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    I hear you

    Let me second that - I was thinking the exact same thing today - beautiful morning, then dark in the evenings can be dodgy - particularly if there is black ice around.

    Living in dread of stopping...
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    It's been a while...

    I have not posted in a while, I have just been doing my commute quietly every day. Then I received a birthday email from Team Estrogen and felt all warm and fuzzy! Thanks, TE!

    My commute last week...
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    What a great commute today - beautiful weather,...

    What a great commute today - beautiful weather, no wind, and close to my work, they are re-paving the bike path! It was so nice to ride on the return. I have riden that bike path so much that I know...
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    My travelling involves supervising the set-up of...

    My travelling involves supervising the set-up of a 3000 sq ft trade show booth, so I get a ridiculous amount of walking and standing during that time. My hotel is right across the road - it is nice,...
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    On those beautiful summer days, the path fills up...

    On those beautiful summer days, the path fills up with casual riders pretty fast. Some are the riders who are rarely out there and have little sense of bike path etiquette or rules, like not hogging...
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    Last commute for a while

    Yesterday was my last commute before vacation and then we are off to Newfoundland! Stretched it at the office so late yesterday making sure things were done that I almost had to ride home in the...
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    So happy!

    Just bought a pair of Keen sandals for my commute. After Wednesday's downpour my soul pair of bike shoes were soaking wet for two days - did not realize how dependent I was on them until I had to...
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    My commute was great the past couple of days...

    My commute was great the past couple of days since I rode in a monsoon. My shoes finally dried out. Today was my easiest, best average speed day yet, with the wind at my back. It's Friday!

    Ended...
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    I did that a couple of weeks ago - hate it too!...

    I did that a couple of weeks ago - hate it too! Actually, my one saviour that day was having extra panty liners in my bag, so I stuck that directly onto my pants. Commando-lite...
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    Singin' ... and cyclin' ... in the rain

    No sooner had I left than we had a downpour of rain that lasted my entire commute. And me without my rain gear! I found out how waterproof everything is! My bike got a nice wash. So did I for that...
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    Okay, you've got my number! I did feel like a bit...

    Okay, you've got my number! I did feel like a bit of a perv, staring at a guy's butt for so long...
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    Beautiful commute this morning, the air was...

    Beautiful commute this morning, the air was fresh, breezed by the kayakers on the canal, not too many people on the path. I will be going on vacation next week, and I will miss my commute. Going to...
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    Grunt and grumble...

    Why do runners who have a perfectly good footpath - no loose gravel, etc., much easier on the joints (I am a runner too) - choose to run on the paved bike path instead? The foot path is a stone's...
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    Start your engines!

    The Grand Prix Formula 1 race is in town this weekend, and when I got close to my work I could hear in the distance the engines revving around the track. It's a real buzz. It's that time of year when...
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    Nice commute on a wet, but not raining when I...

    Nice commute on a wet, but not raining when I rode, morning. Got caught for a few minutes behind a roller blader who was smoking marijuana while he was blading along. I'm starting to see it all on...
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    Good ride back home, but was tired after doing...

    Good ride back home, but was tired after doing yoga class (I took a special with an nearby yoga centre - $20, and I can try a week's worth of classes). I tried a 6pm class. I didn't know it was one...
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    Not a good commute for someone on my path

    Actually not sure if this guy was commuting or training (training by the look of his outfit - he had all the gear, the nice bike, etc.), but on my commute this morning, I came upon scene where the...
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    This was my first week commuting every single...

    This was my first week commuting every single day! Feels great. It rained two days as well (nothing to write home about, but the path is remarkably empty when even a little rain falls - I look...
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    On my commute home, I was riding behind man with...

    On my commute home, I was riding behind man with a tiny child in a little seat attached to his bike. He had been going fairly slow for some distance before we met a corner underpass. Before that, I...
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    We just had terrible smog here past Monday due to...

    We just had terrible smog here past Monday due to raging wildfires east of Montreal (apparently caused by lightning). I had never seen it that bad. My son said the school would not let the kids play...
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    Random thoughts

    I've saved it up...

    Gorgeous morning! I have been riding on and off to work since February, and this is what I have observed:
    -On the road by 7am, reach work by 7:30am (12km each way). I stick to...
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