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Forum: Commuting
04-09-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,658
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1169: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1169:

Third rainy quarantine commute in a row. Temp was 43°F and wind was steady at 17 mph. At least it was a headwind on the way to the office, then I...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,658
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1168: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1168:

Today was the third day of my quarantine commute. Temp in the mid 40s F, stiff wind and steady rain. The times I've worked from home during the...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,658
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1166: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1166:

I've made it this far into the pandemic without any major scares. I have my first vaccination shot scheduled for Thursday. Then last night I received...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,658
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1162: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1162:

Chilly morning at 19°F, and a strong headwind pushing the wind chills down into the single digits. At least the sun was out. Only supposed to get into...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,658
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1158: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1158:

28°F this morning, but clear skies and hardly any wind. I took the road bike. It was an easy 8 mile commute.

Last night after supper I decided to...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,658
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1156: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1156:

The good news: this morning it was a balmy 43°F which is above normal for March in SD. And I had a pretty good tail wind the whole way to work.

The...
Forum: Commuting
03-19-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,658
Posted By Tundra_Man

Absolutely. Riding helps keep me sane. My...

Absolutely. Riding helps keep me sane. My personal life has been a disaster the last three years, and exercise is the most effective anti-depressant available to us (not to mention it's free and...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,658
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1150: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1150:

Tough, tough ride today.

Temp was decent at 30F, but overnight we had 6" of wet, heavy snow on the ground and more was falling. Wind was blowing...
Forum: Commuting
03-12-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,658
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1149: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1149:

25F this morning, but the sun was out and there was virtually no wind. I rode the hybrid because the night before I packed the pannier. I could have...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,658
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1147: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1147:

Last night I went home on my road bike, wearing shorts and a t-shirt enjoying the sunny 71°F weather.

This morning it was 35°F, pouring rain and a...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,658
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1146: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1146:

We've had a few days of reprieve from the winter weather. This morning the temp was 46°F. I wore a sweatshirt instead of a jacket. First time I...
Forum: Commuting
02-24-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,658
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1137: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1137:

A tremendous amount of ice again this morning. Yesterday I told someone, "I haven't hit the ground yet this year." I shouldn't have said anything, as...
Forum: Commuting
02-23-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,658
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1136: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1136:

Wow, this thread has been quiet lately.

Yesterday afternoon the temp rose into the 40s. It was the first "warm" day we've had in a while, which...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,658
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1131: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1131:

Milestone day! Today marks the five year anniversary since the last time I drove a motorized vehicle to work. And the temp was above zero (1°F) to...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,658
Posted By Tundra_Man

My rear tire was really, really spongy on the way...

My rear tire was really, really spongy on the way home from work. When I got back to the garage I tried the pump again and it still wouldn't work. I tried it on multiple bikes (presta and schraeder)...
Forum: Commuting
02-08-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,658
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1129: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1129:

Crazy to think that it took until February to have my first sub-zero bicycle commute. Overall this has been a pretty warm winter, although not this...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,658
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1127: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1127:

If you like predictable weather, then South Dakota isn't for you. Up until yesterday afternoon there was zero percent chance of precipitation. Then...
Forum: Commuting
02-02-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,658
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1125: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1125:

20°F this morning, with a 11 mph cross/head wind. There was some frost on the pavement, but overall most of the ice and packed snow has cleared off so...
Forum: Commuting
01-29-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,658
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1123: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1123:

Dreary morning with the temp at a not bad 26F, but with high humidity and a strong wind to make it feel about 15 degrees colder than it really was....
Forum: Commuting
01-26-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,658
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1120: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1120:

Temp was 13°F this morning, with about a 10 mph wind. It was blowing at my back on the way to the office, which means I'll have to fight it as I ride...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,658
Posted By Tundra_Man

I think I can poke something thin down into the...

I think I can poke something thin down into the valve to push the pin down and release the air. Something like a bent paper clip would probably do the trick.

If that doesn't work, I'll probably...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,658
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1118: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1118:

It took 22 days, but January finally decided to show up. 9°F with a 10 mph headwind that made for a -5°F wind chill. The pavement is clear enough of...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,658
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1115: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1115:

The balmy January weather continues, with this morning's temp being 28°F. There was a 15 mph headwind, however, so that slowed me down. I also wore my...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,658
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1114: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1114:

25° this morning with a very light wind. Not knowing how the roads/trails would be after Friday's blizzard I loaded up the fat bike. However, I...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,658
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1113: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1113:

The wind absolutely howled all last evening and during the night. Every time I woke up I could hear it as a constant rumble, which filled me with a...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,658
Posted By Tundra_Man

The ride home was actually easier than I had...

The ride home was actually easier than I had feared. We had only gotten about an inch of snow so far by the time I left the office, but the saving grace was the wind shifted a little so I mostly had...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,658
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1112: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1112:

What a weird January. The last three days had lows in the 20s and highs in the 30s, which is a good 20-30 degrees above normal for us. I rode my...
Forum: Commuting
01-11-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,658
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1109: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1109:

25°F this morning with a 12 mph headwind. This January has been unseasonably warm here in South Dakota. Normally it's rare we ever see daytime highs...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,658
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1107: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1107:

Forgot to mention yesterday that when I arrived at the office and was juggling things around to take my temperature, I dropped my helmet. The...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,120
Posted By Tundra_Man

I have two winter bikes. The first is a 2002...

I have two winter bikes.

The first is a 2002 Giant Boulder that I converted to a full-time winter bike in 2009. It has fenders, studded tires and bar mitts, along with rust on every non-aluminum...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,658
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1105: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1105:

Last night before bed the weatherman said this morning's temp would be 10°F. When I got up, Google told me it was 17°F. When I walked out to the...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,658
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1104: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1104:

First day back to work in 16 days. Two weeks of binge eating combined with zero exercise doesn't add up to maintaining your fitness level. I...
Forum: Commuting
12-23-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 115,023
Posted By Tundra_Man

No commute as I'm in Ohio for the rest of the...

No commute as I'm in Ohio for the rest of the year helping my elderly father-in-law with trying to get his house in order so he can sell it. However, now that I'm here we finally got the season's...
Forum: Commuting
12-18-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 115,023
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1103: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1103:

My final ride of the year, as I'm off until the 4th. Not too bad this morning at 30F, but there was a brisk wind blowing so it felt colder. I'm...
Forum: Commuting
12-14-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 115,023
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1099: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1099:

Had to drop the truck my son drives off at the shop for some service, so I left the house driving. Parked the truck at the shop, then rode 5 miles...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 115,023
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1093: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1093:

28F this morning, which made it the warmest morning I've had all week. I rode to our company office to work there today, so eight miles in each...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 115,023
Posted By Tundra_Man

Pretty cool. I ran it at 2x speed, which kept it...

Pretty cool. I ran it at 2x speed, which kept it interesting. I also did a little Googling to figure out where you were at once you hit Central Ave, and from there I could follow along on a map. I've...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 115,023
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1089: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1089:

Back on the bike after four days off. It was really tempting to just throw in the towel this morning and not ride, but I forced myself to do it. Even...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 115,023
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1086: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1086:

With the Covid levels spiking again, last week they sent us back home and told us to plan working remotely "at least through the end of the year." I'm...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 115,023
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1078: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1078:

We got 5" of snow yesterday. For whatever reason, the city opted not to plow the streets. The snow was kind of wet, and by this morning the temp had...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 115,023
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1070: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1070:

Back at the client's location today. My son's covid test came back negative, so I'm off quarantine.

27F with a light wind. Still a little ice here...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 115,023
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1067: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1067:

My son started showing covid symptoms yesterday, which means I am now 100% working from home until two weeks passes, or he gets a negative covid test....
Forum: Commuting
10-26-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 115,023
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1066: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1066:

15F this morning, with a light headwind. This was my first full-on winter commute of the season. Out came the balaclava, goggles and bar mitts.

We...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 115,023
Posted By Tundra_Man

That's what I often wind up doing, depending on...

That's what I often wind up doing, depending on the location where I'm working that day.
Forum: Commuting
10-21-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 115,023
Posted By Tundra_Man

I count that as commuting. My reasoning was it...

I count that as commuting. My reasoning was it wasn't my choice that they sent us home, so as long as I ride the equivalent mileage or more before I start work then I've "commuted."

Maybe that...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 115,023
Posted By Tundra_Man

Nice! Welcome aboard.

Nice! Welcome aboard.
Forum: Commuting
10-16-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 115,023
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1060: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1060:

First snow of the year! No accumulation though, just lots of flakes falling from the sky. In fact, I'm still on my road bike.

Temp was 33 degrees...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 115,023
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1056: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1056:

Got up and felt terrible. I moved some leaves on Saturday, and immediately started feeling bad after I finished: sore throat, runny nose, sneezing,...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 115,023
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1055: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1055:

Working from home today, so I did my usual "get up, ride to the office and then ride back home" routine to keep my commuting streak alive. Went a few...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 115,023
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1050: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1050:

Chilly morning. Google said 32 degrees. My kitchen thermometer said 35. I'll split the difference at 33.5F.

I'm working from home today, so I rode...
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