesterday and the roads and paths are...

Raining yesterday and the roads and paths are still wet. Since the snow and cold temps came so early there are still tons of leaves around including on my bike. It looks like I just raced in a cyclo...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 67,940
Posted By arsprod

What? It's not winter yet?! The weather people...

What? It's not winter yet?! The weather people reported earlier in the week that we'd be having a warmup with unseasonably warm temps. It's 27F this morning. Weather people, you're fired
Forum: Commuting
11-14-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 67,940
Posted By arsprod

Mine's only two, but the longest section managed...

Mine's only two, but the longest section managed by the DPW of Indianapolis has different crews responsible for 2-3 sections. It's maddening! They will clear a section and absolutely stop at their...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 67,940
Posted By arsprod

Warmer, up to 11F! Big difference is headwind...

Warmer, up to 11F! Big difference is headwind today which is good for the ride home - bad for ride in. I bailed after about 5 miles and took the bus.
Forum: Commuting
11-12-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 67,940
Posted By arsprod

Love my Monkey Lites! First ride on studs for me...

Love my Monkey Lites! First ride on studs for me too and I'm pretty sure the earliest I've ever needed them. Along with 9F temps the ride in took 15 minutes longer than usual. I'm seriously...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 67,940
Posted By arsprod

My thoughts exactly this morning and it was a...

My thoughts exactly this morning and it was a whopping 11 degrees warmer (18F). We skipped the 20's and went right to the teens. At least it's sunny, and I remembered to put the pogies on last night....
Forum: Commuting
11-01-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 67,940
Posted By arsprod

Exactly, happened after about 20 minutes. Bizarre!

Exactly, happened after about 20 minutes. Bizarre!
Forum: Commuting
11-01-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 67,940
Posted By arsprod

Apparently now unlucky! Same here - yesterday...

Apparently now unlucky! Same here - yesterday morning was 44F and rain, by 4:00 is was low 30's, snowing, and 20mph winds. This morning 25F but at least the winds have abated and the sun is out. Had...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 67,940
Posted By arsprod

YUCK, 44F and steady rain. Temps are supposed to...

YUCK, 44F and steady rain. Temps are supposed to drop into the mid 30's this afternoon with 20mph winds and possible snow. I'm checking the bus schedule
Forum: Commuting
10-30-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 67,940
Posted By arsprod

45F and misty rain. I dressed for real rain and...

45F and misty rain. I dressed for real rain and think I'll get that going home. I'll also get a nasty headwind. It seemed really dark this morning as in no ambient light at all. Halloween dark?!
Forum: Commuting
10-29-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 67,940
Posted By arsprod

Exactly why I still use Endomondo - it has...

Exactly why I still use Endomondo - it has cycling sport and cycling transport! And congrats on 5k - that's a lotta miles. I think I'm on track to hit my usual 4000 commuting miles for the year......
Forum: Commuting
10-25-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 67,940
Posted By arsprod

No solution here either but something I learned...

No solution here either but something I learned from motorcycle riding was having gloves with some surface that can wipe the lenses. For instance my Gore gloves have terry cloth on the inside of the...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 67,940
Posted By arsprod

I got soaked on the ride home yesterday and...

I got soaked on the ride home yesterday and apparently between the morning's commute and afternoon the rain brought down every single leaf and walnut on every single tree along the trail. Some spots...
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