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    Quote Originally Posted by L4NE4 View Post
    Commutes have been great lately, legs feelin good and having great weather. Although this morning was a little chilly. What are you guys using for a light jacket (maybe light rain jacket)?
    I have a long sleeve thermal jersey from Nashbar that is a bit too big on me that I wear over my normal jersey on cool days. I don't usually use it until we get into the low 50s. Cooler than that I pop a fleece jacket over the top and I'm good to the low 30s.

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    It's connected where the brakes are. Dunno what the rack is. I actually put the Blackburn rack I had on there and plan on giving that one to my girlfriend. She's been wanting one... Maybe I'll wait until Christmas .

    Today was the first non recreational ride on it. Excellent handling when loaded with panniers. I greatly appreciate drop bars for hand positioning and better aerodynamic ability of riding positions. Wind ain't got nothing anymore. 17.3mph through a headwind today. I'll take it!
    Do you know what year yours is? I believe mine is a 1977 model. Wish mine was black, but the pink (formerly red) gets a lot of looks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobi View Post
    Do you know what year yours is? I believe mine is a 1977 model. Wish mine was black, but the pink (formerly red) gets a lot of looks!
    I think mine is 1977 too! That's how it specs out when I look at components and color scheme. Also for a few years in the 80's they made them from carbon steel, not chromoly. I think that's when they dropped the "12.2".

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    Fairly uneventful ride. No hooks or bad passing. No bike computer, no pulse, no speed, no Strava! At my age, I make a new record every time I ride just by riding. Just ride and enjoy. Not stinking hot, Unusually cool weather.

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    Brought in the newly converted Karate Monkey from SS to XX1 all kitted out for a trip to Western Australia and the 700 mile Munda Biddi trail in mid September. The XX1 is ultimately destined for a different bike but thought I may as well use it for this trip which I bottled out of attempting SS.
    All appears to be working well smooth and precise shifting, was a little concerned about how it would like the Surley horizontal dropouts but that appears to have been unfounded. The 30/10 combo is a little low for paved cycle tracks but made for a casual, relaxed and altogether pleasant change, if somewhat slower, to my usual high stress free for all on the road bike at rush hour.
    I will give it a proper test on 15 to 20 miles of single track some of it steep this evening on the way home. As long as the promised lightening storm doesn't appear - in which case I will get the bus home and try again tomorrow.

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    Ride in was crap. Strong headwind most of the way in. Was making what I thought was decent time, but it wasn't. Had an issue with a pedestrian who crossed the street in the middle, not at a crossing, while looking down at his phone, not paying attention at all. I came fairly close to him as he passed, and yelled "they make crosswalks you know" as I buzzed by. Startled him, because he never saw me because he was ass deep in his phone. Not a half mile later, I yelled at the Coca Cola delivery guy, who parked his huge ass truck in the bike lane, and was unloading, street side, not sidewalk side. Screamed at him as I went by that it wasn't a parking spot. I felt like those two incidents put me in a bad mood. Got a call from a great friend when I got to work, which changed the day around. Ride home was fast. Cooler nights, less traffic right now, and an almost open road just lets me open it up.

    New light set up is pretty ideal and will work for me I think. As I crossed the halfway point on the MUP - I ran into the guy that had crashed a few weeks back that I stopped to help. We rode the rest of the way using my lights instead of the LED flash on his cellphone. He was OK after the crash, just a contusion on his leg that put him off his feet for a day. He thanked me for stopping again as we parted ways at the end.
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    I've been riding my singlespeed again now that my back is finally almost normal. The geared bike can be faster on the flats and downhills, but the singlespeed is faster overall. Speed going uphill is so much faster. (Plus, I had a nasty case of chain suck on the geared bike and haven't felt like digging the chain out yet.)

    Weather this summer has been mostly pleasant. The hot days aren't as hot as usual and the humidity is manageable. We've even been able to turn of the AC in the house and open the windows for days on end, which is unusual in August.

    Overall, my commutes have been uneventful, minus a few incidents. A couple weeks ago, a car took a left turn and swerved almost completely into my lane. I hit the brakes, and the driver finally started paying attention and swerved back over. It wasn't a terribly close call, but it got my blood flowing.

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    Yep, it's definitely starting to get chillier in the mornings here too. So far I've gotten away with just arm warmers and a t-shirt, but this morning I threw on gloves over my bike gloves. Sigh. A reminder that fall will be here soon and my commuting season will end in a few short months. Otherwise my ride was just lovely.

    As for jackets, I really love my Patagonia Wind Shield jacket. Not sure if they make that anymore. Patagonia is expensive, but luckily my sister-in-law gets me a hefty discount through her work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiTrailRunner View Post
    Yep, it's definitely starting to get chillier in the mornings here too. So far I've gotten away with just arm warmers and a t-shirt, but this morning I threw on gloves over my bike gloves. Sigh. A reminder that fall will be here soon and my commuting season will end in a few short months. Otherwise my ride was just lovely.

    As for jackets, I really love my Patagonia Wind Shield jacket. Not sure if they make that anymore. Patagonia is expensive, but luckily my sister-in-law gets me a hefty discount through her work.
    Patagonia makes good stuff, but like you said, expensive. I find that REI or EMS brand clothing are 90% as good for 70% the price. Plus you can get better discounts at the end of the season. Or Pearl Izumi, there seems to be better discounts on that than Patagonia, and you can get "Screaming Yellow" which makes you quite visible.

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    Decent commute this AM. Dark and a bit chilly, but not raining...yet. I really find I'm not looking forward to the dark mornings before we get snow. I always feel like I need so many more lights then to be able to see and to be seen - but don't need them for the evening ride. Once it snows I am usually fine with just a single light up front - sometimes no light at all if the moon is full (but only on the MUP where I don't have to worry about cars.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TenSpeed View Post
    Ride in was crap. Strong headwind most of the way in. Was making what I thought was decent time, but it wasn't. Had an issue with a pedestrian who crossed the street in the middle, not at a crossing, while looking down at his phone, not paying attention at all. I came fairly close to him as he passed, and yelled "they make crosswalks you know" as I buzzed by. Startled him, because he never saw me because he was ass deep in his phone.
    In looking forward to this whenever the bulk of students get back to campus next week. Everyone will be looking at their cell phones and not the road/mup. And they can't hear you because they have headphones in with music full blast.

    I'm 22 and I feel like an old man now. Sometimes I might identify too closely with Hank Hill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    In looking forward to this whenever the bulk of students get back to campus next week. Everyone will be looking at their cell phones and not the road/mup. And they can't hear you because they have headphones in with music full blast.

    I'm 22 and I feel like an old man now. Sometimes I might identify too closely with Hank Hill.
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    Back to commuting after about a week and a half away from it. Camping trip, flat tire I was to lazy to fix that evening, etc., and suddenly over a week is gone. Felt if I drove in again today it'd be that much harder tomorrow. . .hot and muggy but I notice the sun isn't nearly as high in the sky as it was two months ago when I set out at 5:50 a.m. Looks like fall is quickly approaching.

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    I sold my SS cross bike in the hopes of funding a fat bike. Was missing it this morning. Love my road bike, but stuff was a little damp from showers last night, so something stuck to my tire and punctured it. Its only my second flat of the year after like 2200 miles of riding so I guess thats not bad? (Third if you count a dried up stans incident, I don't because I never ended up putting in a tube on trail)

    Chilly too, like 50 degrees when I started. Should make for a nice ride home if my tire stays inflated, I'm out of CO2
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    New record ride for me, not really a commute but my Friday night group ride. 52 miles. It was a crazy night lets just say that. Headed out with a small group of people including a guy on a Catrike low recumbent. Have never ridden with one of those before, but this guy was moving out. We cruised around, got some miles in, and then it happened. His chain broke. We were in the parking lot of a huge 24 hour store similar to Wal-Mart, but higher class. On a whim, we went in to check out their bike section, which is exactly like Wal-Mart. No. No way. THEY HAVE A FREAKING CHAIN TOOL!!! Unreal. $5 later and we are back at it in the parking lot trying to fix this chain. Get it fixed, he test rides it in the lot, and bam, it breaks again. So what do we do? Yank the chain, and tow him home. Now, here is where it gets interesting. It is already almost 1 am and the temps are dropping. We are about 8 miles or so from this guys house, and us you are wondering about? Yeah, we are all on fixed gear bikes. Guy has some 5050 rope in his bag, we concoct a make shift tow rope, and slowly make our way back. It was absolutely comical. We were cracking jokes and just having a blast. Had to take it kind of slow so nothing happened, but we made it. I am absolutely exhausted right now. Stretching out my legs as much as possible to make them stop throbbing.

    New Shimano shoes were spectacular, as was the new Canari liner I picked up from REI. Luckily I packed a warmer top layer and wind proof gloves for after the sun went down. Currently mid 50's as I write this, and it was in the upper 50's when I got home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forster View Post
    Our High Schools started this week and there's no safe place to ride.
    Yes. Ride and home before 3 PM or wait until 4:00 for most of them to get home. If cops parked in several places they could ticket stop sign and light running, and speeding like crazy.

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    Good ride in today. Riding around campus is as bad as I thought. A little worse since I anticipated people in cars having a better grasp on what they were doing, since driving here is 90% pedestrian dodging. Nope, no way. They're worse than pedestrians so far this year. Some guy in a mustang tried to take my right of way. I just kept going because it was a 25mph speed limit and we were both approaching the same stop sign. I didn't really slow him down, he just thought I would and decided to be a d*ck about it. Grumble.

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    A nice ride this morning. Well, generally. Changed my chain yesterday and didn't test ride afterwards. Cassette is bad, too. Bummer. Ran and picked up a new one, so the ride'll be much better tomorrow.

    Found a nice thrift shop find this weekend. A Performance Bike branded Illuninite jacket. An older style and not as breathable as I'd like, but I look like a vampire from Twilight when car lights hit me. Unfortunately, it is now complete dark at 4:30 in the AM when I leave so I am rocking full lights now along with my new reflective bling.

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    Think I'm gonna run the lights again starting tomorrow. . .easy ride in and back. Made it up to Blue Diamond this weekend for the first trail ride since 4th of July. The rains have really battered the area washing out a lot of trail.

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    Weird ride today. Rode a different route and had to play bumper cars with some plastic barricade barrels. Don't know if it's 25 year-old criterium racing experience or the forgiving nature of the Fargo but I took a shot on the left hand and flew right then recovered. On the second half of a 31.5 mile (round trip) commute (about mile 25) a Big Dummy went whizzing by. Never been smoked by a cargo bike when I was doing 19 mph.
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    CommuterBoy, you aren`t tardy coming back from that long weekend, are you?
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    Good ride in minus the a hole in the Crown Vic who was all over my rear wheel waiting at the light. I could feel the heat from the engine on my leg. I inched up, he inched up, I did it again, he did it again. I turned around finally and shot him a look. Was just worried that as the light turned green, and I started to go, he would be on my ass and throw some pressure my way. He got the hint I think and backed off and let me get into the bike lane after the intersection before whizzing by. Just shook my head and kept going.

    Ride home was fairly uneventful minus the deer that startled me as I came around the bend in the neighborhood cut through that I have been neglecting. I ride by a co workers house, and she told me that she would ride but it would take her way too long to get home. We both left work at the exact same time, in fact I was right behind her. She said it takes about 15 minutes to get home. It took me 23 minutes to get to her house. That excuse is no longer valid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forster View Post
    Weird ride today. Rode a different route and had to play bumper cars with some plastic barricade barrels. Don't know if it's 25 year-old criterium racing experience or the forgiving nature of the Fargo but I took a shot on the left hand and flew right then recovered. On the second half of a 31.5 mile (round trip) commute (about mile 25) a Big Dummy went whizzing by. Never been smoked by a cargo bike when I was doing 19 mph.
    Gotta watch out for those folks on the 'strange' bikes - cargo, fat, tall - they are sneaky b-tards and like to rip the doors off of anyone they can...

    New cassette installed and all is good. I do feel a bit sheepish saying that I went from an 11-34 to 11-32 and it seems that everything is a bit off - Probably all in my head, but I feel like I'm working harder to go the same speed. It can't be that much different. More likely the issue is the legs being in recovery mode after a few tentative and brief exploratory runs over the weekend - thinking some other forms of exercise besides just cycling might do the body good.

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    I'm readjusting to riding with bags full of text books, clothes, notebooks, and food. Because of that my cookies have been slow. Yesterday morning I picked them up and I have been considerably shower since.

    The real downside to having friction shifters is that I never feel like shifting so I have to find my good gear combo for riding with text books and everything. The good thing is that I'll never feel like shifting, so when I find my good gear I won't mess with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blockphi View Post
    Gotta watch out for those folks on the 'strange' bikes - cargo, fat, tall - they are sneaky b-tards and like to rip the doors off of anyone they can...
    Funny thing was, I was pretty toasted when he passed and even then, if he'd been on a road bike I would have tried to catch-up. When I got smoked by a cargo bike it was just a little too humbling to try and recover any sense of mastery of my surroundings. Caught him at a light and had a nice discussion about his commute, turns out the Big Dummy is his only bike. Wonder how fast he'd have been on a less girthy bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forster View Post
    Funny thing was, I was pretty toasted when he passed and even then, if he'd been on a road bike I would have tried to catch-up. When I got smoked by a cargo bike it was just a little too humbling to try and recover any sense of mastery of my surroundings. Caught him at a light and had a nice discussion about his commute, turns out the Big Dummy is his only bike. Wonder how fast he'd have been on a less girthy bike.
    With the Pugsley as my only bike I often wonder how much faster I could be on something else - or even with a set of niner wheels for summer riding. For me the extra weight of the bike is actually something I want - makes me work harder in an effort to get the extra weight on my gut off...

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    Nice ride in and nice ride home. Picking up speed on my peddle home as the temperatures here are starting to drop. Pretty much in the low 100s for good now. Morning 78-81F. My commute time increases in the summer from about 17-19 minutes home to about 31-33 minutes.

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    What a ride today! You can sure tell school is back in session. School buses everywhere. And lots of distracted drivers. On my way to work there was a huge mirror in the bike lane and an underbody panel too. Then on the way home I counted 5 texting drivers in the bike lane and 2 other drivers cut me off turning right.

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    The Irony of today's ride is epic. All year I have commuted at least 20 miles once during the month with 1400+ miles of commuting to date. In all types of weather and terrain, not one flat. On road/off road, gravel, dirt, streets and trails, not one flat. Swap tires for a century this weekend (WTB Puncture Resistant Slicks) and ride on all pavement and bam, thorn. On the plus side the spare tube was solid, on the minus side, my 10 year old CO2 filler apparently only had a 9 year lifespan.
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    Ride home in the rain made me love the time I spent adjusting my brakes this weekend: no squeal. Now if I could get the shifting to level of pleasantness I'll be happy.

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    haha, OK, Forster, what we really want to know is what tires you took off!

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    Nice enough ride tonight, but a bit of a surprise when I got home:






    No real damage - they hit the concrete ponywall that has the fire department connection. But drivers sure don't make it easy for me to have any faith in them.
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    Advice to One-off Less Experienced Riders, etc.

    I have been asked a couple of times in the last week for advice on riding part of my route to drop off a car, or other one-off necessity. In the first case my advice about the roundabout, and watching out for turning/entering cars went well. The second request was regarding a sig- other who I don't know but reportedly dislikes traffic and hills. Hmmm. I recommended the flat but more trafficky route, on the theory that it is less unsafe than most imagine, but I don't really want to make her a-feared (or worse) either. Have you dealt with these types of inquiries, and how did it go?

    Wow Newf, I don't get how they got there without doing more damage along the way!

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    I bet that Infiniti is totaled. Frame damage I would imagine, and more. Glad to see that it hit that wall instead of your building.

    Severe storm warnings went up today right before I left to ride to work. I took the chance and hit the road, as the storm was still to the west, and moving east but moving quickly. Lets just say that my ride to work was rather quick. No messing around this time around because I really didn't want to be caught in the storm. I made it in with about a half hour window before the skies turned pitch black and opened up dumping a lot of rain rather quickly. Tornado watches were being announced, severe thunderstorm warnings remained in effect and I can see why. The storm was pretty wicked and I took a real chance by riding. Luckily I made it in before it happened. The weather was set to clear up by about 9pm, and the roads were pretty much dry when I left shortly after 11:30. Well, they were dry until it started raining again. First it was a few drops, then a steady rain, and then it opened up again. I stopped under a highway over pass to adjust my equipment and move my phone to inside my Chrome bag which is waterproof. Rain let up after a few minutes, so I headed back out. All was good for about a mile, and then it started raining fairly hard again. My rear fender!!! Yes, I have one of those, and it looks pretty cool on my bike. It also looks pretty cool leaning up against the wall in my apartment where I left it because I left in such a rush. Damn!!!

    Completely soaked when I got home. It was fun on the MUP with all of the frogs hopping out of the way trying to avoid my tires. I felt like a kid, and I might have even been humming a little tune as I rode down the dark and wet path all alone. I might have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbxplorer View Post
    Wow Newf, I don't get how they got there without doing more damage along the way!
    Yeah, the route in is not obvious. I assume the plants just popped back up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newfangled View Post
    Nice enough ride tonight, but a bit of a surprise when I got home:

    No real damage - they hit the concrete ponywall that has the fire department connection. But drivers sure don't make it easy for me to have any faith in them.
    Did you advise them to start biking?

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    So, yeah. The new semester is treating me well with good commuting. Just missed a storm tonight, as I was in my last class when the rain came through. Good enough for me! Actually saw two other people on the MUP with lights. Good lights, too. Usually when I see other people biking on the MUP at night they never have lights and are all swerving between lanes. Then they complain about my light... "getoverit!" that's what I think.

    My bro and I commuted back home together last night. I learned yesterday that I have to taxidermy a mammal for my mammology course I'm taking... and I have to supply the specimen. We saw an opossum waddling through a tunnel on the MUP and since then every time we see a small mammal (usually an opossum, baby bunny, chipmunk, or groundhog) we have a running joke where we call it my specimen and race at it. I'm going to have to start commuting on the mountain bike again after all.

    (I used to be a kinda guy, but I think with the goofy mood I've been in for the last month or so it's actually turned into , and I think that might be an improvement)

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    Surprise when you got home...
    that isn`t your house, is it? Wife`s car? Hope not!
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    Newf, I'm trying to figure out how that even happened? The plants/fence behind it don't look that disturbed. You'd have to be really drunk/asleep to drive that far off the road.

    My commute this morning was fine, aside from one idiot who decided that he was going to share the lane with me, when I was very much aggressively taking the lane going around a winding corner on a road with no shoulder. That'll wake you up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TenSpeed View Post
    I bet that Infiniti is totaled. Frame damage I would imagine, and more.
    I honestly can't tell how old it is, because those Inifiniti dunebuggies have barely changed in the last decade. If it's an older one, I could see it being done.

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianMc View Post
    Yeah, the route in is not obvious. I assume the plants just popped back up.
    Even inperson it was tough to tell, and we spent awhile puzzling over it.

    What happened was that they got onto the sidewalk offscreen to the right, weaved between two big old trees, hit a streetsign which tore up the right fender, got onto the paving stones infront of the building narrowly missing the black metal fence, took out one little plastic lightpost and some pavers, plowed through all the plants, smooshed two large concrete flower pots (which I think took most the impact) and then basically kissed the pony wall.

    Hearing third-hand from some neighbors it sounds like the driver "panicked" whatever that means.

    Boring ride in this morning with some light rain.

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    Nice enough ride tonight, but a bit of a surprise when I got home:






    No real damage - they hit the concrete ponywall that has the fire department connection. But drivers sure don't make it easy for me to have any faith in them.
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    two flats in the saame spot yesterday had about a 4.5 km walk to work.

    Took my 32 mins flat out, damn near late for a meeting.

    Went back on the way home.

    A snow fence angle iron has been bent over for years, sometimes I ride over it...

    Anyway it finally broke of at the ground surface, exposing a very sharp and jagged edge....

    I hit the stump full speed with front and back.

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    Would have been a regular commute if it wasn't for a flat today. And of all the places the piece of metal went through. I couldn't believe it. Right through the patch I put on my tube. What are the chances of that happening. I'm so tired of flats. Gator skins are going to be installed this weekend.

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    ride 6 miles to work everyday for the last month today was pleasantly surprised byy a couple of deer in the bike line was able to keep coasting past them safely.

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    I saw a cop riding his motorcycle down the MUP. C'mon, man. Can't even get him a bicycle?

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    Le Tour Detour

    Started off good until the trail detour at mile 5 which concided with the rain starting (WTB Slicks are slick in the rain). Then my detour was detoured by an accident sending me into another detour further from my intended path. More rain and lightining as I neared work and the construction zone from hell. The finally have one side walk open to the base of the viaduct I cross, but the viaduct has no shoulder or sidewalk and is down to one reduced width lane in both directions due to a repaving project. Fortunately a motorist waved me in and followed me for the next 1/2 mile at 20 mph to prevent other drivers from trying to pass. Pretty funny scene, cars honking and flashing high beams at this guy following a drowning rat on a bike, his middle finger on proud display to the crowd in trail. Felt like I was in the national "Don't kill a commuter on your way to work day" Parade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forster View Post
    ... Fortunately a motorist waved me in and followed me for the next 1/2 mile at 20 mph to prevent other drivers from trying to pass. Pretty funny scene, cars honking and flashing high beams at this guy following a drowning rat on a bike, his middle finger on proud display to the crowd in trail. Felt like I was in the national "Don't kill a commuter on your way to work day" Parade.
    There are a few really great people out there. One person helping another can make a difference. I love the middle finger salute! It doesn't take an Einstein to figure out he was protecting the cyclist (you) and it would all be over shortly. So it they are that rude and stupid, then the finger is appropriate. Speed limits are the maximum allowed. One can drive slower legally and they can use the horn all they want.

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    Bummer on the double flat jeffscott, one at a time is bad enough.
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    ... I'm so tired of flats. Gator skins are going to be installed this weekend.
    I've never noticed a significant change in the frequency of flats from the ultra-guard-super-duper-iron clad - impervaguard - armadillo skin- whatever flat protected tires to the cheesy $12 Michelin Dynamics I've used. A thin piece of metal, a sharp piece of glass, a nice stout screw or a sharp broken off iron fence post will go through them all.

    Nice detour story Foster. We've got some one-way roads around here lately. My wife reported not taking the lane and getting passed WAY too close, then taking the lane the next day and getting hollered at, you know the old standard "Get Off The Road" (very clever) Impatient A-holes are everywhere. Lots of recent reports of bike car conflict with my facebook friends too. Must be in the air.

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    Fog, so much fog!

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    How was your commute today?

    Road in the rain this week. Just didnt care. My back get soaked from my pack anyways. Short fronts and shoulders only thing that got overly wet anyways. My heads usually sweat soaked as well so no issue there.

    I just figured when it rains i gear up and catch monster fish, when it snows i play in unreal pow in the trees snowmobiling while guys sit in the cabin. It was great! No other bike or walkers. Awesome thunderstorm tailwind too. Nice 40+ km/h no effort stretches.
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