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Forum: Commuting
02-24-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 5,612
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 901: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 901:

26F this morning, but no wind so the temp was pretty comfortable.

It got into the 40s both days this weekend. As a result, the snow pack started to...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 5,612
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive work bicycle commute number 899: ...

Consecutive work bicycle commute number 899:

-3F this morning. I thought about taking the bus for part of the commute, but then decided to just suck it up and ride the whole way. Plus, taking the...
Forum: Commuting
02-19-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 5,612
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 898: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 898:

7F this morning with a light cross wind. I seemed to be pedaling extra slow, for some reason. I think my average speed on the way in was just less than...
Forum: Commuting
02-17-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 5,612
Posted By Tundra_Man

Yeah, the saddle on the old winter bike is in...

Yeah, the saddle on the old winter bike is in pretty rough shape. Unfortunately most of the rest of the bike is in about the same condition. Our winters here really tear up bikes in a hurry.
Forum: Commuting
02-17-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 5,612
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 896: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 896:

Yesterday my sciatic nerve flared up, shooting pain down my left leg. Every couple of years that thing will act up for a few days. I'm not really sure...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 5,612
Posted By Tundra_Man

Set it at -20F and they'd have no revenue for...

Set it at -20F and they'd have no revenue for about half of our winter. lol

Our current mayor was the one who implemented this policy, a decision which seems to have a lot of positive reaction...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 5,612
Posted By Tundra_Man

Given the way the bus racks are currently...

Given the way the bus racks are currently designed, I'm not sure they could easily modify them to work with both fat tires and regular bikes. The bottom part of the rack where the tires slide...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 5,612
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 894: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 894:

-14F this morning with a -35F wind chill. For the safety of pedestrians, our current mayor waives bus fees when the wind chill goes below -30F so...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 5,612
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 893: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 893:

29F this morning with a light cross wind. Pretty easy ride to work.

GoPro was being finicky and didn't want to start recording so I had to monkey...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 5,612
Posted By Tundra_Man

Darth Lefty Yes, chest strap. I thought about...

Darth Lefty Yes, chest strap. I thought about using a helmet mount, but I've already got my backup headlight up there. Also I thought about how much time I spend moving my head around (looking at my...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 5,612
Posted By Tundra_Man

So I uploaded the footage from this morning's...

So I uploaded the footage from this morning's milestone commute. I did it in 4 separate videos. Kind of fun to see things from the GoPro's point of view. I averaged about 2 mph faster than normal,...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 5,612
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 891: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 891:

Milestone day! Today marks the 4th anniversary since the last time I drove to work. I stopped and took a picture just to commemorate the event.
...
Forum: Commuting
02-07-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 5,612
Posted By Tundra_Man

I think right now I'm running Nokian 106s. I used...

I think right now I'm running Nokian 106s. I used to run Nokian 240s and those were admittedly better on ice. They had a ton of resistance on dry pavement though, so when they wore out I decided to...
Forum: Commuting
02-07-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 5,612
Posted By Tundra_Man

We had a pretty good ice storm two days after...

We had a pretty good ice storm two days after Christmas, then a big wet snow on top of it. The bottom couple inches froze solid and while they were able to plow off the top layer, the frozen stuff at...
Forum: Commuting
02-07-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 5,612
Posted By Tundra_Man

I've got studded tires on my other winter bike....

I've got studded tires on my other winter bike. They work pretty well for smoother ice, but when it gets really rutted like this I don't notice much difference between them and the 5" wide fat tires...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 5,612
Posted By Tundra_Man

I could put that right next to the "Activate...

I could put that right next to the "Activate Common Sense" button. :lol:
Forum: Commuting
02-06-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 5,612
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 889: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 889:

Nothing too eventful today. 18F with a 10 mph tailwind on the way to work.

Stopped and took a picture of the rutted ice. It seems to be getting...
Forum: Commuting
02-03-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 5,612
Posted By Tundra_Man

Dang, RidingMatthew. That's some impressive...

Dang, RidingMatthew. That's some impressive destruction.
Forum: Commuting
02-03-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 5,612
Posted By Tundra_Man

Came in this morning and had them issue me a new...

Came in this morning and had them issue me a new card. Apparently since they went to their new system a couple years ago the wires embedded in the badges are fragile and frequently break. They said...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 5,612
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 885: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 885:

33F this morning, which continues our trend of unseasonably warm weather this winter. This is the 2nd January morning above freezing, which is crazy....
Forum: Commuting
01-30-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 143,488
Posted By Tundra_Man

MAC brand. That's not a cheapy. Good find.

MAC brand. That's not a cheapy. Good find.
Forum: Commuting
01-28-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 5,612
Posted By Tundra_Man

I work for a software engineering consulting...

I work for a software engineering consulting firm. Because we do so much work at client locations away from our home office, poaching is a big issue for us. Our contracts with clients have very...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 5,612
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: 251
Views: 5,612
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: 251
Views: 5,612
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: 251
Views: 5,612
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: 251
Views: 5,612
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: 251
Views: 5,612
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: 251
Views: 5,612
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: 251
Views: 5,612
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: 251
Views: 5,612
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: 251
Views: 5,612
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: 68,047
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: 68,047
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: 68,047
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: 68,047
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: 68,047
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: 68,047
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: 68,047
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: 1,291
Views: 143,488
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: 68,047
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: 68,047
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: 68,047
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: 68,047
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: 1,291
Views: 143,488
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: 68,047
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: 68,047
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: 68,047
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: 68,047
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: 68,047
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...
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