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When was the last time you rode your bicycle?

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Old 11-28-16, 01:08 PM
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Still getting an occasional commute in thanks to variable fall weather. Freezing rain one day, balmy the next.
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Old 11-28-16, 01:15 PM
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Still getting an occasional commute in thanks to variable fall weather. Freezing rain one day, balmy the next.
Same down this way. Four-hour (with stoppies) rec ride yesterday. To/from work today; warm enough that I'll add a half-hour or so loop along the river on the way home.
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Old 11-28-16, 06:59 PM
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Last Tuesday. I usually ride pretty much every day, but we were out of town for the holiday, and then I got an abscessed tooth that I'm still dealing with.
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Stock answer

Look at the time of the post.

If it's in the evening then it's today
If it's in the morning then it was yesterday

There are exceptions, but this answer is probably correct 95% of the time
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Old 11-30-16, 02:59 PM
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Rode into work this morning. And I'll ride home, but I'll be taking a detour to do some shopping and run a couple of errands on the way back.

That's pretty normal for me, on very rare occasions I'll drive to work, but that's fairly rare.
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Old 12-01-16, 06:55 AM
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This weekend ... touring!

How about you?
A photo from our tour last weekend ...

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Old 12-02-16, 08:00 AM
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This morning, to work, about a mile. Because my workplace moved, and I don't ride far now, I have no need to dress heavily.
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Old 12-04-16, 03:28 AM
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Yesterday ... and today!

http://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycli...dec-3-4-a.html
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Old 12-05-16, 12:04 PM
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Yesterday. 68 miles, with my friend. Two road bikes 23mm tires. Just as it always has gone for decades, my being prepared and having tubes and tools saves the other rider. He had two flats within a couple of miles in the dark, in 22 F temps. No problems, I carry tools, two tubes, a patch kit, a really good pump, 3 co2 cartridges and hand cleaner pads etc.
Then after we rode a little, his rear derailleur stopped working correctly. But it was so nice out that we had a pretty good ride anyway.
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Old 12-08-16, 10:20 PM
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Yesterday. I had to the day off to go to a dental appointment. We had an unusually nice, dry day. I don't know that it ever went over freezing, but I have clothes for that. 15 miles in, about 19 on the way home. I miss riding in the day time. My commute is pretty much dark both ways this time of year. Time to go see Machka and Rowen.
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Old 12-10-16, 07:52 AM
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Today -- 58.91 km with 928 metres (3044 ft) of climbing ... from home and back home again.
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Old 12-11-16, 05:20 PM
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Yesterday the 10th, 76 miles. Down to 17F at one point. Forgot to use insulated bottles. Had fruit punch flavored crushed ice. Clothing just right, comfortable. When it gets to about 20f I switch my gloves for mittens.
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Old 12-12-16, 10:58 AM
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With a full time job(4a-4p 6 days a week) and 3 kids (2 nephews temp. living with me, and my Goddaughter who's with me indefinitely), I haven't had the time to ride my bike since the bike tour I did back in September. There's always something; pee-wee basketball, cheerleading that would leave us riding after dusk if we biked to them which I refuse to subject them to on these local roads. On top of all that, I'm trying to buy a house as I'm being evicted from the one I've been renting for the past 2 decades. I'm hoping work slows down a bit and my brother returns from his business travels to take his boys back in 2017.
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Old 12-13-16, 12:03 PM
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Today...again. Twice every 5 days minimally. 5 miles each way to work.
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Old 12-15-16, 09:06 PM
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Today!

I went to work for a bit, then ran some errands with the trailer...11.3 miles total, at 6 degrees F with snowpack on the roads. The snowstorm is coming in tomorrow, and I prefer not to drag tubs of kitty litter around in snowstorms
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Old 12-16-16, 07:27 AM
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No riding this week, due to a series of snowfalls. Don't know if I am done for the year or not.
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Old 12-16-16, 04:56 PM
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No riding this week, due to a series of snowfalls. Don't know if I am done for the year or not.


Yeah, a little bit of snow and cold can really make LCF or car-light extremely inconvenient and impractical for most people...It looks like cars are useful after all.. Eh ?? .
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I saw a lot of wrecked and abandoned cars over the past couple of days.
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Old 12-16-16, 05:17 PM
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Yeah, a little bit of snow and cold can really make LCF or car-light extremely inconvenient and impractical for most people...It looks like cars are useful after all.. Eh ?? .
If you paid attention you'd know I take transit to work when I don't bike. (I posted this from the bus - I couldn't do that if I was driving).

Also, in fact, as you know we had a freak blizzard yesterday afternoon, and one of the staff at the office told me she left her car at work overnight, as it was easier to get home to Markham by public transit (subway, Scarborough RT, VIVA bus) in those conditions.

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If you paid attention you'd know I take transit to work when I don't bike. (I posted this from the bus - I couldn't do that if I was driving).

Also, in fact, as you know we had a freak blizzard yesterday afternoon, and one of the staff at the office told me she left her car at work overnight, as it was easier to get home to Markham by public transit (subway, Scarborough RT, VIVA bus) in those conditions.

What about hundreds and hundreds of public transit commuters who were stranded and late for work this past Monday morning due to a bunch of public transit failures because of winter weather conditions ??..It happens regularly every winter.
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Totals for December ... so far ...

Cycling Outside: 241.31 km (745 min)
Cycling Inside: 0 min
Walking: 57.3 km (709 min)
Stairs: 170 flights (136 min)
Weightlifting: 0 min
Rowing/Canoeing: 1.6 km (30 min)

Time Total: 1,620 min = 27 hours 00 min
Distance Total: 300.21 km = 186.5 miles


Most of the walking has been utility walking ... running errands at lunch time or getting off the bus a stop early to get a few more steps in.

The cycling has, of course, been recreational/training/event cycling.
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What about hundreds and hundreds of public transit commuters who were stranded and late for work this past Monday morning due to a bunch of public transit failures because of winter weather conditions ??..It happens regularly every winter.
Sorry, i shouldn't have taken the bait - this thread isn't supposed to be about that.
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In spite of my personal rules of not riding when I'm sick or when the water has chosen to present itself in solid form, I rode to see my physician yesterday. I've only been this ill once before, but that was over four decades ago when I was still immortal. I would have taken a cab, but my spouse also needed to be seen (with the same respiratory infection) and she gets carsick under normal conditions. I might have tried to tough this one out, but we did that this past February and both ended up with pneumonia.

My physician's office is only about two miles away and traffic was light owing to our overnight ice storm (lots of folks couldn't drive out of their streets because of trees and power lines being down across them, and those who could drove cautiously on the icy roads). The pharmacy is only three blocks from the medical office, which was convenient.

Now, back to today's entertainment and primary job: breath in, breath out. Pathetically difficult to do this past week.

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Old 12-17-16, 12:37 AM
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I saw a lot of wrecked and abandoned cars over the past couple of days.
We had a 50 car pileup with three fatalities due to a snow squall. Yesterday there was another pileup, but I haven't heard the details.
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We had a 50 car pileup with three fatalities due to a snow squall. Yesterday there was another pileup, but I haven't heard the details.
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