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  1. #1
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    Talking The commute resumes again tomorrow!

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    Yippee- I get to start commuting again tomorrow after having the summer off. I teach, and truthfully, the getting to commute again is the only thing that takes the sting out of having to go back to work in those first weeks. I LOVE my job, but I equally love my semi-retirement all summer... except for missing my commute so much.
    Because this summer has been so unbelievably hot and unbearable, I haven't ridden any bike (commuter, tri, road) since May when I last commuted (oh wait- excpet for a few times I mountain biked this summer). I'm looking forward to rubber meeting the road again!
    Check out my running blog: www.turtlepacing.blogspot.com

    Cervelo P2C (tri bike)
    Bianchi Eros (commuter/touring road bike)

    1983 Motobecane mixte (commuter/errand bike)
    Cannondale F5 mountain bike

  2. #2
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    Feb 2005
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    Concord, MA
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    Summer's only about half over.
    I know there's regional differences, but this is crazy. I had a friend go back to work in AZ, on August 3d .
    I was fine pushing the start date to the week before Labor Day when I was teaching, but August is prime vacation time around here.
    2015 Trek Silque SSL
    Specialized Oura

    2011 Guru Praemio
    Specialized Oura

  3. #3
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    if we were smart, we would go into June and start after Labor Day. The biggest school district in the state went to an extended school year, and they started on August 1st. August is the hottest month traditionally. It's been over 105 for weeks. There's no way the kids will get to go outside for recess for at least 2 more weeks because they can't be outside if the heat index is over 100. Dumb! The a/c bills alone are just outrageous. And they complain about budget cuts.... but hey dummies- it's RARELY over 100 in early June...
    Last edited by Tri Girl; 08-09-2012 at 04:31 PM.
    Check out my running blog: www.turtlepacing.blogspot.com

    Cervelo P2C (tri bike)
    Bianchi Eros (commuter/touring road bike)

    1983 Motobecane mixte (commuter/errand bike)
    Cannondale F5 mountain bike

  4. #4
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    The ride to work this morning was glorious. Cool and calm. This afternoon it wasn't burn-your-skin-off hot like it has been. What a great first day back commuting.
    And the best part? I saw the Google car on the way home. Took a picture of it taking a picture of me.
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    Last edited by Tri Girl; 08-10-2012 at 02:50 PM.
    Check out my running blog: www.turtlepacing.blogspot.com

    Cervelo P2C (tri bike)
    Bianchi Eros (commuter/touring road bike)

    1983 Motobecane mixte (commuter/errand bike)
    Cannondale F5 mountain bike

  5. #5
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    Aug 2010
    Location
    Wilts, UK
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    Happy that you get your commute again but sorry that you're back so early. Schools here go back in early Sept. Still, wishing you plenty more cool lovely morning rides.
    Dawes Cambridge Mixte, Specialized Hardrock, Specialized Vita.

    mixedbabygreens My blog, which really isn't all about the bike.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    oklahoma
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    Have fun

    Have fun on your commutes. The weather has been very nice in the mornings. I have a short commute so I ride before work and then to work. So the crazy hot is over. Good times with nice weather for Tri Girl and others in Ok.

 

 

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