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  1. #226
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    Quote Originally Posted by Straz85 View Post
    How long?
    Oops, missed this.

    65 miles. :-P
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    I live 30+ miles from work.

    I really miss the job I had a few years ago that was only 9 miles from home. I used to commute by bike 2-3 days a week.

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    I was a little over 2 miles from grad school. Very convenient! The summer job I had that was a few miles further out, with storage for a fancy bike during the day and the possibility of a couple nice detours on the way back was even better.
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    Back to back meetings after work so I needed a car to make it to them on time. Too bad because it is a beautiful day out there for a ride.

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    I had hip surgery in March and have been chomping at the bit to get back out there. If the weather cooperates, I hope Friday will be my return to part-time commuting. With a new bike too!

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    Hey TrailRunner, I wondered where you were. You posted quite a bit for a while and then disappeared off the commuting forum. Hip surgery does not sound fun, running injury? (Makes note to see chiropractor about nagging hip flexor pain in right hip) New bike does sound fun.

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    Hey bedwards! Thanks for noticing my absence! First I disappeared because Wisconsin went into a deep freeze this winter My commute is long and I am a wimp. It also doesn't help that my bike path becomes a snowmobile trail during that time of the year. Then I had surgery in early spring to fix my torn labrum and shave off some bone in there. I suppose it could be called a running injury - running definitely didn't help, but the extra bone on my femur that had been wearing away at my labrum causing it to tear is congenital. Either way, I am feeling much better these days and can't wait to start riding to work again.

    My new bike is a 2013 Salsa Colossal 2. I just took a road trip up to Minneapolis to pick her up yesterday. So needless to say, I am a little excited!

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    I have had no energy the last couple weeks. The bikes are VERY clean and well tuned though, ready for a good thrashing!

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    Riding to work and my saddle snapped was less then half way home, then a runner cut in front of me and I hit them. Everyone is fine, so I drove to work.
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    Damn Pink!! Glad that everyone is OK. Any pics of the saddle, and how the heck did it snap?
    The pedals turn, not just the left one, but the right one too.
    2015 miles: 651/5000

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    The confessional: I didn’t’ ride today because…

    I'm sick with a headache, cough, bowels...I also needed to conduct some bike maintenance & install some new parts.

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    Three things: wind, wind, and more wind.

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    Tornado touched down in my neighborhood last night. Lots of debris everywhere and little sleep. We're supposed to get more strong storms tonight. Ah, Midwest in the summer!

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    Whoa! Glad you are OK to post. That seems like a good reason not to ride. Although getting around on a bike could be easier than in a car. I'm glad tornadoes aren't on the list of things we need to worry about in Maine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiTrailRunner View Post
    Tornado touched down in my neighborhood last night. Lots of debris everywhere and little sleep. We're supposed to get more strong storms tonight. Ah, Midwest in the summer!
    Yeah, that's pretty high on the scale of good excuses. Glad you were not hurt WiTrail!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiTrailRunner View Post
    Tornado touched down in my neighborhood last night. Lots of debris everywhere and little sleep. We're supposed to get more strong storms tonight. Ah, Midwest in the summer!
    Wow! Tornadoes must be so scary. We have nothing even remotely that scary. Even Sandy was only scary if you lived on the coast, and that was the most damaging storm the northeast has had in years. Hope everything is okay!

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    Everyone I know is okay; no fatalities, thankfully. No damage to my place as far as I am aware. I was woken up at midnight by the sirens and was up till at least 2am or so. It didn't seem so bad at my house (I'm one of those people who peers out the window instead of going downstairs...I know, bad idea.) The dog and I will go for a walk after work to access the damage around the neighborhood, but the photos out there on the news sites are pretty wild. An elementary school that I run/bike by all the time got hit. We're scheduled for more storms tonight and all week. Living in the Midwest you sort of get used to tornadoes, but it's pretty scary when they're so close. These are less than a mile from my house.

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    My knee is phucked

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    Woke up 3 hours after my phone's alarm was supposed to wake me up, to find a notification on my phone saying something to the effect of "hey you missed your alarm." Thanks, clock app. That wasn't your job or anything.

    Was already on the fence about riding since I have to be home at 3 to get the kid off the bus, then pack my car and drive ~7 hours to drop her off with her grandparents for a vacation. It makes me crazy that I rode through obnoxious, humid heat and scattered thunderstorms early week and now that the weather has been absolutely perfect the last 2 days I haven't ridden.

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    Thunderstorms with *lots* of lightning.

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    The roads are still partially covered with snow, not good for 10+miles.
    The trails are buried in snow, not good at all.
    The temperature was -10F, not good for my motivation to do anything about the above.

    More snow on the way tomorrow. This is going to be a very low riding week.

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    Warmed up today but the forecast is calling for rain all day with temperatures hovering at 32F. I don't have studs, so I'm not willing to risk the freezing rain/sleet that the weather service is warning about.

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    Similar to Kleebs here - we got the rain, and it froze already. Temps just hovering right under freezing for the day. We are forecasted for a bit more rain, mixed with sleet and possibly snow. Even on the fat bike, the ice can be treacherous so will pass.
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    Didn't ride yesterday

    Curling the night before drank a little too much...

    Slept in

    Got up dressed for the ride got all the way down the first hill and realized I had a flat...

    Rode back up the hill made it before the rim was touching.

    Got off changed into work clothes and drove in.

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    4th day into the flu.

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