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    Calling all commuters-take a picture Wednesday 11/9

    Hi all, hoping to get as many commuters as possible to take and post a pic from their commute this Wednesday. Post the location and time too!

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    Why Wednesday? why not Friday, or today?
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    Great! It sounds like fun.
    Note: the smart money is betting I`ll forget the camera that day

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

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    Any particular subject matter? Or our choice?
    Remember, nobody knows. So let's find out...

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    Wednesday was a pretty random choice, no special occasion, but I thought more people would forget on a Monday. Subject matter is your choice, but I was thinking something representing your ride, so that all the pics would show the great variety of bikecommutes around the world. If you aren't riding Wednesday, feel free to add a pic from your closest commute to Wednesday.

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    Wednesday: Hump day!

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    I'm In. I have a place I need to ride to.

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    Now if I can just remember...

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    Bummer, I can't ride tomorrow, I have a meeting in a building 20 miles away and it's my turn to drive. I'll get a few pics on my way home tonight and post them tomorrow.

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    Funny.... this is the only day I can't ride this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbxplorer View Post
    If you aren't riding Wednesday, feel free to add a pic from your closest commute to Wednesday.
    Okay, I`ll pass it along.

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    Thanks! Remember your camera or phone tomorrow and post up!!

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    Subscribing so you can post a reminder before I leave. With taptalk, I can post from my ride.

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    I've been meaning to drag the GoPro out to get some vid on my commute. With the time change, there's plenty of light on the morning commute for a little while now so this would be a good excuse to pull out the camera.

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    Reminder - take a photo & post today

    Let's see 'em!

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    Sheesh, it`s a quarter to four in the morning!
    Danged early risers

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    Pedestrian bridge over railroad tracks on Hamline Avenue just north of Pierce Butler in St. Paul, MN, @6:55AM. Minneapolis is in the background.



    But the return trip along the Mississippi in downtown St. Paul is MUCH nicer.
    Last edited by theGliberal; 11-09-2011 at 06:26 PM. Reason: Added return pic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    Sheesh, it`s a quarter to four in the morning!
    Danged early risers

    Some of us are east coasters, it's 8:15 here!

    Well, like I said, I couldn't ride today, so you get a pic from yesterday's ride home. Sunset in front of a little league field on Mt. Wayte Ave in Framingham, MA. Time was just after 5:00pm.
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    The lights are always green @ 4:30am. Taken in Woodinville, WA (just east of Seattle) on my way to work this morning.

    I commute in and home in the dark this time of year, so my photo ops are kind of limited.

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    Normally I'm in the dark my entire ride, but today i left about 45 minutes later than usual and got some decent light. I was just going to take one picture, but then the deer came out to be a part of it and I had to snap another.

    Location: Denver
    Time: 6:45 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
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    Trying to squeeze a few more commutes out of my summer bike. Lots of bike path on my route, but this is a spot that crosses over a street that I would normally drive on.
    Oh: Walnut Creek, CA 6:51AM

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    Late Autumn traffic jam

    About 7:20 in the northern outskirts of Reno, NV
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    A fairly typical morning today... still loving the time change. I'm more likely to take the singletrack when I don't need to rely on the headlight. I can't do just 1 pic... but I'll limit it to one post 18 degrees this fine morning in my corner of NorCal. 6:30-7:15am, Lassen County, CA.
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    Barre, Vermont, U.S., about 7:45 a.m.

    A leaf covered snowmobile trail, and "Twister" a MTB trail. Loving my new office!
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    Great photos, I'll have to snap one on the way home today!

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    Wow, commuterboy and mtbexplorer have the winning commutes so far. If I could do one of those rides, I would work 7 days a week.

    There are a few dirt options for me, but at 34 miles round trip, its usually more about efficiency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy View Post
    A fairly typical morning today... still loving the time change. I'm more likely to take the singletrack when I don't need to rely on the headlight. I can't do just 1 pic... but I'll limit it to one post 18 degrees this fine morning in my corner of NorCal. 6:30-7:15am, Lassen County, CA.
    Wow. Can I tell you how much I hate you right now?

    You too Mtbxplorer....

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    Certainly not on par with some of the pics posted, but I really can't complain about a commute on quiet residential streets the whole way.
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    This is the most exciting part of my commute
    PHX suburb, about 1:30pm
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    Copied 5:00 PM EST from Current conditions:

    Wind SpeedWSW 26 to 41mph

    Add the tunnel effect in some spots, and one huge gust brought me to the balance point in 36/29. I was thinking of granny on the flat in the shelter of my neighborhood! Tried the main drag which runs East-West and was blown sideways by a gust finding th best route uphill. It's a dangerous narrow road at the best of times. So the commute into town ended shortly after it had begun. Discretion is the better part of valor. Live to commute another day.

    So Plan "B": Some nice neighborhood pics circa 4:30-4:45 PM.

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    Logan, Utah. In the Cache Valley on the Utah/Idaho border. (It's the valley that Napoleon Dynamite was filmed/set in, on the Idaho side) The mountains are the Wellsvilles.

    About 4:15. Left a little too early for the sunset today. Down the hill. That's the Mormon temple out there


    Town



    Had to run errands-was out of beer. You have to buy real beer from the state here.

    Those are the Bear River Range mountains

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    At 6:45 a.m. atop the eastern continental divide (I know, I know...I spent 27 of my formative years living close to that other divide) If it hadn't been so foggy this morning, you could see the Blue Ridge in the distance.
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    <img src = "https://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww173/Sizzle-Chest/IMG_1461-1.jpg" >

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    In too much of a rush in the morning, and there's not enough light in the evening, so I took a spin at lunch:




    It's plenty wintery, but we've actually just broken a record for snowlessness. Usually we'll have some snow in October (or maybe september...or august), and the previous record for latest first snowfall was Nov 6. Still no first snow though, although it will probably be any day now.

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    taken this morning (road going to HAT Kobe), 9:05am.


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    Wow, what a cool "Day in the life" documentation! Good idea, MtbX!

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    Yeah, that was great.... do it again!

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    hey, I haven't posted my content yet!

    My video is currently rendering in full glorious HD for those who care. I'll put it up tomorrow.

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    I would have posted last night but we had a complete fog wash over the city. My pic would have been a hazy mess of ambient light.

    So...This morning, about 0650, from the Västerbron, looking toward Stockholm (Norrmalm, Gamla Stan, Slussen).


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    Wow, I am enjoying all the pix, thanks for your participation! If you have not posted yet, don't be shy, it's not too late. And maybe a re-do in another month or so when the seasons change a bit more.

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    Great photos everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbigisbudgood View Post
    Västerbron ...(Norrmalm, Gamla Stan, Slussen).
    You know none of those are words, right?
    You have no excuse for driving to work
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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy View Post
    You know none of those are words, right?
    If you doubt those, you`ve obviously never played Scrabble with my dad.

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    Rodar If I knew you better this sentence would be a 'your mom' joke.

    Looking back through these, I want to give props to Sizzler for the (I'm assuming) self triggered timed-shutter self portrait. Couldn't have been that easy, and it came out sweet!
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    The Pic I meant to get yesterday. Today's gusts were yesterday's lulls about 20-25 mph.



    County War memorials (appropriate on the day before 11-11-11 and County Courthouse with leaf-less trees atop. !956? Studebaker President (too bad it wasn't the Golden Hawk which had the largest Packard V-8 in their lightest production body, predating the Muscle Car concept 8 years before the GTO), faster in the quarter mile than the Vette, T-Bird or Chrysler 300D. South Bend, Indiana produced car only a bit younger than me and an hour and a half south of where it was built. It looks to be in better shape than me, but I've never been restored.

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    Did that clock tower sprout a tree?

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    There are so many "Back To The Future" references here that I don't know where to start
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    My commute from yesterday. Pretty crisp in the morning, in the low 40's.

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/31922649?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="400" height="225" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen allowFullScreen></iframe>

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    This is my favorite spot on my short commute. It tunnels under the somewhat busy street.



    I've been commuting on my Pugsley in an effort to encourage the snow to fall
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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy View Post
    Looking back through these, I want to give props to Sizzler for the (I'm assuming) self triggered timed-shutter self portrait. Couldn't have been that easy, and it came out sweet!
    Thanks man! I set my camera on a mini tripod with a 10 second timer. I expected multiple attempts but this was my first one!

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    I wondered how you did that too - nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy View Post
    You know none of those are words, right?
    Va fan!!! Det är en stad nära mig som heter "Asspudden". Min barn pratar svenska och engelska, och de skrattar varje gång!!!!!

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    I`ll just have to take your word for it, BiBG.

    +1 on Sizzler`s self portrait. But I have to confess that it never even occured to me to wonder how he`d achieved it until CB brought it up.
    Yeah, good idea, good timing, good result

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzler View Post
    Did that clock tower sprout a tree?
    Several. And more over time. More here. They have to weed out others but they keep an understudy or two in case. It is in Ripley's 'Believe It Or Not'. Local wags suggest it does well there because of the Clock Springs... Greensburg is not known for great comedians.

    Couldn't do your shot with my cell phone. Did you count off the seconds? I have an idea for our next go-round, with your inspiration.

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    I came here a couple of days ago and was wondering if this was going to happen!

    I missed it... I've not been commuting in a while though...but I would definitely would like to be part of this

    nice pics! thanks for sharing!

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