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Forum: Commuting
08-23-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 40,247
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: 1,543
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: 1,409
Views: 40,247
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: 1,409
Views: 40,247
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: 1,409
Views: 40,247
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: 708
Views: 27,123
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: 1,409
Views: 40,247
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: 1,409
Views: 40,247
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: 708
Views: 27,123
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: 1,409
Views: 40,247
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: 1,409
Views: 40,247
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: 1,409
Views: 40,247
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: 1,409
Views: 40,247
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: 708
Views: 27,123
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: 1,409
Views: 40,247
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: 1,409
Views: 40,247
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: 1,409
Views: 40,247
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: 708
Views: 27,123
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: 1,409
Views: 40,247
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: 1,409
Views: 40,247
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: 1,409
Views: 40,247
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: 1,409
Views: 40,247
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: 1,409
Views: 40,247
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: 1,409
Views: 40,247
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: 1,409
Views: 40,247
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: 1,409
Views: 40,247
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: 708
Views: 27,123
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: 1,409
Views: 40,247
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: 1,409
Views: 40,247
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: 1,409
Views: 40,247
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: 1,409
Views: 40,247
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: 1,409
Views: 40,247
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...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 27,123
Posted By mgw4jc

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9 total) [96/108]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 4041 (4304 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 40,247
Posted By mgw4jc

Off yesterday, but back in today. Overcast and...

Off yesterday, but back in today. Overcast and humid, but the high is supposed to be under 90 due to the clouds.

Happy Friday which kind of feels Mondayish.
Forum: Commuting
07-03-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 40,247
Posted By mgw4jc

wphamilton - I've been rolling with the seat post...

wphamilton - I've been rolling with the seat post trunk on a road bike for years. I know it looks a bit Fred, but I'm over that. I definitely prefer it over a backpack. And it comes off super easy if...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 40,247
Posted By mgw4jc

Warm and humid. Saw quite a few walkers and...

Warm and humid. Saw quite a few walkers and joggers.

There was a lady on a bike with a dog beside her on a leash. She may have been trying to train it to walk with her or something. She was going...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 27,123
Posted By mgw4jc

Bizman (PA) ________________ 3790 (4027 total...

Bizman (PA) ________________ 3790 (4027 total miles YTD)
augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8 total) [89/77]
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 2854
Gregf83 (BC) _______________ 2717 (3626...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 40,247
Posted By mgw4jc

Mornings are getting quite warm. 74F with a 70F...

Mornings are getting quite warm. 74F with a 70F dew point. I left later than normal and had to take a couple of my shorter routes.

Mid-year mileage is at 2854. Good for me, but i had hoped to get...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 40,247
Posted By mgw4jc

Wow Tundra_Man - quite the wet ride. I think I...

Wow Tundra_Man - quite the wet ride. I think I would have thrown in the towel on that one.

Decent Friday ride for 15 miles this morning. A couple of other cyclists, runners and dog walkers out in...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 40,247
Posted By mgw4jc

Looks like alphabet soup to me. On the way...

Looks like alphabet soup to me.

On the way home yesterday I got behind a Penske moving truck going through this one neighborhood. For about 1.5 miles I drafted him at 20+ mph. I know the road well...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 40,247
Posted By mgw4jc

Quite nice out this morning with a little lower...

Quite nice out this morning with a little lower dew point than typical summer days. I managed to get out a little early and leisurely rode 15 miles to work. I even stopped at a park for a bathroom...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 40,247
Posted By mgw4jc

Maybe that wasn't an oops and the pump was trying...

Maybe that wasn't an oops and the pump was trying to escape!

Tuesday morning ride was just fine. We got a good bit of rain last night, so I avoided the MUPs that stay wetter and have wood bridges...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 40,247
Posted By mgw4jc

Darth Lefty - at least it was Friday? Gave...

Darth Lefty - at least it was Friday?

Gave the bike a good cleaning last night. It was overdue after a couple of rainy rides the previous couple of weeks. Clean bike, happy bike.

Nice morning...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 27,123
Posted By mgw4jc

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8 total) [89/77]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 3650 (3837 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 2725
Gregf83 (BC) _______________ 2717 (3626...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 40,247
Posted By mgw4jc

Putting on wet clothes is never fun. It isn't so...

Putting on wet clothes is never fun. It isn't so bad once they warm back up to body temp and you get going again.

Finally Friday and a very nice morning. The temp was down only a degree or two,...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 40,247
Posted By mgw4jc

Nice ride in this morning. Overnight lows have...

Nice ride in this morning. Overnight lows have stayed above 70F the past couple of days. Plus the 70 or so dew point makes for a pretty muggy ride. Breezes help. Had a mix of crosswinds and headwinds...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 40,247
Posted By mgw4jc

Heavy rain and thunderstorms woke me up a couple...

Heavy rain and thunderstorms woke me up a couple of times early this morning. It cleared out around 3:30am, so the ride in was fine, but humid.

Traffic while schools are out for summer is much...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 40,247
Posted By mgw4jc

Warmest morning in a good while, possibly this...

Warmest morning in a good while, possibly this year, at 73F. Humid too, but not horribly so. A nice breeze kept me cool and kept me slower than normal. No worries though.
Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 27,123
Posted By mgw4jc

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8 total) [89/77]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 3542 (3727 total miles YTD)
Gregf83 (BC) _______________ 2717 (3626 total)[81/93]
mgw4jc (NC)...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 40,247
Posted By mgw4jc

Two things I saw yesterday morning that I forgot...

Two things I saw yesterday morning that I forgot to mention. A guy walking a great dane. The dog's head was as high as my handlebars!
In another neighborhood I saw a pick-up truck parked with decals...
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