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Forum: Commuting
01-21-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 451
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute numbers...

Consecutive bicycle work commute numbers 1345-1347:

Wednesday: Very cold. Air temp of 2°F with a steady 25 mph headwind made the wind chill -21°F. I arrived to work pretty frozen. The previous day...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 451
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1340: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1340:

Laid up the last two days with food poisoning, so I didn't ride or work (or get out of bed for much, for that matter.) My brother had the exact same...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 451
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1338: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1338:

Asterisk commute today. Woke up to -10°F actual air temperature, with a 22 mph wind. According to the NWS wind chill calculator, that makes it feel...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 451
Posted By Tundra_Man

Ouch! Glad to hear you're not hurt worse than you...

Ouch! Glad to hear you're not hurt worse than you are.
Forum: Commuting
01-05-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 451
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1337: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1337:

I could hear the wind howling all night. That never leads to a restful sleep, as my mind starts dreading the morning commute.

My wife's car tire...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By Tundra_Man

I've used the bus rack with two different bikes...

I've used the bus rack with two different bikes of mine that have fenders.

One bike has enough clearance and flex in the fender that I'm able to put the arm between the fender and the tire.

On...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 451
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1336: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1336:

First commute of 2022. We went and visited my wife's family in Ohio over the holidays. I didn't ride my bicycle for almost two weeks while we were...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 21,417
Posted By Tundra_Man

Thank you! And welcome to the forum! Please feel...

Thank you! And welcome to the forum! Please feel free to join in and share your own commuting adventures as well.
Forum: Commuting
12-31-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 21,417
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: 21,417
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
12-16-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 21,417
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1331: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1331:

Palindrome commute number!

The last 24 hours of commuting have been interesting, to say the least.

When I left work yesterday evening, the temp...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 21,417
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1326: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1326:

Temp was a balmy 33°F this morning, which is the warmest morning I've had in a week. The snow from Tuesday had mostly melted off, and seeing as I had...
Forum: Commuting
12-07-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 21,417
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1324: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1324:

Woke up to unexpected snow. There was about 1/2" on the ground and still falling. I had packed my backback for my road bike, expecting dry roads. So I...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 21,417
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1323: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1323:

Challenging commute today.

Our mild fall temperatures finally swung back to normal. Last week I wore shorts a couple of times. This morning was 9°F...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 21,417
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1320: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1320:

December already. Where did this year go?

Although the calendar says December, the thermometer still thinks it's October. Unseasonably warm this...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 21,417
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1317: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1317:

Arrived at work this morning, and as I was putting my bike in the rack something caught the corner of my eye. I spun my rear wheel around to see this:...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 21,417
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1313: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1313:

Backtrack to yesterday morning: I had just put on my backpack and was walking out the door getting ready to ride to the client location, when I...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 21,417
Posted By Tundra_Man

Oh man, that sucks. Sorry to hear this, and I...

Oh man, that sucks. Sorry to hear this, and I hope your thumb heals soon. Hopefully you'll be back to hitchhiking before too long.
Forum: Commuting
11-12-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 21,417
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1309: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1309:

First "winter" ride of the season, and it was a doozy. 28F with a dusting of snow on the ground, with a layer of ice underneath that. But the big...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 21,417
Posted By Tundra_Man

Thanks. Unfortunately the decision was made...

Thanks. Unfortunately the decision was made yesterday afternoon to remove him from life support. At least he went doing something he loved.
Forum: Commuting
11-11-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 21,417
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1308: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1308:

33F this morning with a 25 mph headwind made this an extremely cold feeling commute. I wore my full fingered cycling gloves, but realized halfway to...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 21,417
Posted By Tundra_Man

Does it work logistically to haul your bike to...

Does it work logistically to haul your bike to the pre-school, drop your granddaughter off, then leave the car parked and bike to work from that location? Then ride back after work and retrieve your...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 21,417
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1303: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1303:

29° F with pea soup fog. Visibility was low enough that on the MUP I nearly rode past my turns because I misjudged where I was on the trail, and...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 21,417
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1301: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1301:

Second sub-freezing commute of the season at 23°F. Humidity was 85% which made things feel chillier than normal, but the wind was light so once I got...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 21,417
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1300: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1300:

1300. That's a nice round number.

Here it is November 1st and I finally had my first sub-freezing commute of the season: 24F. Crazy that it came so...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 21,417
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1288: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1288:

Yesterday we had a "severe wind warning" all day with steady winds at 25-30 mph and gusts well over 50 mph. It was raining in the morning so I took...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 21,417
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1286: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1286:

Got up early because I had to be at the hospital for a CT scan by 7 AM. Dark morning, and the temp was 45°F.

For some reason the drivers seemed to...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 21,417
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1282: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1282:

First day back after a week of vacation. Sleep schedule got kind of messed up so when the alarm went off at 6:30 it felt like it was the middle of the...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 21,417
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1279: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1279:

Haven't been sleeping well lately. Lots of family stress going on right now that turns my brain on in the middle of the night and prevents me from...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 21,417
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1276: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1276:

Fall is here, both literally and seasonally. 41F this morning. Not quite cool enough for long pants, but I did put on a sweatshirt, gloves and ear...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 265,725
Posted By Tundra_Man

This morning I found a bag of poop along side the...

This morning I found a bag of poop along side the MUP. Someone walking their dog had at least picked it up and bagged it, but then left it sitting there.
Forum: Commuting
09-20-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 21,417
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1274; ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1274;

It was pouring rain this morning. I tried to wait it out as long as I could hoping the rain would stop, but I finally had to leave in the middle of...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 21,417
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1259: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1259:

My wife has had shingles the last two weeks. I became eligible for the shingles vaccine two years ago, but hadn't gotten one yet merely due to...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 21,417
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1251: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1251:

Ever have one of those days? This was one.

Had an echocardiogram scheduled for this morning. Just a yearly routine check, which I will have to have...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 21,417
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1250: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1250:

First day back on the bike after being on vacation all of last week. Weird how fast your butt can lose its fitness. Wasn't terrible, but I could tell...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 21,417
Posted By Tundra_Man

I just rode across town and couldn't believe the...

I just rode across town and couldn't believe the difference in the air quality as compared to this morning. It was like a fog had settled on the city and the air smelled thick with smoke. If you'd...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 21,417
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1243: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1243:

We're getting a welcome break from the heat today. It's only supposed to hit 88°F, which is at least ten degrees cooler than it has been the last...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 21,417
Posted By Tundra_Man

That's hardcore!

That's hardcore!
Forum: Commuting
07-20-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 21,417
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: 392
Views: 21,417
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: 392
Views: 21,417
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: 392
Views: 21,417
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: 392
Views: 21,417
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: 392
Views: 21,417
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: 392
Views: 21,417
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: 392
Views: 21,417
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: 392
Views: 21,417
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: 392
Views: 21,417
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: 392
Views: 21,417
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: 392
Views: 21,417
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...
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