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Forum: Commuting
09-17-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

A good 15 miles this morning. Nice out at 66F. ...

A good 15 miles this morning. Nice out at 66F.

This week is 3 years since I bought my current bike (Cannondale Synapse). I have ridden 16,500 miles on it since then. It is holding up well so far...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

I could see the moon when I left at 7am still...

I could see the moon when I left at 7am still looking almost full. We could not see it on Friday the 13th due to clouds.

A bit cooler this morning. Weather forecast shows 2 more days of hot (90s)...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 773
Views: 30,137
Posted By mgw4jc

augustgarage (CA) __________ 6398.4 (7180.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 6398.4 (7180.8 total) [135/147]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 5707 (6125 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4303 (7240 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

Still plenty warm and humid this morning. I left...

Still plenty warm and humid this morning. I left a little early and got in 15 miles. The MUP near my office had quite a bit of debris after some storms last night. With fall taking over, there were a...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

Crazy tree damage Tundra_Man. Glad to hear you...

Crazy tree damage Tundra_Man. Glad to hear you escaped safely.

Decent morning for a ride. It's quite warm for September, but at least the days are a bit shorter so it isn't hot until a bit later...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

I drove yesterday because I favored sleep over...

I drove yesterday because I favored sleep over getting up early enough to ride in. Pure laziness!

Plenty warm these days. August weather has worn out it's welcome. Good ride in though.
Forum: Commuting
09-09-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

I was off work last Friday as I joined a team of...

I was off work last Friday as I joined a team of 11 other runners for the Blue Ridge Relay. Quite a logistical challenge too as about 175 teams of 12 or so people each drop off their runner and then...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 773
Views: 30,137
Posted By mgw4jc

augustgarage (CA) __________ 6398.4 (7180.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 6398.4 (7180.8 total) [135/147]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 5499 (5902 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4303 (7240 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

Decent ride in. Overcast with light winds - very...

Decent ride in. Overcast with light winds - very edges of Dorian I suspect. We are not supposed have much more than some winds from this I hear. The situation in the Bahamas is insane though....
Forum: Commuting
09-04-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

Welcome to NC! You should find the winter and...

Welcome to NC! You should find the winter and spring quite commuter friendly, especially if you're used to Wisconsin. We are past the worst of the hot days, but yes, still warm. Another week or two...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

Tundra_Man - nice, peaceful looking spot to take...

Tundra_Man - nice, peaceful looking spot to take a break. Scary, sad situation about your in-laws. So sorry for your loss.
Forum: Commuting
09-03-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

Nice ride in after a 3 day weekend. And I only...

Nice ride in after a 3 day weekend. And I only have a 3 day work week. I'm taking off Friday to participate in the Blue Ridge Relay (running). It starts at Grayson Highlands State Park in Virginia...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 773
Views: 30,137
Posted By mgw4jc

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5 total) [116/128]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 5343 (5700 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 3678
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

Very nice weather again this morning. Almost a...

Very nice weather again this morning. Almost a little cool for short sleeves, but I warmed up and was fine.

Three day weekend just around the corner!
Forum: Commuting
08-29-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

Beautiful morning here too. 63F and clear. I left...

Beautiful morning here too. 63F and clear. I left a little late, but made good time and got to the office in plenty of time.

After I climbed the stairs to the second floor, there was a lady and...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

Overcast again. Wet roads. Comfortable 72F. ...

Overcast again. Wet roads. Comfortable 72F.

In one neighborhood the water tap in a yard had busted or something. Lots of water running down the street to a drain. I went wide into the middle of...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

Ditto - 1F. I like it. Overcast sky and...

Ditto - 1F. I like it.

Overcast sky and sunglasses were almost too dark for the first part of my ride. I turned on my rear blinky, but haven't remounted my headlight yet. Might have to do that...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 773
Views: 30,137
Posted By mgw4jc

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5 total) [116/128]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 5028 (5388 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 3564
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

You could have ridden around, stopping to inspect...

You could have ridden around, stopping to inspect the setup progress, maybe even given some words of encouragement to the workers.

No carnivals for me, and only one squirrel that was attempting to...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,114
Posted By mgw4jc

And as the pedestrian, it's a Catch 22. I would...

And as the pedestrian, it's a Catch 22. I would not dare step into the crosswalk unless I saw the car stopped or definitely stopping safely. To help with this, one small town in my area implemented...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

Drove to work yesterday as I had some kid taxi...

Drove to work yesterday as I had some kid taxi duties immediately after work. Possibly going to be an every Wednesday thing. Back to the bike today.

I don't know if they've cleaned up that fallen...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

It rained pretty good from about 3:30 to 5pm...

It rained pretty good from about 3:30 to 5pm yesterday afternoon. It was still raining, but ending when I left work. I rained lightly / sprinkled on me for about the first 2 miles, then stopped....
Forum: Commuting
08-19-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

Back to the Monday. I only rode 2 days last week...

Back to the Monday. I only rode 2 days last week for various family reasons. While I missed riding, it was kind of nice not having to ride in the 90+ degrees and full sun on the way home.

But I...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 773
Views: 30,137
Posted By mgw4jc

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5 total) [116/128]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 4791 (5135 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 3459
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

I stayed at work a little longer last night...

I stayed at work a little longer last night watching a storm cell pass on the radar. After it appeared to have passed, I headed home. Halfway there, it started raining. Nothing heavy, but I did hear...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

Back on the bike after a week plus (off work and...

Back on the bike after a week plus (off work and airport trips for kids). Hot this morning at 76F and 72 dew point. One of my more sweaty rides this summer, but good to get the miles in again.

I...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 773
Views: 30,137
Posted By mgw4jc

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5 total) [116/128]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 4664 (5009 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 3404
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

Good ride in this first day of August. Tomorrow...

Good ride in this first day of August. Tomorrow morning I have an early airport run and won't be driving to work. Then next week I am off and won't be going to work. So my month will have a slow...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

I rode my bike to work for the first time this...

I rode my bike to work for the first time this week. Yay! Comfortable temps.

I was going to leave at 6 and get to work early, but realized it isn't really light outside then and my bike lights...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

Funny story. Seems he would have at least engaged...

Funny story. Seems he would have at least engaged the motor. Three wheels and a motor have to add to the weight of that ride too. Evidently enough to negate the power and aerodynamics. And really the...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

Pretty crazy story subgrade - glad you and the...

Pretty crazy story subgrade - glad you and the bike will be okay.

I did not ride today due to some kid taxi duties and needing to leave work early. We're getting back to warmer temps though after...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 773
Views: 30,137
Posted By mgw4jc

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9 total) [96/108]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 4554 (4818 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 3357
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

Average about 26 per day, but can be between 22...

Average about 26 per day, but can be between 22 and 30.


I took off work yesterday for my wife's birthday. She loves watching Le Tour, so watch we did. Huge climb! Julian Alaphilippe is hanging...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

It was cool going home last night after some...

It was cool going home last night after some afternoon rains. And this morning was down to 62F. Very nice.
Forum: Commuting
07-23-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

Quite humid and sticky out and rain is forecast...

Quite humid and sticky out and rain is forecast for most of the afternoon. I'm hopeful it will mostly break up by 5pm.

A couple of bikers passed me this morning. They seemed to be on some sort of...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 773
Views: 30,137
Posted By mgw4jc

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9 total) [96/108]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 4315 (4578 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 3248
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

Ride in this morning was fine. I left early and...

Ride in this morning was fine. I left early and went to the gym for a bit on the way in. Our weather is still hot and humid, but that's forecast to change tomorrow with rain and a high of only 75F.
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

Definitely a reference. The plane has been on...

Definitely a reference. The plane has been on display here at (or near) the Charlotte airport, it's original destination. Recent local news said the display will end and it will go to storage. Good...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

noglider - very cool sunset picture. And that...

noglider - very cool sunset picture. And that river looks big enough to land a plane on!

We had a couple of short downpours yesterday afternoon. One was right as I was leaving, so I waited a few....
Forum: Commuting
07-18-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

Got a break from the heat on yesterday's ride...

Got a break from the heat on yesterday's ride home. It was still 93F, but it clouded up and a breeze was going to make it feel much better.

Left a little later than normal this morning, but made...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

Looks like there is a trend of posting pictures....

Looks like there is a trend of posting pictures. I thought about taking one of the dead worm that somehow got kicked up and was dangling on the quick release lever of my front wheel. But it was a...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

Encountered a section of closed road in one...

Encountered a section of closed road in one neighborhood going home yesterday. All the way across and for maybe 15 feet the asphalt was all torn up to the dirt underneath. I didn't noticed any...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

Yes I am serious. And don't call me Shirley. ...

Yes I am serious. And don't call me Shirley.

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Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

Looking at highs in the mid 90s all week. Yippee!...

Looking at highs in the mid 90s all week. Yippee!

Nice ride this morning though. About 14.5 miles total. I'm seeing more riders out and about. Some road bikes, some hybrids, some mountain.
...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 773
Views: 30,137
Posted By mgw4jc

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9 total) [96/108]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 4119 (4382 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 3111
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

Tundra_Man - WOW! Scary for sure! Glad you are...

Tundra_Man - WOW! Scary for sure! Glad you are mostly alright.

Friday finally. Seems like it has been a long week, perhaps because last week had a holiday to break it up.

Got an email that said...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

Same pickup truck guy that yelled at me on...

Same pickup truck guy that yelled at me on Monday's ride home again leaned out the passenger window to say, "Get off the road, dumb a$$!" I didn't respond, but would have to liked to offer, "I'm not...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

It was just under 80 and overcast for my ride...

It was just under 80 and overcast for my ride home yesterday. Not bad at all. Still humid, but comfortable.

I think my back wheel may be slightly out of true. I get minor brake rub on it, but only...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

A warm, overcast morning, but with some breezes...

A warm, overcast morning, but with some breezes to help out. High is only supposed to be 85 as opposed to the 90s. That would be a nice change as the rides home have been quite hot with the sun...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,189
Posted By mgw4jc

Just like this thread, my morning commute was...

Just like this thread, my morning commute was sticky. Pretty warm and humid these days.

Having a line of bushes taller than your car all the way down your driveway is a bad idea. How can you hope...
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