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Forum: Commuting
10-14-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 1,458
Views: 254,071
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
Posted By Tundra_Man

That's hardcore!

That's hardcore!
Forum: Commuting
07-20-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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: 319
Views: 14,900
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....
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