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Forum: Commuting
07-15-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,419
Posted By pdlamb

Some days things just work out! :) ...

Some days things just work out! :)




Uphill both ways?
Forum: Commuting
07-10-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,419
Posted By pdlamb

Make that seven posters! I'm averaging about...

Make that seven posters!

I'm averaging about one commute per month. Telecommuting is a great way to keep the paychecks coming, but there are things I just can't do at home. Today was different. ...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,419
Posted By pdlamb

Fake commute today. Got up this morning, saw the...

Fake commute today. Got up this morning, saw the temperature, and decided to ride to work. Rode south as usual, made a left instead of a right, went over the ridge (and down it, whee!). Back north...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,419
Posted By pdlamb

essiemyra, I'm enjoying your ride reports. It's...

essiemyra, I'm enjoying your ride reports. It's nice to see someone here is still bike commuting!

One good thing about working from home is that my wife weeded around our peony this year, so the...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,419
Posted By pdlamb

With luck there'll be a vaccine by then, so you'd...

With luck there'll be a vaccine by then, so you'd be safe to continue working. (If we survive that long...)

Or are you just waiting for opportunities to ride your bike more? :)
Forum: Commuting
05-05-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,419
Posted By pdlamb

When/if we go back to work as normal, we'll be...

When/if we go back to work as normal, we'll be required to wear face masks; so they bought us some. Not allowed to go inside the building, so I rode down and back. Wow, what a great ride! Still...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,419
Posted By pdlamb

Got another commute in, woo-hoo! Had to run by...

Got another commute in, woo-hoo! Had to run by the office to pick up more equipment for telework, aka WFH. (Why do we need another acronym for what's been happening on a smaller scale for the last...
Forum: Commuting
04-21-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,419
Posted By pdlamb

Not at all! I've been logging in when I normally...

Not at all! I've been logging in when I normally start my bike ride to work. Get off an hour and a half early (one hour for the ride, another for the post-ride shower) and go for a nice long ride...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,419
Posted By pdlamb

Woo-hoo! I got a commute in! VPN equipment...

Woo-hoo! I got a commute in! VPN equipment needed some specialist TLC, so I loaded up the bike and took it by the office. Clear blue sky, crisp north wind, light traffic in predictable spots, a...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,419
Posted By pdlamb

Well, there's lights that are supposed to be...

Well, there's lights that are supposed to be activated by a loop in the pavement; there are lights that work off TV cameras; there's lights that just run off a timer. Supposedly.

Darn near every...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,419
Posted By pdlamb

Not much motivation to get out today. But...

Not much motivation to get out today.

But Friday was glorious. I'd gone in to pick up a corporate laptop from the social isolation IT setup (there's a laptop over there, here's how to log in to...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,419
Posted By pdlamb

I noted elsewhere that my daily commute now...

I noted elsewhere that my daily commute now involves riding some 20 miles from my garage to my living room office. Return trip is usually by foot. :) I think I've been more productive without MS...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,419
Posted By pdlamb

Strange ride today; so overcast and rainy, but...

Strange ride today; so overcast and rainy, but warm, that it was like early morning April showers. But traffic was so light it was like going in the week between Christmas and New Years (only...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,419
Posted By pdlamb

Got a late start, but it worked out well since...

Got a late start, but it worked out well since the rain had pretty much stopped by the time I got out on the bike.

Had to do a lap of the complex on the bike to find where I parked the car...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,419
Posted By pdlamb

It's amazing how little it takes to make me happy...

It's amazing how little it takes to make me happy while I'm riding a bike. Last night there was a heavy overcast, but it wasn't raining. I took a longer way home (DST, of course!) along a...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,419
Posted By pdlamb

Last week I wimped out (twice) because of rain or...

Last week I wimped out (twice) because of rain or forecast heavy rain.

Last night was a beautiful night to be riding. A few clouds, but clear, not too chilly. Today? Rain. Small droplets, but...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,419
Posted By pdlamb

A bit stiff this morning, so I tried to...

A bit stiff this morning, so I tried to concentrate on constant light spinning. Did it work? I'm still a bit stiff, so …

Thought I'd have a lot of "dark" this morning, but the sun was officially...
Forum: Commuting
03-06-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,419
Posted By pdlamb

Last night was a great ride. Overcast but the...

Last night was a great ride. Overcast but the rain had stopped. I managed to hit most of the green lights for the first 10 miles, so my average was over 15 mph until I hit downtown. Whee!

This...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,419
Posted By pdlamb

Pretty nice ride in, since it wasn't raining,...

Pretty nice ride in, since it wasn't raining, although the overcast was pretty heavy. Radar looks like rain's staying just a wee bit south of us.

Has anybody ever done anything this stupid? I...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,419
Posted By pdlamb

Rain this morning. I started out carefully...

Rain this morning. I started out carefully coasting to a stop where I could locate my foot on the dryer (or at least less standing water) portion of the pavement at stop signs and red lights, then...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,419
Posted By pdlamb

Back in town after a week in cycling paradise...

Back in town after a week in cycling paradise with no bike last week. :(

Yesterday was a light drizzle but upper 40s, today it was clear but right at freezing. (Or as they say up north,...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,419
Posted By pdlamb

I could have ridden yesterday, but making the...

I could have ridden yesterday, but making the early rehearsal would have been tough. I drove the car, met my wife for an early (day early and early evening) supper, and the traffic cleared out...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,419
Posted By pdlamb

Aggravating when the electronics don't work...

Aggravating when the electronics don't work right, but it'd have been a lot worse if the swing was the other way -- dressing for 53F and it's 43 and windy can get painful in the extremities!
Forum: Commuting
02-11-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,419
Posted By pdlamb

Chickened out yesterday and took the car. Today...

Chickened out yesterday and took the car. Today showed that, while the creeks aren't all that high, there's standing water in almost every flat field and yard I passed.

Today I felt brave (and...
Forum: Commuting
02-07-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,419
Posted By pdlamb

I've been known to change my route after winds...

I've been known to change my route after winds like that -- especially since that day a few years back when I climbed and lifted the bike over a blowdown on the MUP, only to find out two days later...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,419
Posted By pdlamb

Look at the bright side, you get free medical...

Look at the bright side, you get free medical coverage for the rest of the year! :)
Forum: Commuting
02-04-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,419
Posted By pdlamb

Wow, a lot happened since this time yesterday. ...

Wow, a lot happened since this time yesterday.

HardyWeinberg, welcome back!

Phil_gretz, ain't those pedal mishaps fun? I lost a pedal body (Speedplay Frog in my case) 25 miles from home a...
Forum: Commuting
02-03-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,419
Posted By pdlamb

One last nice ride today before NOAA (or is it...

One last nice ride today before NOAA (or is it Noah) sends more rain our way. And it was a nice ride in (leaving out the part where I have to work once I get here!). Clear, cool, calm -- I managed...
Forum: Commuting
01-29-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,419
Posted By pdlamb

If they think the water costs less than a service...

If they think the water costs less than a service call to turn the water off, wait until a good freeze cracks the pipes. And heads.

Just enough water falling out of the sky this morning to get me...
Forum: Commuting
01-28-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,419
Posted By pdlamb

After all the warmth and rain this month (except...

After all the warmth and rain this month (except for last week's frigid temperatures), perhaps we're back to average temps -- 30 to 50F? Without the cloud cover, the temperature can swing a bit...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,419
Posted By pdlamb

Lesson Available to be Learned Note I didn't...

Lesson Available to be Learned

Note I didn't indicate I learned it. When the weather report says "light mist" and the radar indicates the rain has moved on through, it's worth taking the time to...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,419
Posted By pdlamb

Or their solution for a squeak or rattle: turn...

Or their solution for a squeak or rattle: turn the radio up!
Forum: Commuting
01-23-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,419
Posted By pdlamb

I was grumpy this morning. Who schedules...

I was grumpy this morning. Who schedules meetings so early that I have to start riding while it's still dark to get there on time? My boss. Started with lid light and rear blinky going. The...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,419
Posted By pdlamb

Clear and cold, again, without the north wind to...

Clear and cold, again, without the north wind to blow me to work I had to pedal and worked up a sweat. In 24F weather. Is that crazy, or what?
Forum: Commuting
01-21-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,419
Posted By pdlamb

davei1980: "Narrow" 43s!?? Went out for a...

davei1980: "Narrow" 43s!??

Went out for a ride yesterday, about 43 snowflakes floated down so nothing serious. It was about the same temp today (22-ish), but a long base layer and short ride...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,419
Posted By pdlamb

Back in the saddle again -- after rainy commutes...

Back in the saddle again -- after rainy commutes in the car the last week, what a relief! A few items of note:

First, they dug up the MUP and replaced the drainage tile since I last tried it. ...
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