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    Glad that both you and the robin are fine! I...

    Glad that both you and the robin are fine! I haven't hit/been hit by a bird yet, but had to brake for a family of quail on today's morning commute.
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    Funny how many people think biking somewhere is a...

    Funny how many people think biking somewhere is a major endeavor. They don't realize how much fun we're having (most of the time).

    We just got a small grant to buy 2 bikes to use as "pool...
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    The digital temp on the high school sign read 104...

    The digital temp on the high school sign read 104 as I rode home tonight. Admittedly it runs a little high, catching heat off the building I think. But I'm catching heat off the road so we're even....
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    Got a late start this morning so I didn't need my...

    Got a late start this morning so I didn't need my headlight. Unfortunately I didn't think ahead to the ride home when I decided to leave the light behind. My afternoon meeting ran long so I ended...
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    We're having beautiful riding weather this week,...

    We're having beautiful riding weather this week, so after missing quite a few days in early November I'm back in the swing of bike commuting. Temps in the high 20s in the morning, low 50s coming...
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    had a gorgeous commute today. The morning ride...

    had a gorgeous commute today. The morning ride was just before sunrise, and the sky was streaked with red and gold clouds. 34 degrees which really isn't bad at all with wind pants and a jacket....
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    I challenged myself to ride every day in July -...

    I challenged myself to ride every day in July - commute to work, to the farmer's market , to church by bike. So far so good. Mornings are great, afternoons hot and not so great (though nothing like...
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    great comment, and describes how I feel on a good...

    great comment, and describes how I feel on a good day as well! My commute is a little too short at just 4 miles each way - I'm experimenting with longer routes that strike a good balance between...
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    Good reminders to take heat seriously - thanks. ...

    Good reminders to take heat seriously - thanks.

    It was 50 degrees when I left for work today, and is 97 right now. Unfortunately it's downhill in the morning, and uphill coming back - so I can't...
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    "Interesting" is the word I'd choose. After...

    "Interesting" is the word I'd choose. After reading all the advice about getting a professional bike fitting done, I went ahead and did that yesterday. The lbs I bought my bike from doesn't have...
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    This. I had a long, frustrating day at work -...

    This. I had a long, frustrating day at work - nothing especially bad just nothing that worked out, or got done, or felt good. But when I walked out the door and got on my bike, life got better. ...
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    I was out of town on a work trip during bike to...

    I was out of town on a work trip during bike to work week, but I took my bike along and chose my hotel based on access to a multi use path that would get me close to the office I was visiting. ...
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    Ahhh, gotta hate those. I end up leaning into it...

    Ahhh, gotta hate those. I end up leaning into it without realizing it - then a big truck goes by and temporarily blocks the wind, and I have to swerve to correct! Or a nice big gust will come up...
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    My sympathies. During April and May where I...

    My sympathies. During April and May where I live, there's almost always a west wind in the afternoon, which is a head wind for my commute. Today it was 15 mph, gusting to 25 = no problem. Some...
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    I biked about 60% of the work days in April, and...

    I biked about 60% of the work days in April, and am determined to make it 100% for May since it's National Bike Month. There's road construction on the most direct route to the office, which is no...
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    I recently put new, slick city tires on my...

    I recently put new, slick city tires on my commuter bike, switched out the campus pedals for some old Candies that I took off a previous road bike, and adjusted the seat height. I rode it to work...
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    Been thinking about how to extend my self...

    Been thinking about how to extend my self propelled commuting season as the days get shorter and mornings get colder. We have a brand new (as of last spring) bus service in town, with a stop 1 block...
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    Coming home tonight: 90 degrees, breezy, 14%...

    Coming home tonight: 90 degrees, breezy, 14% humidity. Probably sounds like heaven to those in the midwest, and I admit it's pretty nice as long as my water bottle is full!
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    the chip-seal project has now put gravel...

    <sigh> the chip-seal project has now put gravel on every road within a mile of my house. It's a dusty, bumpy ride to and from work - but still better than driving!
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    arrghh - they're chip-sealing the roads in my...

    arrghh - they're chip-sealing the roads in my neighborhood. This means laying down a layer of tar, then a layer of small diameter gravel, compacting it a bit, and then more tar/oil to seal it. ...
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    On the way home tonight: was waiting at a stop...

    On the way home tonight:
    was waiting at a stop light behind a pick up with two dogs in the back. One dog barked at me the whole time. Apparently the guy on the motorcycle behind me thought that...
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    Had a nice commute today, great weather going in...

    Had a nice commute today, great weather going in and almost no head wind coming home (unusual here). And for an interesting twist, I encountered a slight delay in the morning due to a unicycle troop...
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    Even more windy today, 30mph with higher gusts. ...

    Even more windy today, 30mph with higher gusts. And it had an annoying way of shifting direction or briefly dropping to zero before coming back stronger than ever. I really had to work at staying...
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    Wow Melalvai, that sounds like a tough commute. ...

    Wow Melalvai, that sounds like a tough commute. I had the wind (20 mph sustained, gust up to 40) but not the scary traffic.
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    I've been a sporadic bike commuter and set myself...

    I've been a sporadic bike commuter and set myself the goal of biking every day this month, in honor of National Bike Month and to make it a solid habit. This thread has been a fun way to get myself...
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