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Forum: Commuting
10-11-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,195
Views: 124,682
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
Posted By Tundra_Man

Or Tony Little.

Or Tony Little.
Forum: Commuting
08-01-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,195
Views: 124,682
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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: 1,592
Views: 48,395
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!
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