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Forum: Commuting
07-27-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,822
Posted By Tundra_Man

That's hardcore!

That's hardcore!
Forum: Commuting
07-20-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,822
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1236: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1236:

Nice morning. 63 degrees and hardly any wind. Going to get in the 90s today, so my ride across town and then home after work will probably be sweaty...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,822
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1231: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1231:

A pleasant morning with the temp at 65°F and hardly any wind. I took the road bike. Today is a split commute with me riding 8 miles to the office,...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,822
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1226: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1226:

Haven't posted an update in a few weeks, as not much noteworthy has happened. Just riding my bike back and forth every day.

Today they're...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,822
Posted By Tundra_Man

I've ridden my motorcycle in those temps, and...

I've ridden my motorcycle in those temps, and agree it's pretty ugly. Especially since my motorcycle is air cooled. It's like sitting on top of a charcoal grill while getting hit with the wind from a...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,822
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1215: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1215:

I noticed on the way home from work yesterday that the chain on my road bike was getting a little noisy, which is my cue to clean and re-wax it. I...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,822
Posted By Tundra_Man

I consider it a commute any time you travel...

I consider it a commute any time you travel somewhere by bicycle in lieu of driving a car.
Forum: Commuting
06-07-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,822
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1209: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1209:

Heat wave/drought happening right now. The temps over the weekend topped out at close to 100F. The next seven days every day but one is projected to...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,822
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1205: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1205:

Threw my back out on Saturday. Spent most of the three-day weekend sitting in a chair, immobile. I don't handle being idle very well. When my wife...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,822
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1202: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1202:

Was about 1/2 mile from home last night when I head a "POP!" and then sunk down about an inch in my saddle. Turns out the tensioner bolt on my Brooks...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,822
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1199: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1199:

Today is "ride you bike to work day" for everyone else. For me, it's "Friday."

Because of this, our local cycling organization had organized with...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,822
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1196: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1196:

60F this morning, which is the warmest morning by far we've had so far this year. Only the 3rd or 4th morning that's been above 50 for that matter....
Forum: Commuting
05-11-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,822
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1191: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1191:

GoPro powered itself on this morning at 5:30 AM. It was sitting on the kitchen counter. I didn't hear it, but it woke my wife up. Then 15 minutes...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,822
Posted By Tundra_Man

I probably average one or two a year. ...

I probably average one or two a year.

Canadian geese are made out of pure evil dipped in feathers.
Forum: Commuting
05-05-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,822
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1187: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1187:

Supposed to rain today, so I took the hybrid with fenders. First time I haven't ridden the road bike in almost three weeks. Temp was 43F with a very...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,822
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1186: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1186:

I thought perhaps I was done with the winter pants, jacket, and gloves, but this morning's 33°F made me pull them back out of the closet. Sun was out...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,822
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1180: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1180:

48F this morning. I left my long pants and jacket at home and just wore a sweatshirt and pair of shorts. It was just a touch chilly, but not so much...
Forum: Commuting
04-21-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,822
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1177: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1177:

The unseasonably cold April continues. Woke up to 21°F with about 1/4" of unexpected snow on the ground.

I was all packed to ride the road bike and...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,822
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1176: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1176:

24°F this morning. So far April has been colder than normal, this being my 7th commute in a row with the morning temperature at or below freezing. At...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,822
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: 199
Views: 8,822
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: 199
Views: 8,822
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: 199
Views: 8,822
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: 199
Views: 8,822
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: 199
Views: 8,822
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: 199
Views: 8,822
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: 199
Views: 8,822
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: 199
Views: 8,822
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: 199
Views: 8,822
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: 199
Views: 8,822
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: 199
Views: 8,822
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: 199
Views: 8,822
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: 199
Views: 8,822
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: 199
Views: 8,822
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: 199
Views: 8,822
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: 199
Views: 8,822
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: 199
Views: 8,822
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: 199
Views: 8,822
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: 199
Views: 8,822
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: 199
Views: 8,822
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: 199
Views: 8,822
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: 199
Views: 8,822
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: 199
Views: 8,822
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: 199
Views: 8,822
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: 199
Views: 8,822
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: 199
Views: 8,822
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: 199
Views: 8,822
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: 199
Views: 8,822
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: 4,266
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: 199
Views: 8,822
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...
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