Page 322 of 593 FirstFirst ... 222 272 312 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 332 372 422 ... LastLast
Results 8,026 to 8,050 of 14802
  1. #8026
    Unhinged Aussie on a 29er
    Reputation: hunter006's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    449
    32F, downright balmy by most standards from what I can see on this thread. A little ice forming on the roads here and there, and all of a sudden there's a flurry of emails at work asking what people do when there's ice on the road. I wish it were snowing already.

  2. #8027
    Moderator Moderator
    Reputation: mtbxplorer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    5,532
    Black ice turned the interstate into a skating rink and then a parking lot yesterday morning, a good day to be on the bike.

    Miller figured he dispatched troopers to at least 20 crashes on Interstate 89 in Chittenden County. “I had five to seven rollovers, and multiple other ones,” Miller said. “Hit guard rails, hit the rocks. They just kept going off the roads.”


    Flurries persisting today, but no additional accumulation. The fatbike's been fun, haven't added the new studded tires yet because I'm bringing it to the beach this weekend.

  3. #8028
    weirdo
    Reputation: rodar y rodar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    5,719
    Quote Originally Posted by bedwards1000 View Post
    It's barbaric!
    Impossible.
    I can see a chrome headset
    Recalculating....

  4. #8029
    I Ride for Donuts
    Reputation: CommuterBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    4,383
    I'm seeing some odd deer behavior this week... must be what hunters call 'the rut'. The fellas are chasing the ladies around with their heads down, acting really aggressive, and they don't seem to care about the guy approaching on the bike Bucks that would normally bound over the fence to get further away are standing their ground.

    ...and frosty fenceposts this morning.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails How was your commute today?-picture1.jpg  

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

  5. #8030
    MTB, Road, Commuting
    Reputation: bedwards1000's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    2,100
    You win the photo contest! Be careful not to look like a lady deer.

  6. #8031
    Still want a fat bike....
    Reputation: Dalton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    263
    I'm in the 20's on the morning and only 30's in the afternoon and almost to the dark on both commutes stage of winter. Not a big fan. I need some better boots and since there is no such thing as the right glove, I think that pogies are the way to go. I just need to find out if my mother (she knows how to sew) can make some or if I need to buy them. Money money money regardless.... stupid winter.
    I am a man of many words. KCCO!

  7. #8032
    Moderator Moderator
    Reputation: mtbxplorer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    5,532
    Quote Originally Posted by bedwards1000 View Post
    You win the photo contest! Be careful not to look like a lady deer.
    +1, yes the clear winner. And the lady deer thing sounds like good advice too.

  8. #8033
    Short-Change-Hero
    Reputation: gregnash's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2,940
    Yeah finally got back on the bike this morning after a couple weeks of due to work schedule issues.
    Working 4-10s again with Mondays off so headed to work at 6:45am and will be headed home at 6pm so going to be dark on both ends, YEAH!?

    Got to really get some better gloves and another balaclava, 21* this morning going in and only my riding gloves on and f#$! did my fingers freeze. Looks like we are going to have a decent winter this year so going to really need some good stuff for the cold weather!
    Inbred 29r (Purple People Eater)
    HH Thumper (Blackheart)
    Bikes for Boobs F*ck Cancer! One too many, 6/24/13. Miss ya ma'.

  9. #8034
    I Ride for Donuts
    Reputation: CommuterBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    4,383
    Woo Hoo! Is there a prize for the foto contest? Some handlebar antlers maybe, so I don't look like a lady deer?
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

  10. #8035
    Moderator Moderator
    Reputation: mtbxplorer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    5,532
    ^^ I don't recommend those add-on antlers unless hunting season is over.

  11. #8036
    MTB, Road, Commuting
    Reputation: bedwards1000's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    2,100
    Is that why all those lady deer were running away from me? I looked like a rutting male. I just heard that my mountain bike will be out of commission for A MONTH while they send the shock out to Fox! I may have to buy another bike to hold me over.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails How was your commute today?-antlers.jpg  


  12. #8037
    Moderator Moderator
    Reputation: mtbxplorer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    5,532
    ^^My most excellent shop loaned me a fork (& installed it) while mine was at Marzocchi (and then had to be re-sent back before re-installation due to a rattle).

  13. #8038
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Spatialized's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    158

    hmmph...this is winter?

    Now that I've jinxed myself... It's been beautiful. We had one episode of wintery weather and I was out of town for it. Roads: clear. Skies: clear blue. Wind: not much. Temps: 25-32F in the AM, 55-60 in PM. Ordering a new light though as it's getting dark quicker so that if I ride an extra bit to stretch it's near dark when I get home. Also getting some studded tires this week too...not that I'm needing them at the moment.

    Luckily, the long term NOAA forecast was for wamer and drier than normal for the SW this year, but I'm hoping for a couple of good storms. What's the point of living in the mountains if you never see snow? Considering the weather where I came from (Portland, OR), I'm again, a very lucky bike commuter.

  14. #8039
    Moderator Moderator
    Reputation: mtbxplorer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    5,532
    Full moon ride home...but it sneaked behind a cloud while I got out the camera.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails How was your commute today?-pb272516-640x480-2-.jpg  


  15. #8040
    weirdo
    Reputation: rodar y rodar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    5,719
    Quote Originally Posted by bedwards1000 View Post
    You win the photo contest! Be careful not to look like a lady deer.
    Oh, but what a photo op THAT could be! Talk about commute porn

    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    Looks like we are going to have a decent winter this year so going to really need some good stuff for the cold weather!
    Sounds like you`re more optomistic than I am, Greg. I did catch on the weather report (from a Sacamento radio station) that a big rain storm is expected in northern central valleys over the next few days, so maybe we`ll get some left overs.
    Recalculating....

  16. #8041
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    9
    Way to hot here in melb today so commute was not as enjoyable

  17. #8042
    Squeaky Wheel
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    1,887
    I am in Asia on business and I ran across this little beauty. How would you like to commute on this?


  18. #8043
    Moderator Moderator
    Reputation: mtbxplorer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    5,532
    A lovely morning, 25F & getting sunny had me waxing poetic

    The doe
    disappears
    in the trees
    but I hear
    her hooves
    rustle the
    frozen leaves
    *** ****

    A narrowing ribbon
    Of safe snow
    Between two icy stripes
    Where the trail is shared with a
    Mile long downhill driveway
    Makes for an exciting ride

  19. #8044
    MTB, Road, Commuting
    Reputation: bedwards1000's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    2,100
    It was about 10 degrees warmer this morning than it was when I went to bed, odd. Light snow. All you guys complaining about the lack of winter should realize that it is still only fall. We've got months to get tired of the cold and snow.

    I brought my bike in for fix.
    It had not one problem but six.
    I hope I remember .
    For the month of December.
    What it's like to ride in the sticks.

  20. #8045
    I Ride for Donuts
    Reputation: CommuterBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    4,383
    The day before a storm comes in,
    the sunrises always get better.
    Enjoy it now, because looking tomorrow
    will only make you get wetter.

    Deer in a field, a daily event
    not worthy of pausing for looks.
    But maybe you live in places without 'em
    or only have seen them in books.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails How was your commute today?-picture2.jpg  

    How was your commute today?-picture1.jpg  

    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

  21. #8046
    weirdo
    Reputation: rodar y rodar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    5,719
    Good job, all you Commuter Laureates!

    CB, each of your sunrise pics seem to top the previous, but I think you have a unique one with the California moose in your second pic this morning.

    Bedwards, all "us guys" complaining about not having to shovel snow pretty much just amounts to RyR
    Yeah, hopefully later on we`ll get some. Feb is our traditional snow month anyway.
    Recalculating....

  22. #8047
    MTB, Road, Commuting
    Reputation: bedwards1000's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    2,100
    Damn CB you are cranking out the glorious pics.

    I glide far and wide astride my ride, my pride.

  23. #8048
    weirdo
    Reputation: rodar y rodar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    5,719
    Rubber on macadam
    the arc of my pedals
    avoiding the cracks and that
    sharp hunk of metal

    Rubber on hardpack
    the squeal of my chain
    pulling the bars back
    to unweight again

    Rubber in mud
    ...ah, sh1t
    Recalculating....

  24. #8049
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BrianMc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    3,592
    No sunrise pics here.

    Glad for the ones shared.

    But verse? I converse.

    Riding a bike's so kinetic
    In morion it is so poetic
    I 've no rhyme or reason
    To ride any season
    Though my pace is far from frenetic

    On the road I like to meander
    At new things to take me a gander
    Though I don't fly on past
    I'm having a blast
    Speedier than the spotted salamander

    The use of the iPhone app seems to have slowed me down! It doesn't handle non complete stops at lights well. And has no rounding errors. Regaining lost ground though.

    BrianMc

  25. #8050
    Moderator Moderator
    Reputation: mtbxplorer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    5,532
    Not half bad, all. Same as my self-timer shot this morning.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails How was your commute today?-pb282518.jpg  


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •