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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    Yuck! Hang in there, Josh. I didn`t need surgery, but was out for a week with a small but stubborn (slow moving) kidney stone a couple years ago, so I know how delightful they are
    Thanks, I'm still feeling pretty bad as I've got some chunks that are still in there but I did go out for an easy ride this morning. I was going stircrazy without any saddle time.

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    I drove today because I wasn't looking forward to biking with a mild hangover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    Sounds interesting, AS. I hope you plan to document with some pictures! For what its worth, I`ve ridden a little bit of Interstate 80 (doable, somewhat scary, not pleasant) and often ride a short section of non-interstate freeway to get out of town to the north (actually not a bad ride). Check with legality for your state, and do a careful cage view recon, but don`t discount it completely just because its interstate- it might end up being less evil than the "still scary" route. Are there any multimodal possibilities?
    Ooh! Sounds like a good excuse to try out some NEW TRIES!
    Actually, I've got a pretty strong multimodal possibility. One of my coworkers vanpools from somewhere pretty far away from where I live. My route and his route (driving, but potentially cycling too) intersect about halfway there. So if I ride to the right park-and-ride and meet his vanpool, I can do the part of the trip I really want to stop driving by bike, and ride the van for the part I'm more nervous about.

    It is legal to ride the part of I-90 that I'd need to, and visibility's not terrible. I just don't want to. I think it's most likely between the multi-surface route and the regional highway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burf View Post
    I drove today because I wasn't looking forward to biking with a mild hangover.
    I find it actually helps. Gets the blood flowing, moves those toxins along. Just don't push too hard. I actually used a ride as a recovery from a night of unexpectedly heavy drinking.

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    I didn't ride today because I caught a bee in my mouth on the ride home on Friday and got stung on the inside of my upper lip. Little swelling Friday, got significantly worse over the course of Saturday, and I was somewhat high on Benadryl (been ~20 years since I've taken it) on Sunday to get the swelling down. Still a little bit this morning, so I drove.

    Also I didn't get to do my weekend maintenance (thanks to the Benadryl) so my bike is in a few pieces in the garage, fenders half-installed.

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    I didn't ride today because my job's quite far, and figuring out a feasible way to do it has been tough.

    I was playing around with Google Maps yesterday and found myself up to an 80 mile trip to ride out, pass by the park-and-ride where I might switch to a vanpool, ride the rest of the way to where I work, and then come back on an alternate route. I decided that was a bit much, so I just rode out to the vanpool, climbed a nearby mountain, and rode home. Just getting to the park-and-ride comes out at 16 miles and took me an hour and a quarter. (Ouch! Although not a bad speed for a heavily urban route.)

    Maybe I can figure out a carpool from closer to home. But it's looking more and more like I'm just going to play "cager" this summer.
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    106 degrees f + humidity. I stop commuting at 100deg. Gonna be hotter tomorrow so this post covers for tomorrow too.
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    I didn't ride today because I didnt realize it was raining. I had my bike out, helmet on, opened the garage door and saw the rain falling. Grabbed the car keys and drove. I'm not proud of this. I need some rain gear!
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    Drove into town of ride spot and can smell fuel in the air nah no riding in that!!

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    I'm 563 miles from my bike.

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    Carpooled to allow for a speedy exit to a long(ish) weekend at noon.

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    Eight weeks plus one day without my car.
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    Confession! I've not been riding to work the past month or so! It's been so hot lately here in the Los Angeles area. I was able to get a ride this last Wednesday when it was cool in the morning. Felt good. I also got a new bike too, but I'm using the time off for pimping and upgrading the bike

    I still ride my bike to shop and run errands, but I try to do that in the morning or evening.

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    I didn't ride to work today, because my bike is in the shop. Just bought it 2 weeks ago and I'm getting a weird chirping noise from the wheels. Hoping i can get it back and bike to work a couple more times before fall/rain kick in.

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    Because I'm on vacation and drove seven hours three of the last four days,

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    Complications of showing up at a meeting after work soaked and covered with road grime. It was the first day I've taken my truck to work after selling my car back in mid August.

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    Actually I'm back to commuting by bike. School's back in session, and my car has been sitting in front of my house undriven since Sunday.

    To be honest, I'm about to hop in it and run it to the mechanic. I put a bunch of miles on it this summer. Time for an oil change and I want it checked out since I bought it (used) earlier this year.
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    Too much snow! We got about 6-7" and about half of it is still in the roads, the other half is where I ride. Not enough room for bikes and cars out there today.

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    ^^ We only got 3", but I didn't ride either. Took the dog for a ski out back with the new Marquettes (billed as 70% ski, 30% snowshoe) - fun! They seem like they'll pack my feeder trail to the snowmobile trail system nicely for the fatbike.

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    it's raining

    and cold. F that

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedwards1000 View Post
    I didn’t’ ride today because…
    …I’ve been telecommuting four days per week for the past several months, and so therefore have 3-hour windows of opportunity for real rides in the middle of the day. Much nicer to go belt out 30 miles and at least 3,500 feet of climbing in the dirt up in the hills rather than on the asphalt with maybe 135 feet of climbing.
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    Two days in a row!

    My only excuse today is that the roads still had a ton of slush on them, it's raining and about 33 degrees. I probably could have made it but it would have been in no way enjoyable. And that's really what it's all about.

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    ^^ Looks like a good call, saw this posted by Bridgton ME Police Dept, where there were a few accidents. Miserable here too, my excuse was dogsitting, I can't say I was disappointed to miss it, but she goes home tomorrow. Lots of cold rain and a little wet snow every day, very icky slushy soupy. .
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    ^^ They ain't lying.

    Back on the horse to day - only rain. Pleasant by comparison to yesterday.

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    Gusts forecast for next town at 40+ mph. I find they are under by 10 mph out in the open here. Rain squalls too. Rode the bike stand, not as good but better than nothing. No dumba$$ drivers anyway!

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    i didnt commute today because we are supposed to get a bad winter storm, and ive learned from experience to stay away from the roads when the plows are out. had a close call last year and dont want to experience that again.

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    ^^ Especially with new inexperienced snowplow drivers. It isn't he weather as much as it is the drivers.

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    - Sick with a cold.
    - Up too late on Christmas.
    - Didn't wake up until it 30 min before I was supposed to be at work (12 mile ride)
    - The roads and especially shoulders are covered in snow.
    Otherwise I was all over it.

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    i woke up at the same time i was supposed to be leaving the house. i brought my bike with me to ride home. im so freaking tired though from the last two days of running around with my family.

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    Day off work, winter storm blew through, left 5" of snow, had to take my turn with shoveling the driveway (180' long, BTW), and put the studded tires on the bike. After all that, I was lazy.
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    Roads closed to all but emergency travel. Then there are the morons learning how to go off road without even trying.

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    1-2 feet of snow forecast today. I may have had my last bike commute of 2012. We'll see how well it is cleaned up by Friday.

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    ^^ About 10" expected here. I stayed home to await the furnace guy who never showed or called to cancel. I even went out and snowblowed for him at 7. He is now the ex-furnace guy.

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    Bah, I had to drive again on my last possible commuting day of the year. The roads are still a mess and the lake isn't frozen yet so I can't avoid them. Maybe the trails will be good after the snowmobiles get out on them this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedwards1000 View Post
    The roads are still a mess and the lake isn't frozen yet so I can't avoid them. Maybe the trails will be good after the snowmobiles get out on them this weekend.
    Did you get that one to two feet?
    Maybe the wayward furnace guy will be out packing your snow mobile trails for you since he`s suddenly unemployed.
    Recalculating....

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    I think we only ended up with 10". It's hard to tell since it was blowing a lot. There were some towns that got only rain and some got buried.

    Yeah, but the furnace guy is going to have to sell his sled since he is suddenly unemployed.

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    Still have snow and ice on the roads and trails. Looks like I won't get to ride till next year. :-(

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    Furnace guy is un-fired. He showed up 4 hours late. He had an excuse for not being there earlier, he's a volunteer firefighter, and was here the night before:
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    ^^ Hope that wasn't caused by one of the furnaces he serviced!

    Apparently we needed to wait for the rest of the story.

    Should have rode today as more snow is on the way. Maybe get one in yet this year.

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    ^^ Hope that wasn't caused by one of the furnaces he serviced!


    I was going to suggest that Furnace Guy might have kept the sled but listed his Mukluk on CL. Sounds like a reasonable excuse though, so glad he isn`t in liquidation yet.
    Recalculating....

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    My not riding to work today had nothing to do with the -5F temps...but I didn't really miss it much.

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    Rode too hard last two days and ached too much to fight the cold, damp, and dreary day and the drivers who would not expect me,

    In early December - because I have a concussion and I did not find my good backup glasses right off.

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    i am on holiday still ... did clean the commuting bike though and prep it for when i go back to work on saturday, does that count?
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    Just getting over the flu and starting to feel strong again. Might ride this week if the weather is not total crap.

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    Snowstorm. I was awake in the night trying to come up with a route that would be safe but the main roads around here aren't safe in a storm, We've had too much warm weather to trust the lake just yet and the trails could have 6" of fresh snow on them by evening....So I drove, dammit! This morning would have been a perfect trail commute day.

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    Yesterday the 34 mph winds before the gusts were an issue, as I don't have a pilot's license. Today only 19-23 mph, so I rode.

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    ^^ "Only", huh? Good for you battling that.
    I'm a bit worried about the wind here tomorrow, 20-25 mph with 50 mph gusts, plus 1.1" rain overnight and on the 50F a.m. commute, then a skating rink 23F trip home with a chance of snow. And oh yeah, watch out for the floods from ice jams. Ugh! No mode of transportation looks appealing.

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    I decided not to ride crappy trails this morning for the chance to ride crappy roads this afternoon. I'm betting that this storm is a lot more hype then heap but my rides have been less that great lately so I'm not going to set myself for frustration.

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    Here I am in the confessional thread. Today was the first time I have not ridden to work since October 7, 2011. I have to go to a work function tonight and decided that since I am not going for 100% bike commuting again this year, I would take the car to work. It was a weird feeling...

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    Hehe... I thought about driving Monday (a little bit pressed for time) and it wouldn`t have bothered me too awfully much. One calander year was my goal and now that`s taken care of I won`t stress on a drive day here and there. How`s your goal of improving that recreation : commute ratio going? Going to wait for nice weather to hit the fun rides, or already on it?
    Recalculating....

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodway View Post
    Here I am in the confessional thread. Today was the first time I have not ridden to work since October 7, 2011. I have to go to a work function tonight and decided that since I am not going for 100% bike commuting again this year, I would take the car to work. It was a weird feeling...
    Wow, that's a long time ago. Hope you don't forget where you parked or lock the keys in the car!

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    This round of meds has hit hard. Typong isal srcewed ip and i fyrgit wat the thingy hte seat attaches to iz called. I need my wits about me out there! I can't remember where I put them They were here a minute ago....

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    Again with the snow, that's 2 days off in a row for me The roads are a slushy mess, maybe tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    How`s your goal of improving that recreation : commute ratio going? Going to wait for nice weather to hit the fun rides, or already on it?
    I've been doing trailwork almost every weekend since last November, but we typically put our tools away in early April and then I intend to bust out the Mountain Bikes and do more rec. riding.


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    Wow, that's a long time ago. Hope you don't forget where you parked or lock the keys in the car!
    Haha, my routine was off. A couple weeks ago I was driving with my wife and she was not happy with the way I was driving and said "you need to drive more, I think you are forgetting how".

    I rode my bike today. Fittingly it was raining. But the world is right again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianMc View Post
    This round of meds has hit hard. Typong isal srcewed ip and i fyrgit wat the thingy hte seat attaches to iz called. I need my wits about me out there! I can't remember where I put them They were here a minute ago....

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    A couple weeks ago I was driving with my wife and she was not happy with the way I was driving and said "you need to drive more, I think you are forgetting how".

    She probably didn`t like you yelling "On your left" out the window twice per block. Especially if you were yelling out the passenger window with her ear in the middle.
    Recalculating....

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    I had to do an emergency driveway repair for one of my rentals. It needed to be done while the ground was still frozen so my commute today included about 100 miles of driving with trips back and forth to the gravel pit. I burned more diesel today that I do in months of normal commuting.

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    It was raining cats and dogs. Did see one guy hauling in the rain and praised his willingness to ride in the rain.

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    Because the second car needed struts and snow tire dismounting so not room for the bike in the trunk and the bike rack is set up for the big car. Figured a short wait and ride. Nope. A service meeting and then a discovery of an about to fail brake line that is not stocked. Good they have WiFI I loaded some video and posted in some forums.

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    because my ankle is about 5 sizes too large

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    Front derailleur cable issue - they don't work so well when bent at 90degrees, plus a sheared saddle rail. I'm lucky to have a spare saddle on the parts bike, but have no cables or housing and the LBS is closed until Tuesday to buy them. Probably a good thing as the winds are gusting over 60mph at the moment, killed my commuting streak dead though.

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    broken knuckle from a scuffle last night

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    I haven't been commuting, period, for the last few weeks. I had my last day of classes on the 18th last month, and I've been moving to a new city. 80 miles and all the crap in my room are a little too much for me to do by bike!

    It's not looking good for riding my bike to the new job. It's going to be a 66 mile commute each way. Hopefully I can carpool or something, but I live on the West Coast, so commuter rail is a fiction that people from the East Coast or Europe are trying to convince us of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrwSwitch View Post
    I got a job for the summer. It's a little over 30 miles away by car, and it's in a town I've never visited by bike.

    Wish me luck! TBH, a 60-mile round trip is probably something I'd only do some times a week. I'm not really interested in doing only the latter part by bike, because the nasty traffic I'd like to stop participating in is closer to home.
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    I had my last day of classes on the 18th last month, and I've been moving to a new city. 80 miles and all the crap in my room are a little too much for me to do by bike!

    It's not looking good for riding my bike to the new job. It's going to be a 66 mile commute each way.
    Hmmm...
    It sounds like not much improvement over your last situation. Is it a permanent job, or just filling time between semesters?
    Recalculating....

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    Yikes, 66 miles each way. Ouch. Where did you move to?

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    The new job is permanent. At least I'm far away heading away from Seattle this time. I moved to Bellingham, WA and will be working just south of Everett, WA. My average speed may be over 60 for the trip, although time will tell. This could actually be an easier commute than last summer's, although it's making the car that worked so well as a supplement for moving heavy things or bikes feel like overkill.

    Bellingham is a nice place to live and my wife works here. But after a lot of resumes and a couple interviews, I wasn't able to get a job in my field here. I'd probably move closer to work if that wasn't the same as dragging my wife further away from her job.
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    Winds 20-35 with gusts above that, chance of thunderstorms, lightning, hail, might make 50 and humid (feel like 30's), dreary day, and it is Friday. There are a lot of dolts out there after 3 PM on Fridays. More on rainy days. OMGIF! Calling it a recovery day. Tomorrow promises much better.

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    Too much rain.
    I wish it was perfect weather all the time right?

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    Winds 25-30 mph and the gusts are close to 45 by the feel of them! Howling in the tree tops. Ripping the blossoms off the weeping cherries. Beating the tulips petal-less. I need to get the miles up for another Habitat ride, but not bad enough to be blown into traffic. Several places funnel the winds to even higher levels. Nice 78 and got some exercise digging weeds. Severe storms tonight.

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    Weather kept me home...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nnorton44 View Post
    Weather kept me home...
    You sure got some neat pics from it, though. Very cool looking building in the top one, too.
    Recalculating....

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    Tweaked the hell out of my back last night playing around a little bit with deadlifts at what I thought was a sufficiently light weight. Hopefully I'll be healed enough to ride for Monday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrwSwitch View Post
    The new job is permanent. At least I'm far away heading away from Seattle this time. I moved to Bellingham, WA and will be working just south of Everett, WA. My average speed may be over 60 for the trip, although time will tell. This could actually be an easier commute than last summer's, although it's making the car that worked so well as a supplement for moving heavy things or bikes feel like overkill.

    Bellingham is a nice place to live and my wife works here. But after a lot of resumes and a couple interviews, I wasn't able to get a job in my field here. I'd probably move closer to work if that wasn't the same as dragging my wife further away from her job.
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    I hoped someone would post from the Boston area today. Talk about an excuse!

    Sympathies to all those who were or whose families were affected by all the incidents in the Boston area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    You sure got some neat pics from it, though. Very cool looking building in the top one, too.
    Thanks! Thats the apartment building I live in, great view of downtown Indianapolis!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianMc View Post
    I hoped someone would post from the Boston area today. Talk about an excuse!

    Sympathies to all those who were or whose families were affected by all the incidents in the Boston area.

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    Here's a couple...
    "Amid the lock-down that paralyzed the area, a lone bicycle rider headed across the Longfellow Bridge."
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    ^^ I don't think my eyesight is failing me, but I see two cyclists in that photo.

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    I'll bring this thread back from a sleep.

    I didn't' ride today. There have been other days I haven't rode but usually because it has been logistically impossible to do what I needed to do or there was a foot of snow forecast. No, today is different, I could have rode but didn't because I was out too late at a concert and after my few hours sleep I decided to take the car. I'll do 10 hail Shimanos and ride in a group ride in the morning.

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    I haven't commuted by bike since March. After my last shuffle-up, I'm working a Real Job but the commute is 130 miles round trip. At least I have a carpool going on.

    On the other hand, with my newfound stability I've been riding and running for myself more than ever. Today is a non-ride day, but a planned one.
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    Wowza, 130 miles. How do you find time to ride with a 2+ hour commute each day? I'm lucky that my commute distance is nearly perfect that I can do it every day. That's still out of the house for 11 1/2 hours every day. Hmm, no wonder I'm tired by the end of the week.

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    I've been going on runs once or twice a week during lunch, and my after-work rides are an hour or an hour and a half. Also, my wife is super-supportive and does most of the household stuff. It's her city and she has a 5 minute commute each way, so while I'm certainly grateful, I don't feel guilty about it.

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    Things just kind of got away from me. I was running behind, then went to put on my gear and leave and remembered that my purse (er... front bag) hadn`t yet been restocked with all my lock, makeup, and other essentials, which were still scattered wherever I left them a few weeks ago, THEN the electical tape holding the broken hinge on my sun glases together gave out. At that point I decided I just wasn`t meant to ride in today.
    Recalculating....

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    I wasn't able to bike today because my bike buddy made another lame excuse not to bike today. Again.

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    Wasn't able to ride yesterday evening or all of today due to some horrendous rain coming in on Tampa Bay. Hoping that they pass long enough for me to trek tomorrow morning and ride to my son's PT/OT office after work. I get to ride over a gnarly bridge and fly down the other side at about 25 mph. Highlight of my week.


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    I didn't ride today because I got lazy............ Had to many beers last night. But my wife dropped me off so I brought my bike to ride on my way back home. Hoping to finally mark 1K miles on the bike by this week.

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    Two days off in a row! I guess winter is like that. Yesterday was actually because I had to take a trip for work but today was weather related. Fresh snow, sloppy shoulders, a foot of snow on the lake, no snowmobiles out yet to make the trails passable. Excuses I've got.

    I didn't mind missing yesterday at -15F. I'll ride in it but it isn't my favorite temp.

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    No good

    Because I fell and knocked myself out on dec 4. Dislocated a finger, had surgery, and haven't ridden a bike since. Doc says that it could be a year before the finger functions as normal.

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    ^I can relate. Mine was just over a year before yours. Front tire deflated in turn. Did the helmet saved you from face abrasions?

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    I haven't ridden due to the winter conditions and the lack of a winter/snow capable bike. The fact that we had an ice storm this past weekend didn't help the situation, and neither will the fact that the temps will be below freezing for the next week preventing a thaw.
    The pedals turn, not just the left one, but the right one too.
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    Re: The confessional: I didn’t’ ride today because…

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    ^I can relate. Mine was just over a year before yours. Front tire deflated in turn. Did the helmet saved you from face abrasions?
    Helmet saved me from worse. Some abrasions on face, looked awefull, but those healed in a week.

    Stitches go out tomorrow, hope doc is satisfied with the result

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    ^ Lost a helmet, brifter, a pedal, and many bike clothes as they cut them off me. It took another month post stitches to get the face so that it scared children about the same as it used to. I hope you heal faster.

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    Stayed out way too late last night with some priest friends of mine, so it meant that there was no way I was getting up at 0500 to commute 9 miles and fight traffic. Luckily, we only had a half day today and tomorrow, so I didn't feel bad taking the minivan while the wife and kids stayed home.

    But, everything is set up and ready to go tomorrow. Installed rear rack with panniers, so I don't have so much weight in the backpack, and I've got more space to slap lights on the back. Lol.
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    I have been a pretty consistent commuter for quite some time but here recently there have been a lot of days where I am at work at 5am and not leaving until 6pm. There have been a number of those days where I got lazy and drove instead of pedaled in.

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    Broken clavicle, I'm not sure when the next time I'll be able to ride will be. I'll probably be able to so some road rides soon but nothing that is jarring or risks a crash for over a month. There goes the winter biking season.

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    ^^That`ll do it allright. Be careful about that "risks a crash" part when it comes to possible ice. I`m sure you`re going to be antsy, but take your time so you don`t turn several weeks into several months.
    Recalculating....

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    ^^Yeah, it's tough to be hurting, but its really tough to be kept from what you like to do and your normal routine.

    A skiing friend is off the skis after cortisone etc. stopped working, and now titanium knees are planned. She's going so nuts she was driven to making a music video - with a Yeti. Throwdown, Bedwards!

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    Making a music video with a Yeti hasn't crossed my mind yet so I think I am safe. I did get a Contour Roam2 helmet cam for X-mas so I've got the tech to make a Yeti video. Is it posted somewhere?

    The thing that really pisses me off is that I've been *****ing about the lousy fatbike riding and the trails not being right (especially last Thursday) and now they are stinking perfect. Perfect I tell you.

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    I cried uncle and took the car today. The race on Sun and 20 miles of snowy trails a few days in a row has my legs and knees screaming "Take a rest day!" Oh, and I needed the car for a dentist appointment this afternoon.

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