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    On Yesterday Evening's Commute, I Saw...

    Last night was a most unusual commute. Here's what I saw while riding north on the Burke-Gilman from the University of Washington.

    - A shirtless, well-muscled guy pushing a grill up the trail from...
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    I found that since I've become an LCI, I've had...

    I found that since I've become an LCI, I've had to struggle against accosting bad bicyclists I encounter on my daily commute! It's agonizing to watch people blaze through red lights or meander in and...
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    Short description: Damp to wet, depending on your...

    Short description: Damp to wet, depending on your definitions.

    I think we've somehow time-warped back to April weather here in Seattle. It's in the 60s and drizzly. Good thing: we know how to...
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    Had a nice DRY commute today -- yesterday got...

    Had a nice DRY commute today -- yesterday got soaked to the bone, and my clothes didn't dry out all the way by the time I had to leave. Today was cloudy but nice. I saw an airplane pulling a banner,...
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    I think this is just the nature of glasses that...

    I think this is just the nature of glasses that wrap close to your face. You're hot and steamy; the air is cool; your hot steamy air hits the glasses and condenses. Pulling your glasses a little bit...
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    New commute! I've been riding the same 20-mile...

    New commute! I've been riding the same 20-mile commute in to work and then a different 20-mile commute back home again since I started my internship in January. My dh and I have put an offer on a...
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    I've commuted in the last 3 days on my Xtracycle,...

    I've commuted in the last 3 days on my Xtracycle, since the normal bike is out of commission for an indefinite period of time. Riding that Xtracycle makes me feel like I'm just getting on a bike for...
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    Did my first post-crash ride today: 8.35 miles to...

    Did my first post-crash ride today: 8.35 miles to the transit center on the Xtracycle. Cool and breezy, and I felt incredibly weak and slow, but I made it. Back on the horse!
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    Oddly, no commute today. I'm trying to work from...

    Oddly, no commute today. I'm trying to work from home, with mediocre success (my work computer went to sleep, foiling my efforts to access it, and now I have to wait for my coworkers to arrive so...
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    I finally had a commute! Hooray! I rode ~19 miles...

    I finally had a commute! Hooray! I rode ~19 miles to the Bike Alliance in downtown Seattle through precipitation that varied between heavy drizzle to heavy rain. In addition, I rode south into...
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    No More Commuting

    Well, ladies, I've been haunting the commuting section of this forum pretty consistently for the last few years. That may change: Yesterday I was laid off. This is actually excellent news, because I...
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    I smelled what I'd swear were freshly-baking...

    I smelled what I'd swear were freshly-baking waffle cones this morning. That warm, sugary bready smell... oh man. My other favorite smells I've encountered on-bike are bacon and chocolate chip...
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    I was there at Christmas last year and it was...

    I was there at Christmas last year and it was crazy! I'm just hoping it's not a permanent thing, and maybe they'll put something other than sand down on the roads if it does snow. ...I'm not getting...
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    I am initially moving in with my parents in...

    I am initially moving in with my parents in Kirkland, but I will be interning at the Bicycle Alliance of Washington in Seattle proper. I am so excited! No more winters of snow and ice! :D And I get...
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    Yep, moving to Seattle on October 30. I have a...

    Yep, moving to Seattle on October 30. I have a room full of boxes at work that I need to slowly bring home.

    For attaching the boxes, I used three bungee cords I carry all the time and an orange...
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    This was me on my commute yesterday: ...

    This was me on my commute yesterday:

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3476/3951992122_ba55bf99e9_o.jpg

    It was a nice evening and thankfully not too windy! :D In addition to the boxes I also had a...
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    Amen to the wind! We're close enough that I'm...

    Amen to the wind! We're close enough that I'm stick with the NE wind too, and boy am I getting sick of it. It's a headwind almost all the way home. Did you notice that the wind seems to come from the...
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    Too cold to ride? What're you talking about? :D I...

    Too cold to ride? What're you talking about? :D I encourage you to keep riding as long as possible. With the right clothes -- and it's not actually as many as you'd think -- you can ride all year...
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