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Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 10:25 AM
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Views: 34,239
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: 1,285
Views: 34,239
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: 1,285
Views: 34,239
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: 1,285
Views: 34,239
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: 1,285
Views: 34,239
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: 1,285
Views: 34,239
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: 1,285
Views: 34,239
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: 639
Views: 23,493
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: 1,285
Views: 34,239
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: 1,285
Views: 34,239
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: 1,285
Views: 34,239
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: 1,285
Views: 34,239
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: 1,285
Views: 34,239
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: 639
Views: 23,493
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: 1,285
Views: 34,239
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: 1,285
Views: 34,239
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: 1,285
Views: 34,239
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: 639
Views: 23,493
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: 1,285
Views: 34,239
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: 1,285
Views: 34,239
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: 1,285
Views: 34,239
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: 1,285
Views: 34,239
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: 1,285
Views: 34,239
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: 1,285
Views: 34,239
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: 639
Views: 23,493
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: 1,285
Views: 34,239
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: 1,285
Views: 34,239
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: 1,285
Views: 34,239
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: 1,285
Views: 34,239
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: 639
Views: 23,493
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: 1,285
Views: 34,239
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...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,604
Posted By mgw4jc

It would be interesting to see more on-bike...

It would be interesting to see more on-bike footage. I wonder how much of that intense riding can be done at a time. For this video, they could have simply done a bunch of short riding sessions and...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 34,239
Posted By mgw4jc

I saw a skunk on my morning run today. I wasn't...

I saw a skunk on my morning run today. I wasn't sure what it was at first. Cat? It stopped in the road about 20 yards in front of me and I thought maybe it was an opossum. I crossed to the other side...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,604
Posted By mgw4jc

Amazing cyclist in Johannesburg

This video came out about a year ago, but I just found it this morning. One post said the guy is a bike commuter, but either way, this riding is insane to me. Crazy traffic and on a track bike with...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 34,239
Posted By mgw4jc

Tundra_Man - nice rainbow photo and thanks for...

Tundra_Man - nice rainbow photo and thanks for the update. I don't have a nerf bat so I'll continue to follow the weekly posts too. I'm turning 48 in about 3 months, so I've got 50 around the bend...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 34,239
Posted By mgw4jc

Just now getting back to the forum here. A decent...

Just now getting back to the forum here. A decent ride this morning. We had a lot of rain over the weekend, but roads were mostly dry by this morning. Humidity is full effect. Nothing exciting to...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 639
Views: 23,493
Posted By mgw4jc

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8 total) [89/77]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 3403 (3566 total miles YTD)
Gregf83 (BC) _______________ 2717 (3626 total)[81/93]
mgw4jc (NC)...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 34,239
Posted By mgw4jc

A good ride in this morning. Humid, but not hot....

A good ride in this morning. Humid, but not hot. Rain is forecast for this afternoon and the weekend. I'll ride unless major thunderstorms come around. Then I'll beg the wife for a ride home which...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 34,239
Posted By mgw4jc

It ended up raining for about 10 - 15 minutes...

It ended up raining for about 10 - 15 minutes before I left for home yesterday. It stopped by about 4:40 and I had a dry ride home. No thunderstorm worries at all.

Warm and humid this morning. A...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 34,239
Posted By mgw4jc

Yes. It's interesting because when I went to bed...

Yes. It's interesting because when I went to bed last night it said thunderstorms at 4am this morning. When I woke up it said 10:30am. When I got to work it said 3pm and 40% chance. Now it says 60%...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 34,239
Posted By mgw4jc

A bit warmer and much more humid today. All cars...

A bit warmer and much more humid today. All cars passed safely save for maybe one a little close. He seemed to be tailgating another car too, so probably didn't see me as early.

A good 15 miles...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 34,239
Posted By mgw4jc

First ride to work after being off last week and...

First ride to work after being off last week and driving yesterday. Nice 62F and low humidity for about 15 miles. Though I was getting a bit hungry near the end.
Forum: Commuting
05-24-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 34,239
Posted By mgw4jc

Warm, humid morning, but still not quite as bad...

Warm, humid morning, but still not quite as bad as it will be this summer. We are supposed to break 90F this afternoon for the first time this year. Ugh. At least the neighborhood pool is open...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 34,239
Posted By mgw4jc

Damp roads from overnight rains. And quite humid...

Damp roads from overnight rains. And quite humid and sticky, despite being under 70F.
I'm on track for a good commuting mileage week - 140+. Third week in a row of hitting that. But next week will...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 34,239
Posted By mgw4jc

A pleasant ride with comfortable temps and...

A pleasant ride with comfortable temps and overcast skies this morning. Managed 15 miles for my 13 mile commute.
One red Mercedes SUV did an unnecessarily close pass. They had plenty of room to go...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 34,239
Posted By mgw4jc

Less humid and a cooler out this morning - quite...

Less humid and a cooler out this morning - quite nice. And more people than usual on the two miles of MUP near my office. Walkers, dog walkers, and a couple of runners. Good to see people out.
...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 34,239
Posted By mgw4jc

Sounds like a crazy fast storm in Indy last...

Sounds like a crazy fast storm in Indy last Friday. A decade or so ago I had a tree fall in my yard and crush a swing set. Because it hit something, homeowner's insurance paid for the removal of the...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 639
Views: 23,493
Posted By mgw4jc

Bizman (PA) ________________ 3060 (3161 total...

Bizman (PA) ________________ 3060 (3161 total miles YTD)
augustgarage (CA) __________ 2873.6 (3127.1 total) [69/77]
Gregf83 (BC) _______________ 2717 (3626 total)[81/93]
mgw4jc (NC)...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 34,239
Posted By mgw4jc

Darth Lefty - at least they missed that pole. ...

Darth Lefty - at least they missed that pole.

A pleasant ride this morning. One neighborhood I ride through has a golf course occasionally used in smaller tournaments. Right now it is the Symetra...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 34,239
Posted By mgw4jc

Tundra_Man - still improving it sounds like -...

Tundra_Man - still improving it sounds like - awesome! Glad you got back some driving privileges and independence.

Another nice, spring morning here with morning temps in the low to mid 50s. My...
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