• 12-20-2012
    BigE610
    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.
  • 12-20-2012
    BrianMc
    ^^ Especially with new inexperienced snowplow drivers. It isn't he weather as much as it is the drivers.

    BrianMc
  • 12-26-2012
    bedwards1000
    - 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.
  • 12-26-2012
    BigE610
    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.
  • 12-26-2012
    bigpedaler
    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.
  • 12-26-2012
    BrianMc
    Roads closed to all but emergency travel. Then there are the morons learning how to go off road without even trying.

    BrianMc
  • 12-27-2012
    Because I am sick!
  • 12-27-2012
    bedwards1000
    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.
  • 12-27-2012
    mtbxplorer
    ^^ 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.
  • 12-28-2012
    bedwards1000
    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.
  • 12-28-2012
    rodar y rodar
    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.
  • 12-28-2012
    bedwards1000
    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.
  • 12-28-2012
    p08757
    Still have snow and ice on the roads and trails. Looks like I won't get to ride till next year. :-(
  • 12-28-2012
    mtbxplorer
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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:
  • 12-28-2012
    BrianMc
    ^^ 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.

    BrianMc
  • 12-28-2012
    rodar y rodar
    ^^ Hope that wasn't caused by one of the furnaces he serviced!
    :eek:

    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.
  • 01-03-2013
    bedwards1000
    My not riding to work today had nothing to do with the -5F temps...but I didn't really miss it much.
  • 01-10-2013
    BrianMc
    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.

    BrianMc
  • 01-14-2013
    hoogie
    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?
  • 01-15-2013
    Boomcha
    Just getting over the flu and starting to feel strong again. Might ride this week if the weather is not total crap.
  • 01-16-2013
    bedwards1000
    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.
  • 01-30-2013
    BrianMc
    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.

    BrianMC
  • 01-30-2013
    mtbxplorer
    ^^ "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.
  • 02-27-2013
    bedwards1000
    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.
  • 02-27-2013
    woodway
    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...