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    ^^ I did the same, also due to a knee twinge yesterday. I didn't have the GPS, but someone said that race was a 700' climb/4 mile lap, so I'd say your legs could use a rest after 2800' in those conditions.

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    I rode with the GPS and it recorded it as 2749' of climbing. My 4 commutes for the last 2 days started with glee and optimism over the great snow conditions and ended with me struggling to climb the hills I ride everyday.

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    - We're getting a foot of snow today
    - I have an appointment after work
    - My legs are begging for a rest
    - I've got some form of a cold

    Otherwise I'd be itching to take the bike.

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    ...I changed my mind after getting suited up and driving 4 miles downtown with the bike to my commute lot. A strangely greasy snow even though it was 16F - it sounded icy when I went out with the dogs at 5:30 am. Something to do with "conveyors belts" according to the weather guy. Drives home were 2-3x normal, and maybe 9" of snow now.

    Getting excited for the Olympics, supposedly 20% of US team are Vermonters.

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    Too much snow! About a foot most places, and drifted 2' everywhere I have to shovel. For some reason, the plow had not been by when I left at 9 (work was delayed due to snow), so the first 1.5 miles were dicey even with the AWD. Luckily it is downhill and there were some tracks from other drivers.

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    We had additional snow in the forecast which we are now getting, so...no bike.
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    Ditto, we got over a foot. The trails aren't packed and the roads weren't fit for bikes. Another 4"-8" on the way.

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    It was supposed to stop early morning but is still snowing and blowing. As much as 20 inches in VT and Schott may be digging out from 30" in NH, though I didn't hear where in NH that was.

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    Three inches accumulated and maybe two melted on the roads before it started to stay mid-afternoon. Too many here with half worn out or nearly bald 4 season tires on cars and too little experience driving in snow (we could avoid what we had last year). Most just get home and stay there or don't leave in the first place. Those narrow shoulder-less roads get narrower as the plows don't clear it all, and too many drivers drive like they are playing chicken. So we are more like Atlanta and less like Erie, PA.

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    I haven't ridden ridden my Kona for a while partly due to neck issues earlier this year, partly due to persistent 40 mph winds here, and partly due to it being on the stand with the rear wheel off and waiting for me to fix a protruding spoke (when that tube let go it was pretty awesome). I did however, get in some leg time on my Raleigh road bike today.

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    I wanted to ride but I have my first monster cold in years. I see a nap in my near future. Maybe I'll dream of cycling with a 60 mph Chinook square behind!

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

    A severe case of patellar tendinitis. Flared up less than 100 yards into a 2-mile run to start last Sunday's duathlon event in Lawrence, KS. Limped/ran the 2 miles just to get to the bike and take the stress of my knee. 10-mile ride to finish off the duathlon then a 10-mile time trial race a couple hours later. Borrowed some crutches on Monday to get around work for the week. Won't be running for awhile, but doc says getting back on the bike is a quicker likelihood before jogging/ Sucks being old and too stubborn to know when to quit.

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    ^^ Having birthdays still seems the better alternative. That may change, but for now, getting older is the better option.

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    Today was the first time I've driven to work since early 2010.

    But I've got a meeting after work, and my wife's out of town and I have a dog to attend to. Even with the car, and even leaving work early it's going to be tight.

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    That's a heck of a record Newf.

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    Darn my wife and her pesky job!

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    I was mentally past riding in messy slushy snow for this season, so I drove. Judging by the roads I made the right choice. My back road option wasn't available because the ice is gone.

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    because I was hung over and heading into a 16 hour shift. Damn cinco de mayo.

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    A crash in a race knocked me off the bike for all of last week. To get to work I variously tried driving my car, driving the company car, riding the subway, riding the bus, and getting a ride from a coworker.

    Collectively, these alternate transportation methods resulted in 10 hours of my life I'll never get back.
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    The confessional: I didn’t’ ride today because…

    Forgot to charge my lights last night. Went to turn on the headlight and got nothing. Had to call a buddy who works down the street from my office for a ride. Good times.
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    Found out the other day my wife's car is overdue for an inspection sticker. I had to drop it off at the mechanic across the street from work to get that done, so I didn't ride today. Last thing I want is for her to get a ticket and our insurance to go up. I need to stay on top of her maintaining her car, otherwise it would get one oil change every 20k miles. Hopefully that's the only day this month I have to drive in...

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    Second day in a row with no riding. Yesterday was due to a huge storm that rolled through. Today, same thing. Temperature dropped 13 degrees in the last 10 minutes due to this storm moving in. I would ride in the 80's and rain. 80's, rain, and thunder and lightning, no. It isn't done yet either, so here I sit, waiting until I need to leave for work in my car, listening to the rain and thunder. National bike to work week is turning into a fail for me. I might get one day in this week. Off tomorrow, possibly a ride Thursday, and more storms forecasted for Friday.
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    ^^^
    I'm sitting out any bike to work anything totally this year. Commute's just too damn long. I'd pretty much get to work and turn right around.

    So you're doing better than me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrwSwitch View Post
    ^^^
    I'm sitting out any bike to work anything totally this year. Commute's just too damn long. I'd pretty much get to work and turn right around.

    So you're doing better than me.
    How long?

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    Taking the day off of riding tomorrow. Injured my hand at work on Friday, with a decent sized gash across the palm of my left hand. Rode 1 mile to the bike shop to get some short finger gloves for the summer and I almost couldn't make it. The cut is right where I rest my hands on the bar. It was agonizing. Going to let that heal up a bit more before I ride to work.
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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?
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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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    The rain has now turned into a snowy sleet mix. This is why I am afraid that as long as I live here, I will never be able to go car free.
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    Work has been completly exhausting. Like physically breaking down exhausting.
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    I planned to use the time to take a longer snowshoe with the dog in the fluffy 13" we got a couple days ago. I did, but when we got within 10 minutes of the house, he took off on a flier after a deer, e-collar be damned. I caught up with him off-trail in the woods about a mile from home. Despite bounding through deep snow for an hour and a half at -5F, he was not even breathing hard. I drove to work still wearing my snowshoeing gear and was 30 minutes late. And just 2 days ago I was so proud that he watched 2 deer trot by on the same knoll and he stayed on the trail and came when called.

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    I think you need to look into the supercharger option for the e-collar. TASER mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedwards1000 View Post
    I think you need to look into the supercharger option for the e-collar. TASER mode.
    Believe me, I have thought exactly the same thing! I could not see him, but heard him "kai-yai" at least 4 times, which you would think would at least let the deer get away and cause him to lose interest, but the tracker showed he kept running. Today I harnessed him up for a skijoor instead...he could not run off but still put his nose in nearly every deer track.

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    ^ That'll do it, jl! Strong quads!

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

    I didn't ride today because I hammered it home the last 3 days. The mild weather got me all excited for summer riding and I beat my record time on the 20km ride home twice this week (my winter beater bike record). Legs need a rest.


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

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    Wife had the day off. She doesnt ride and Im whipped!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texan-n-Fla View Post
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    You get no sympathy from me here. I would ride in 26° weather daily right now. Currently a balmy 9° right now, and I didn't ride because I am just sick of the cold. Going to ride Sunday.
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    The confessional: I didn’t’ ride today because…

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    You get no sympathy from me here. I would ride in 26° weather daily right now. Currently a balmy 9° right now, and I didn't ride because I am just sick of the cold. Going to ride Sunday.
    Yes, but you have the gear to handle such temps. I'm good until about 35 or so, and then I start running out of options. If I had the gear, it wouldn't be an issue.
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    Started getting a hint of sick yesterday, scratchy soft palate. Broke out my netti pot, and again this morning. No improvement, and I'm not going out at 0F with a sore throat. Last time I did that, it was like gargling glass for a week.

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    I'm in the same boat, but I rode in this morning. I've got a show tonight, and need my voice. Hot Toddies it is!
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    Mondays are normally a good ride in but today I skipped because my new routine for other exercise is kicking my butt, and I'm trying to get back into running consistently so my arms and calves hurt.
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    Cold. Low of -2F tonight and the windchill will be far too low to ride.
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    TenSpeed. As a riding friend of mine says "There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad gear." Last Thursday ambient temp was -5 here, wind chill with forward motion was about -15. I was quite comfortable, actually a bit roastie toastie.

    I didn't ride today because my back is tweaked. I tried to suit up this morning. Got my tights on, shoes on, couldn't buckle the ratchet and I couldn't even think about muscling my neoprene booties on.

    Chiropractor tomorrow.
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    ...I played hooky and rode at Kingdom Trails with a coworker who got a fatbike this year. The conditions were absolutely stellar!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeCOLORADO View Post
    TenSpeed. As a riding friend of mine says "There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad gear." Last Thursday ambient temp was -5 here, wind chill with forward motion was about -15. I was quite comfortable, actually a bit roastie toastie.

    I didn't ride today because my back is tweaked. I tried to suit up this morning. Got my tights on, shoes on, couldn't buckle the ratchet and I couldn't even think about muscling my neoprene booties on.

    Chiropractor tomorrow.
    Reynaud's is the only thing holding me back. I will be looking into heated grips and/or gloves. If I could do that, the temp wouldn't be an issue at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texan-n-Fla View Post
    I'm in the same boat, but I rode in this morning. I've got a show tonight, and need my voice. Hot Toddies it is!
    What kind of show?

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

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    What kind of show?
    Blues rock
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texan-n-Fla View Post
    Blues rock
    Nice. I'm the bassist in a blues trio here, so I had to ask.

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    Nice! It was a solo acoustic guitar and vocal.
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    Wife had several contractions last night, so I came home early from guys night. Thought for sure it was gonna happen, but still no baby. Took the minivan in this morning, just in case. I can usually make it home in around the same amount of time as driving because of lights, I save not having to change clothes and get the bike ready.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texan-n-Fla View Post
    Wife had several contractions last night, so I came home early from guys night. Thought for sure it was gonna happen, but still no baby. Took the minivan in this morning, just in case. I can usually make it home in around the same amount of time as driving because of lights, I save not having to change clothes and get the bike ready.
    Well, congrats in advance. My son was hard pressed to come out too. Our doctor told my wife needed to be induced (by my count we were two weeks early) and that didn't work (mid-wife using homeopathic stuff). The next week we tried again and nothing. The following morning they broke her water to start things rolling and it still took 19 hours of labor. So have fun with that right? He's 15 now and 6'3"/178#. He wants to get serious about cycling this summer to get his legs ready for next football/basketball/soccer season.
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    This is #4 for us, so we've got a good idea of what's up. But our daughter, the youngest, took a fast 3 hours from the start of labor to when she was born.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texan-n-Fla View Post
    This is #4 for us, so we've got a good idea of what's up. But our daughter, the youngest, took a fast 3 hours from the start of labor to when she was born.
    Don't know if that's a rule, but subsequent labors seem to get faster. My older sister was 18 hours of labor, my younger brother was basically born in the waiting room. No wonder mom always liked him best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texan-n-Fla View Post
    Wife had several contractions last night, so I came home early from guys night. Thought for sure it was gonna happen, but still no baby. Took the minivan in this morning, just in case. I can usually make it home in around the same amount of time as driving because of lights, I save not having to change clothes and get the bike ready.
    Congrats, Tex. Better reason than I've got. Woke up late
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    The confessional: I didn’t’ ride today because…

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    Congrats, Tex. Better reason than I've got. Woke up late
    Thanks! Though, to be honest, I did that too. But only with the knowledge that I would be driving the minivan in to the office.
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    wife won't "let" me ride home in the dark, so she drives the car ten miles to pick me up every night. until the sun is up past 9:00 pm, I don't see the point in riding to work when she is just going to waste gas driving all the way down to my job to shove my bike in the car so I can drive home. waste of my time, gas, and her time, so i just drive now and ride recreationally on my day off. I am not about to just pedal home with her on my tail in the car the whole time.

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    ^^That's too bad. I've always thought I was more visible with my lights than not. DST starts this weekend so it won't be long.

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    A fellow rider saw me from his car this morning and snapped this pic, ride with lights day or night!

    Get some lights, a bright reflective jacket and ride day or night.

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    my bike could be mistaken for an alien UFO, day or night. front and rear lights on my helmet, day-glo clothing, front and rear lights on the bike, front spoke light, reflective stickers on the rear wheel. I am more visible than any car. she is still totally brainwashed by years of anti-bike propaganda to think that I am not safe riding home at night. I am probably much safer at night due to the reduced traffic and contrast of my lights against a dark environment, but I can't reason with that kind of logic.
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    Didn't do laundry...

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    Two words: Patellar Tendonitis. Will still be down for about another week.

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    Usually, like today, wasn't organized and didn't have time to round up gear or food. Also not too driven to stay riding my studded bike
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    Still waiting for the patellar tendonitis to go away. May take out the Kona tomorrow for a short hop regardless (the Raleigh is still being modified).

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    Woke up way too late. I was up last night trying to change the stock rotors out, and couldn't get 4 rotor bolts loose. They're cheap steel, so they immediately stripped out. Tried cutting slots for a flat headed screwdriver, and still couldn't get them to budge. I'll be heating them up this weekend to see if that makes a difference. But, I'll make up for the missed morning commute by doing "keep up with traffic during rush hour" intervals to meet up with the wifey tonight.
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    Switched it up and walked a majority of the way to work today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrm View Post
    Switched it up and walked a majority of the way to work today.
    How far away is work? I've thought of doing the same every once in awhile, but I live almost 7 miles away, taking the shortest route. That means that I would have to leave at 4 am to be at the office on time.
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    Works about 5 miles away or a 10 mile round trip. I usually use a bus or the subway to bridge some of the gap and walk the rest. On Fridays i usually take my time getting home stopping at the pub and/or thrift shops on the way.

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    That's not too bad. While the bus system here is fairly decent, it would be a logistical nightmare to make it from home to work. I would have to board 4 busses to make it happen.
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    I did not ride the bike to work today, because i do not have to work on saturdays :-)

    And next monday i wont because i have to go somewhere else after work, by bike would take too long :-(

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    Forecast included thunderstorms for my ride in and ride home. I am a wimp, who doesn't like to get wet.

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    Alternate morning activities yesterday on the fresh snow. The base is still 1-2 feet.
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    It's hard to imagine that tonight I'll be taking a dip in the warm Gulf waters while you go running through snow. Great video, though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbxplorer View Post
    Alternate morning activities yesterday on the fresh snow. The base is still 1-2 feet.
    My dog would so much not be into that.

    So when is all of your snow normally gone? This has been a wacky winter on both sides of the continent, and we're maybe a week ahead of schedule here. Are you months behind, or is all that snow pretty normal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbxplorer View Post
    Alternate morning activities yesterday on the fresh snow. The base is still 1-2 feet.
    Nice! I think today's rain and this weekend's warm temps are going to finally put a dent in our snow base.

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    I slept in, going to be late, have no lunch, but im riding anyways!
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