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Forum: Commuting
01-19-23, 08:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 746
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1579: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1579:

At least 5" more snow fell last night. I'm not sure of the exact total, but I'm pretty sure we're north of 40" of snow already this winter, and our...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-23, 09:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 746
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1578: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1578:

Another unseasonably warm morning at 24°F. I'm not going to complain one bit even if the wind was blowing 15 mph in my face.

Weather forecast has...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-23, 10:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 746
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1577: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1577:

1" of fresh snow on the ground this morning. Got up early to clear the snow from my driveway, otherwise it would be a skating rink by this evening....
Forum: Commuting
01-16-23, 08:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 746
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1576: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1576:

Unseasonably warm today at 35°F, which is about 25° above average. A light rain was falling, which should reduce our snow pack significantly, but...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-23, 08:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 746
Posted By Tundra_Man

How about: ¿Puedo aparcar la bicicleta del señor...

How about: ¿Puedo aparcar la bicicleta del señor en el armario del señor junto a la basura del señor?

(For those who don't speak Spanish, that means "May I park Mister bicycle in Mister closet...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-23, 03:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 746
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1568: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1568:

My wife and I traveled to Ohio over the holidays to visit her family. While we were there the temps never dropped below about 40°F, with the daily...
Forum: Commuting
12-22-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 11,777
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1566: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1566:

I set a goal every year to commute a minimum of 3,000 miles. Most years I hit that without too much trouble. This year I cut it close, as I finally...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 11,777
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1554: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1554:

For some reason it seemed extra dark this morning. I'm not sure why. I mean, any morning before the sun comes up should be as dark as any other...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1,572
Views: 295,700
Posted By Tundra_Man

He said his wife will ride with him and dress in...

He said his wife will ride with him and dress in the red flannel like Steve Martin's character.

He actually did burn the roof off. However, he did it in a much more controlled manner so after the...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,572
Views: 295,700
Posted By Tundra_Man

Technically, this was sitting on the ground....

Technically, this was sitting on the ground. However, it wasn't really "lost." Still, it was too awesome not to share. Encountered this on my black Friday morning bicycle ride.
...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 11,777
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1549: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1549:

Over the weekend I went through my bikes and caught up on some maintenance. On my fat bike I serviced the chain and re-sealed the tubeless tires. I'm...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 11,777
Posted By Tundra_Man

I always wonder about things like this. Who were...

I always wonder about things like this. Who were the first people that figured out how many days you have to boil them to make them safe? One day.... nope, Bob died. Two days... nope, Carl died....
Forum: Commuting
10-07-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 11,777
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1514: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1514:

32°F this morning. First official freeze we've had this season. Thankfully there was only an extremely light headwind on the way to the office, so it...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 11,777
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1508: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1508:

36°F this morning First time for long pants this season.
Forum: Commuting
09-20-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 11,777
Posted By Tundra_Man

Reminds me of when they gave me a treadmill...

Reminds me of when they gave me a treadmill stress test (I rode my bicycle to and from the appointment.) They hooked me up to the heart rate monitors, put me on a treadmill, and every 30 seconds they...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 11,777
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1500: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1500:

Now THATS a nice big round number. I like nice big round numbers.

It rained most of the night, but had stopped by the time I headed out to work. I...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 11,777
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1485: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1485:

Commutes haven't been too eventful lately, so I haven't been posting much. Just riding back and forth every day, business as usual.

This morning...
02-28-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 429
Views: 145,797
Posted By Tundra_Man

^ Interesting that the robot has the suicide...

^ Interesting that the robot has the suicide brakes.
Forum: Commuting
02-25-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 11,777
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1367: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1367:

Haven't posted much in a couple of weeks. Been riding as usual, and then my wife and I took a much needed vacation to a warmer climate. We got back on...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 11,777
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1361: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1361:

16°F this morning, but only about a 5 mph headwind so the temp wasn't too bad. My thighs and toes got a bit frosty by the time I made it to the...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 27,397
Posted By Tundra_Man

I put together my final commuting highlights...

I put together my final commuting highlights video of 2021. It's been a few months since I posted the last one. I'm sure the delay has disappointed tens of people. ;)

Bicycle Commuting Highlights...
Forum: Commuting
12-22-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 27,397
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1335: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1335:

Pretty mild morning, with the temp at 23°F and about a 10 mph breeze. I took the hybrid even though there were a few very icy spots. I decided to just...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 27,397
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
03-19-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 27,397
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: 392
Views: 27,397
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
02-10-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 27,397
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
01-05-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,049
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
01-04-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 27,397
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
12-18-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 124,275
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
12-04-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 124,275
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
11-23-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 124,275
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
10-21-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 124,275
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
10-12-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 124,275
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
09-14-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 124,275
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1036: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1036:

Mornings are getting cooler, usually in the low to mid-50s. Last week we even had some mornings in the 30s.

I posted my latest commuting adventures...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 124,275
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1027: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1027:

Been riding lots of extra on the way to work this summer. The last few days I've developed a saddle sore, so today I just wasn't in the mood to deal...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 124,275
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1000: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1000:

Milestone day! The big 1000. I've now commuted by bicycle without driving 1000 work days in a row. The last time I drove was February 10th, 2016.
...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 124,275
Posted By Tundra_Man

First off, I'm glad you're OK. Second, I'm...

First off, I'm glad you're OK.

Second, I'm glad you used the term "near hit." I've never understood the term "near miss." To me, a near miss would have me lying on the ground after an impact with...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 124,275
Posted By Tundra_Man

I decided that if I were to get the mandate to...

I decided that if I were to get the mandate to work from home, I'd probably ride to the office and back every morning before I started just to be ornery (and to keep my fitness up.)
Forum: Commuting
03-03-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 124,275
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 907: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 907:

Temp didn't drop below freezing last night (was 33F this morning) so I hopped on my hybrid instead of the winter bike. All patches added together, the...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 124,275
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive work bicycle commute number 899: ...

Consecutive work bicycle commute number 899:

-3F this morning. I thought about taking the bus for part of the commute, but then decided to just suck it up and ride the whole way. Plus, taking the...
Forum: Commuting
02-19-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 124,275
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 898: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 898:

7F this morning with a light cross wind. I seemed to be pedaling extra slow, for some reason. I think my average speed on the way in was just less than...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 124,275
Posted By Tundra_Man

So I uploaded the footage from this morning's...

So I uploaded the footage from this morning's milestone commute. I did it in 4 separate videos. Kind of fun to see things from the GoPro's point of view. I averaged about 2 mph faster than normal,...
Forum: Commuting
02-07-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 124,275
Posted By Tundra_Man

We had a pretty good ice storm two days after...

We had a pretty good ice storm two days after Christmas, then a big wet snow on top of it. The bottom couple inches froze solid and while they were able to plow off the top layer, the frozen stuff at...
Forum: Commuting
02-07-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 124,275
Posted By Tundra_Man

I've got studded tires on my other winter bike....

I've got studded tires on my other winter bike. They work pretty well for smoother ice, but when it gets really rutted like this I don't notice much difference between them and the 5" wide fat tires...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 124,275
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 889: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 889:

Nothing too eventful today. 18F with a 10 mph tailwind on the way to work.

Stopped and took a picture of the rutted ice. It seems to be getting...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 124,275
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 879: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 879:

Another unseasonably warm morning for us at 33F. That's the day's high, however, as temps are supposed to drop throughout the day. We had a full 24...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 124,275
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 878: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 878:

Unseasonably warm this morning at 33F. There was a pretty stiff headwind as rode out to our company office for the first time in five weeks, which is...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 124,275
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 871: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 871:

First day back after taking an unexpected week off work due to Influenza A. Still not feeling great, but feeling good enough I guess. You definitely...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 124,275
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 869: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 869:

First, let's back up one day which wasn't a commute. My LBS has an annual New Years Day ride, and yesterday was the 31st one they've held. Frequently...
Forum: Commuting
12-18-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 105,380
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 866: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 866:

9F this morning with a -3F wind chill. At least the light wind was to my back so I got a little push.

Still riding the fat bike because they didn't...
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