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Forum: Commuting
06-07-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,129
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1433: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1433:

Woke up this morning to discover the forecast had changed. It was originally supposed to rain today, so I had packed my panniers and was planning on...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,129
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1424: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1424:

Wheeled my bike out of the garage, hopped on and SNAP! My chain broke. Glad it happened in the driveway and not halfway to work. Turns out my missing...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,129
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1419: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1419:

Today was my first commute since last Wed. The morning was nice at 51°F and there was hardly any wind. I took the road bike. But today's commute...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,129
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1416: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1416:

Spring suddenly showed up this morning. The morning temps jumped from the 20s and 30s last week to 61°F. I wore shorts.

The wind was blowing hard...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,129
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1414: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1414:

Lapse in judgement today. It was supposed to rain during the night, and taper off during the morning.

When I got up the roads were damp, but no...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,129
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1412: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1412:

The last two mornings have had wind speeds more in line with normal for South Dakota (10-20 mph.) Are we finally done with the constant 20+ mph winds...
Forum: Commuting
04-25-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,129
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1406: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1406:

Temp this morning was 31°F, which was warmer than the morning temps we had last week so hopefully spring is finally starting to arrive. A little bit...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,129
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1399: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1399:

Kept waking up during the night due to the howling wind. At one point I got up and investigated because I thought there was a truck idling outside....
Forum: Commuting
04-13-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,129
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1398: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1398:

The wind still continues to howl. The forecast I saw this morning said "unrelenting winds into the foreseeable future." I believe I've counted two...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,129
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1393: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1393:

Woke up to hear the wind howling again this morning. Today it's blowing from the northwest, which was the same direction I was traveling to the...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,129
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1392: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1392:

Another windy day. I think we've had one day with the wind below 20 mph in the last three weeks. This morning after I woke and laid in bed I could...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,129
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1385: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1385:

While last week was unseasonably warm with temps in the upper 50s, this week has been more typical "South Dakota spring" with high temps in the 30s...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,129
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1379: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1379:

What a difference a week makes. Last week was low-single digit temps in the morning with wind chills well below 0°F, and highs in the teens to low...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,129
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1371: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1371:

Last week I missed a few days of work due to a bad cold. I lounged around a good chunk of the weekend trying to recover. This morning I awoke still...
02-28-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 138,527
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: 146
Views: 5,129
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: 146
Views: 5,129
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
02-03-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,129
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1356: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1356:

Temp this morning was projected to be a -9°F, so before I went to bed I made plans to do a split commute by throwing my bike on the rack and riding...
Forum: Commuting
02-01-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,129
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute numbers 1354: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute numbers 1354:

High wind warning today. Steady winds at 25 mph gusting well into the 40 mph range at times. This morning's temp started at 21°F and will decline...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,129
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: 146
Views: 5,129
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: 146
Views: 5,129
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: 146
Views: 5,129
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: 146
Views: 5,129
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: 615
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: 146
Views: 5,129
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: 25,821
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: 25,821
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: 25,821
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: 25,821
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: 25,821
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: 25,821
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: 25,821
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: 25,821
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: 25,821
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: 25,821
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: 25,821
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: 25,821
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: 25,821
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: 25,821
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: 25,821
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: 25,821
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: 25,821
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: 25,821
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: 25,821
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: 25,821
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: 25,821
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: 25,821
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: 25,821
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: 1,513
Views: 282,098
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.
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