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Forum: Commuting
07-17-19, 06:44 AM
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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: 1,284
Views: 34,105
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: 1,284
Views: 34,105
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: 1,284
Views: 34,105
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: 1,284
Views: 34,105
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: 1,284
Views: 34,105
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: 1,284
Views: 34,105
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: 1,284
Views: 34,105
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: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

Wet. Today's commute was very wet.

Wet. Today's commute was very wet.
Forum: Commuting
06-27-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 756: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 756:

Installed a new seat and did some work on the bottom bracket of my road bike last night. Was looking forward to the 21 mile ride today to try out the...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

Hello boys and girls. It's time for the week nine...

Hello boys and girls. It's time for the week nine fun-filled edition of the Tundra_Man Heart Surgery Newsletter. I hope everyone purchased their secret decoder ring to unlock the special message...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 754:...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 754: absolutely gorgeous morning out there today. 63F, sunny and a light breeze. I wasn't the only person who noticed, as the MUP was packed. Not a bad day on...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 104,235
Posted By Tundra_Man

I used to have a commute that would take me right...

I used to have a commute that would take me right by the place where they wash out the trucks after delivering livestock to the stockyards. I knew that wasn't mud I was riding through.
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

Alarm went off at 5:30. I didn't want to get out...

Alarm went off at 5:30. I didn't want to get out of bed, but forced myself because I need to be a good boy and get my walking in before I leave for work. Upon checking the weather it looked like...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

It's time for another edition of the Tundra_Man...

It's time for another edition of the Tundra_Man Heart Surgery newsletter. Yes, this is what you punitively receive because you didn't forward that chain e-mail to 10 of your closest friends. Had you...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

Was riding across town to a client and took the...

Was riding across town to a client and took the MUP. I got behind a guy who was riding really slow, but there was a jogger and a narrow bridge coming up so I just held back for 1/4 mile until I went...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

Well thank you for that earworm. :bang: :)

Well thank you for that earworm. :bang:

:)
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

I didn't think there would be a week seven...

I didn't think there would be a week seven edition to the Tundra_Man Heart Surgery newsletter, but here it is. I really figured that once I had all restrictions lifted and I returned to work that...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

This particular stretch is a mile through an...

This particular stretch is a mile through an industrial area on the edge of the city that is just beginning to get developed. Lots of development plans for the area so I'm guessing within five years...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

Got up early and walked three miles, then got on...

Got up early and walked three miles, then got on the bike and rode to work. Today will be the furthest I've ridden since my surgery, with the client schedule requiring me to ride about 21 miles...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

Back to work after my six week heart surgery...

Back to work after my six week heart surgery vacation. I've recovered surprisingly quickly and as a result I was able to ride my bike to work this morning, which means my consecutive bicycle...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

Oh man, I am so sorry to hear this. Hope you heal...

Oh man, I am so sorry to hear this. Hope you heal fast!
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

The nurses that run my cardiac rehab class aren't...

The nurses that run my cardiac rehab class aren't amused when I refer to the water bottle holder on the treadmill as the french fry holder.
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

And here we go with another edition of the...

And here we go with another edition of the Tundra_Man heart surgery newsletter. If you no longer wish to see these updates, simply click on the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of this message....
Forum: Commuting
05-29-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

Welcome back to the week five edition of the...

Welcome back to the week five edition of the Tundra_Man heart surgery newsletter. I'm hoping this week's episode is a little shorter, as I continue my recovery and slowly return back to normal life,...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

That was my first thought as well. It sure looks...

That was my first thought as well. It sure looks small!
Forum: Commuting
05-22-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

Here we go with the week 4 edition of the...

Here we go with the week 4 edition of the Tundra_Man heart surgery newsletter. This week's events brought the first little setback since I had my aortic valve replaced 28 days ago.

I've been...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

Welcome to this week's episode of the Tundra Man...

Welcome to this week's episode of the Tundra Man heart surgery newsletter. So here we are at three weeks after my open heart valve replacement surgery. It's crazy how fast it has gone. Between my...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

I figured I'd send out an update letting those...

I figured I'd send out an update letting those who were curious know where I'm at on the two week anniversary of my surgery date. If you're not curious, well you're getting the update too. :)
...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

So far, I haven't noticed any improvement. In...

So far, I haven't noticed any improvement. In fact, right now during the recovery phase I'm losing my breath a lot faster than I used to. Perhaps once I'm completely healed I'll feel a difference,...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

Well, I'm back. Sorta. I took a week long hiatus...

Well, I'm back. Sorta. I took a week long hiatus from the internet after my surgery to try and focus more on my recovery. But here's part of the story for anyone interested:

Wednesday morning of...
Forum: Commuting
04-23-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

Well, my consecutive work commute streak most...

Well, my consecutive work commute streak most likely comes to an end after today. I've ridden to work seven hundred forty two times in a row without driving. The last time I drove to work was Feb...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive commute number 741: Steady rain,...

Consecutive commute number 741:

Steady rain, 45F and a strong headwind. But the MUP was back open, so that made my route a little shorter and much less hectic than the route I've ridden for the...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

Rain this morning, which wasn't in the forecast....

Rain this morning, which wasn't in the forecast. I was originally planning on either riding my fixie or my road bike today as my normal "rain" bike is now down waiting for a replacement crank arm to...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

I just ordered a new crankset. This bike doesn't...

I just ordered a new crankset. This bike doesn't have anything fancy, so both sides of the crank were $30. I bought the exact same model the bike currently has on it, so I'll set the new drive side...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

This morning's weather was threatening, but never...

This morning's weather was threatening, but never actually did anything before I arrived at work. 51F with a moderate wind. There was thunder and lightning but outside of a few sprinkles I didn't get...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

Yesterday I took the MUP for the first time in a...

Yesterday I took the MUP for the first time in a month since the flood. The river is still above flood stage, but had finally lowered enough that over the weekend they opened up the parks along my...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

Wind, snow, ice, thunder, lightning, rain, hail:...

Wind, snow, ice, thunder, lightning, rain, hail: we've had it all in the last 24 hours. This morning we even got a layer of the dust blown up from Texas turning the snow brown. Thankfully (for me,...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

Today marks four weeks since the last bomb...

Today marks four weeks since the last bomb cyclone hit, and our river is still above flood stage and there are still low areas underwater. We're now getting another bomb cyclone to add additional...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

38F with pea soup fog, but no flat tires this...

38F with pea soup fog, but no flat tires this morning so I'm not complaining one little bit.

Roads were unusually quiet as well. I kept thinking, "Is today a holiday that I forgot about?"
Forum: Commuting
04-04-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

At lunch I went to ride across town to our office...

At lunch I went to ride across town to our office and had my 2nd flat of the day on the same tire. I triple-checked the inside of the tire for any foreign objects, and looked at the rim to see if...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

I've been running a B17 on my hybrid for a while...

I've been running a B17 on my hybrid for a while now, and have about 1300 miles on it. I don't know if it's the most comfortable saddle I've ever owned, but I like it quite a bit. It is on the firm...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

Just as I was getting used to my new route caused...

Just as I was getting used to my new route caused by the flooding, on my way home last night I discovered they completely tore up the main road I would use that took me over the interstate and the...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive commute number 727: Ride to the...

Consecutive commute number 727: Ride to the office for the morning, ride to meet my wife for lunch, ride to a client for the afternoon and then home for a total of about 21 miles.

This morning was...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

Welcome to the forum OGJ! Where are you located...

Welcome to the forum OGJ! Where are you located at?
Forum: Commuting
03-29-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

32F this morning with a light headwind. Been off...

32F this morning with a light headwind. Been off the winter bike for a week now and still marveling at how much easier the hybrid is to ride compared to my heavy beast with studs.

Had a car full...
Forum: Commuting
03-28-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

What also works is chugging a liter of water...

What also works is chugging a liter of water about 20 minutes before I leave. It motivates me to ride at top speed for the 2nd half of my commute.
Forum: Commuting
03-28-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

Our Craigslist market here is quite a bit...

Our Craigslist market here is quite a bit smaller, so no used trikes available. I went to my favorite LBS over lunch yesterday. They had two trikes in stock, one of which was $1600 and the other was...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

I've actually been toying with the idea of...

I've actually been toying with the idea of getting a recumbent trike so I can keep riding during my recovery period (probably got the idea from you.) The doctor already told me that I could use a...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 34,105
Posted By Tundra_Man

Another milestone for the year: I wore shorts...

Another milestone for the year: I wore shorts today.

46F which is the warmest morning we've had by like 10 degrees. It felt absolutely balmy, even with the 15 mph wind. There was a little rain...
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