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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?
    "old enough to know better. too old to care."

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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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