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Forum: Commuting
10-14-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 838
Views: 33,207
Posted By mgw4jc

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3 total) [153/165]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6598 (7035 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4935 (8020 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1,592
Views: 48,403
Posted By mgw4jc

It was a dark and foggy morning. The moon lit up...

It was a dark and foggy morning. The moon lit up the fog, fields and road. I had to be at work an hour early, so had the pleasure of riding in the dark. A couple of times I put my hand over my...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 1,592
Views: 48,403
Posted By mgw4jc

I drove yesterday because I had to drop my...

I drove yesterday because I had to drop my daughter of at her driver's ed class. My thoughts while driving in are along the lines of, "I'm glad I don't have to deal with this traffic every morning,"...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1,592
Views: 48,403
Posted By mgw4jc

Cool and overcast fall morning. I wore a light...

Cool and overcast fall morning. I wore a light weight long sleeve shirt for the first time since spring, but brought a short sleeve for the ride home.

Definitely darker when I leave these days.
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1,592
Views: 48,403
Posted By mgw4jc

Took the day off yesterday for my son's 18th...

Took the day off yesterday for my son's 18th birthday. Can't believe my oldest is 18 now.

Left 20 or so minutes late this morning and took the shorter route which saves me 3 miles or about 15...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 838
Views: 33,207
Posted By mgw4jc

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3 total) [153/165]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6442 (6879 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4935 (8020 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1,592
Views: 48,403
Posted By mgw4jc

But if you leave these forums - who are you going...

But if you leave these forums - who are you going to tell all that to? I rarely go to the other parts of this forum. Sometimes I'll respond or watch a thread in the commuter section, but that's about...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1,592
Views: 48,403
Posted By mgw4jc

Twice this week I saw another biker leaving my...

Twice this week I saw another biker leaving my neighborhood. I was out walking the dog and saw him go by all lit up like he should be. I'm guessing a commuter. Maybe I'll see him sometime when I can...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1,592
Views: 48,403
Posted By mgw4jc

More like - HOTober! Highs in the mid-90s again...

More like - HOTober! Highs in the mid-90s again today and tomorrow. I believe fall weather is coming Saturday though.

A decent ride in this morning, but no other bikers out after seeing several...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,270
Posted By mgw4jc

blackieoneshot - that cable lock looks pretty...

blackieoneshot - that cable lock looks pretty short. You must not lock the front tire?

As others mentioned, I leave my lock at work too. And a few different clothing items that I switch out once...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1,592
Views: 48,403
Posted By mgw4jc

Next time you see him, recommend a bike helmet....

Next time you see him, recommend a bike helmet. :P Our gas prices are down a bit from the summer high. Around $2.40/gal right now. They had been under 2.30 until the drone attack in Saudi.

A...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,592
Views: 48,403
Posted By mgw4jc

A nice Monday morning ride here. Still quite warm...

A nice Monday morning ride here. Still quite warm and highs in the upper 80s to mid 90s this week. Too hot for this time of year. And I don't think we got any measurable rain the entire month of...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 838
Views: 33,207
Posted By mgw4jc

augustgarage (CA) __________ 6398.4 (7180.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 6398.4 (7180.8 total) [135/147]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6126 (6603 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4303 (7240 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1,592
Views: 48,403
Posted By mgw4jc

I decided to sleep in a bit and come in late to...

I decided to sleep in a bit and come in late to work today. Probably not the best day to do so as another guy in my department was out for the day and our supervisor was also coming in late. That...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1,592
Views: 48,403
Posted By mgw4jc

Nice looking machine, Tundra_Man. I would think...

Nice looking machine, Tundra_Man. I would think you'd sound like a monster truck coming through with those tires! And good job on the purchase deal.

Another nice, fall morning here. We are still...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 1,592
Views: 48,403
Posted By mgw4jc

Very comfortable 61F this morning. I managed to...

Very comfortable 61F this morning. I managed to get out a few minutes early. I had a bit of a tailwind both going home yesterday and coming in today. Got me to average 16+mph even with a traffic...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1,592
Views: 48,403
Posted By mgw4jc

I'm enjoying the fall weather too. Humidity is...

I'm enjoying the fall weather too. Humidity is much more tolerable. Took some of my long-cuts for 15 miles this morning.

But why does this one lady insist on walking in the middle of the MUP? Yes...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,592
Views: 48,403
Posted By mgw4jc

Hopefully nobody falls on the first day of fall....

Hopefully nobody falls on the first day of fall. A pleasant ride in this morning.
Forum: Commuting
09-23-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 838
Views: 33,207
Posted By mgw4jc

augustgarage (CA) __________ 6398.4 (7180.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 6398.4 (7180.8 total) [135/147]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 5908 (6327 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4303 (7240 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1,592
Views: 48,403
Posted By mgw4jc

Down to low 50s this morning - cool enough to...

Down to low 50s this morning - cool enough to wear long sleeves and light gloves. And now at the office for some reason I have a chill.

My average was just under 16mph even after a wait at a...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,592
Views: 48,403
Posted By mgw4jc

Had the day off yesterday, but back for Thursday...

Had the day off yesterday, but back for Thursday and Friday.

A lovely 55F this morning. Almost too cool for short sleeves, but I prefer it that way. No sweat coming in. I did see a couple of other...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1,592
Views: 48,403
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: 1,592
Views: 48,403
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: 838
Views: 33,207
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: 1,592
Views: 48,403
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: 1,592
Views: 48,403
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: 1,592
Views: 48,403
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: 1,592
Views: 48,403
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: 838
Views: 33,207
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: 1,592
Views: 48,403
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: 1,592
Views: 48,403
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: 1,592
Views: 48,403
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: 1,592
Views: 48,403
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: 838
Views: 33,207
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: 1,592
Views: 48,403
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: 1,592
Views: 48,403
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: 1,592
Views: 48,403
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: 1,592
Views: 48,403
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: 838
Views: 33,207
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: 1,592
Views: 48,403
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: 3,617
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: 1,592
Views: 48,403
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: 1,592
Views: 48,403
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: 1,592
Views: 48,403
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: 838
Views: 33,207
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: 1,592
Views: 48,403
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: 1,592
Views: 48,403
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: 838
Views: 33,207
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: 1,592
Views: 48,403
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: 1,592
Views: 48,403
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...
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