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    So, this morning we had snow on the ground...

    So, this morning we had snow on the ground (again!), and icy roads. Since I went down hard about 3 weeks ago, I seem to have lost some of my confidence. I took the long way in, and enjoyed myself...
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    if I have a flat, I pick up my bike and go home...

    if I have a flat, I pick up my bike and go home or walk to work... I suppose if I was commuting farther, things would be different.
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    Well, my hip bruise is still around. ...

    Well, my hip bruise is still around. Nonetheless, I have been biking. We finally have no ice left anywhere... it was warm this morning :) I love spring!
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    I totally ate it around an icy corner this...

    I totally ate it around an icy corner this morning. I stopped traffic and everything. How is it that I made it all winter without really wiping out, and here I was going SUPER slowly and just going...
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    It has been lovely around here lately. The side...

    It has been lovely around here lately. The side streets are treacherous at the moment... in fact, a couple of days ago, I walked the last two blocks home because the ice is so slick! I am not...
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    pfunk - for a long time, I did a lot of... shall...

    pfunk - for a long time, I did a lot of... shall we say... unplanned dismounts and/or nearly falling over my handlebars to stop on campus. I have become much better at navigating through people...
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    If you punch someone, isn't that called...

    If you punch someone, isn't that called 'assault'? WTF? That is just amazingly inappropriate! Yesterday, I was riding through campus (slowly as it was between classes), and there was this guy in...
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    Tri: AWESOME find! Was it fun to ride? ...even...

    Tri: AWESOME find! Was it fun to ride? ...even through fog. Sometimes I love the quiet of the fog and how things look so different; sometimes I too am completely creeped out by it!
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    we too have had a heat wave! I knew things were...

    we too have had a heat wave! I knew things were melting during the day and freezing at night, but this morning I nearly killed myself rounding a corner on ice as slick as an ice skating rink! ...
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    it was -21F today on the way in! BBbbbrrrrr! I...

    it was -21F today on the way in! BBbbbrrrrr! I have also noticed that I am spending so much time and effort watching exactly where to ride on the snow/ice that my shoulders are all hunched up and...
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    Yesterday we got that predicted cold front: I...

    Yesterday we got that predicted cold front: I rode in yesterday, but it was snowing so heavily that i had to ride home at lunch and switch bike for car. Bummer. Today, it was -16 (again!) and still...
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    lph! Wow! That's funny... this fall semester,...

    lph! Wow! That's funny... this fall semester, they dedicated some building on campus to **** Cheney, and I got stuck in the middle of the secret service stuff (on my bike too) - I was really just...
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    Yea Jen! Joining the throngs of supremely uncool...

    Yea Jen! Joining the throngs of supremely uncool commuters (goggles). I rode in today - it was slippery and -10, but SO much more fun than driving a car in this crap!
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    Yeah, Grog? Cruiser or no? I have a colleague...

    Yeah, Grog? Cruiser or no? I have a colleague (who I do not like much) who bikes most days, and when I bike and he doesn't, he likes to make it a bit of an insult to me... "well, it just wasn't...
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    um... mine do not - but they do make ski goggles...

    um... mine do not - but they do make ski goggles that do work with glasses. They have little breaks in them for the arms of the glasses to go through. I can't tell you much more though. Good luck.
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    Mel, I have Smith goggles - not the...

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    I have Smith goggles - not the ridiculously priced ones... and they have a classic snow lens in them - which is usually yellow for really white out conditions, but this is a yellow/orange. ...
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    I only ride about 2 miles (each direction) in...

    I only ride about 2 miles (each direction) in that cold. Currently, though, I ride all over town a number of times a day (on campus for research and off for my real job), and it's tough to do it in...
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    it was -16F out this morning, and I did it! I...

    it was -16F out this morning, and I did it! I wore a balaclava, windproof hat, helmet, goggles (these were key) down coat, wind proof gloves, overmitts, and shearling boots. It was COLD - you know,...
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    I tried out merino wool too today... I should...

    I tried out merino wool too today... I should have washed it first... a little scratchy - or maybe jsut a little stiff. Good commute though. It has be seriously cold but just beautiful! I can...
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    one of my friends got caught gobbleing to geese...

    one of my friends got caught gobbleing to geese on her morning commute last year... she thought she was alone on the road, but there was a pedestrian. Tee hee :p
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    MDHill! Holy Cow!! I'm glad it wasn't any worse....

    MDHill! Holy Cow!! I'm glad it wasn't any worse. I also don't think you were being stupid. He should have looked... good grief!

    My commute was non eventful this morning, though it has warmed...
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    oh yes! Do the Craig's list thing... tee hee......

    oh yes! Do the Craig's list thing... tee hee... Very odd that he didn't say a word...

    My commute was cold this morning, but still better than a car :o
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    It has been cold and windy here. 20F yesterday...

    It has been cold and windy here. 20F yesterday morning... brrr! I'm not sure I'm ready for winter yet :rolleyes:
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    kfergos! Holy cow! Are you moving? What's with...

    kfergos! Holy cow! Are you moving? What's with the boxes? I actually need to take a box to the post office and need to figure out how to attach it to my rack - maybe I'll have a closer look at...
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    it was 33F this morning and windy... I had a...

    it was 33F this morning and windy... I had a sweater, gore tex parka, thin wind proof hat under my helmet, wind resistant fleecy gloves, and by the time I got to work (aside from the tears streaming...
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