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Re: How was your commute to work today?
« Reply #855 on: August 07, 2013, 02:37:45 PM »
It was warm out...but yeah, seemed strange for him to be out that early.

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Re: How was your commute to work today?
« Reply #856 on: August 09, 2013, 08:29:44 AM »
Long-sleeve wool baselayer for this morning's chilly ride in. It's August 9th, not October 9th, FFS.

Still, the ride in, just like every other, reaffirms that getting there by bike is the best way to get there.  :)

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Re: How was your commute to work today?
« Reply #857 on: August 09, 2013, 09:28:42 AM »
Nice, if the rainy season ever ends here, I will once again ride my two wheeler to work.
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Re: How was your commute to work today?
« Reply #858 on: August 09, 2013, 09:50:38 AM »
You're in the new temperate rainforest, get used to it  :P

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Re: How was your commute to work today?
« Reply #859 on: August 13, 2013, 12:23:54 PM »
Chilly this morning. Stout north wind  and 50 degrees. I underdressed. Hot shower once I got to work felt great.

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Re: How was your commute to work today?
« Reply #860 on: August 15, 2013, 08:35:34 AM »

So jealous!Man the last 2 days were beautiful in the morning, except I had to drive into Philadelphia yesterday for work  :(  and today I have plans right after work.  I ran before work today, it was 50 and my hands were cold.
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Re: How was your commute to work today?
« Reply #861 on: August 15, 2013, 08:43:18 AM »
That sucks! Hopefully you can pedal in soon. Summer's slowly disappearing :(

This morning was perfect. Light southwest breeze gave me a push the whole way - and I needed it given a good week of riding and MTB race last night. Legs need a break, but the weather forecast is too good to not ride in. Temps were much more bearable this morning - mid 50s :)

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Re: How was your commute to work today?
« Reply #862 on: August 15, 2013, 04:35:12 PM »
I hear ya, I don't like to commute once schools start back up because drivers are more idiotic the first few weeks of school, so I have 2 more weeks to try...
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Re: How was your commute to work today?
« Reply #863 on: August 15, 2013, 08:01:58 PM »
My route takes me right by a big high school. Not the greatest place to ride, but there's at least bike lanes.

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Re: How was your commute to work today?
« Reply #864 on: August 19, 2013, 09:39:12 AM »
Finally was able to ride into work again, nice morning, a bit humid, but nice. http://www.strava.com/activities/75854165
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Re: How was your commute to work today?
« Reply #865 on: August 26, 2013, 08:23:15 PM »
This morning's ride into work was one of those almost perfect mornings, but was a skeaky preview of the afternoon. 5:30am and the wind was already blowing pretty hard for that time of day. It was a joyous tailwind for the ride in though. 70 degrees, but humid and with that tailwind it was like it took no effort. I've been on the bike a few days in a row with some hard efforts mixed in, so I enjoyed the easy ride.


Going home was different. That wind was there, but in my face the whole way home and it was stronger (12mph steady gusting to 20mph or so). I wasn't in the mood to kill myself. It was 90 degrees, dew point was a thick 71 degrees. Summer in its earnest. I took it easy and pedaled home enjoying the whole ride. It took me longer than normal. It was hot as hell and no sweat evaporated off me. But, I loved it. I could have made it a struggle and not enjoyed the ride, but I didn't do that and it sure made my afternoon/evening a lot better.  :)

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Re: How was your commute to work today?
« Reply #866 on: August 27, 2013, 07:37:38 AM »
Nice sickmtb, sometimes just slowing down and enjoying the ride is a nice break from training.  I'm done commuting for 2013 as most schools are back in session and the roads are a cluster F once again.  Until March 2014....
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Re: How was your commute to work today?
« Reply #867 on: September 03, 2013, 09:38:40 AM »
****ing chilly. Phone said 45 degrees. That meant the low spots were probably right around 40. It was cold.

Could have been worse - I could have driven in.

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Re: How was your commute to work today?
« Reply #868 on: September 06, 2013, 09:03:21 AM »
Normal commuter bike has to get setup for CX, so I tried riding in my slicked hardtail this morning. Put a rack on it last night and have some Planet Bike SpeedEZ fenders for when it's sloppy.  Not a bad bike to ride to work. Just a little slower than the regular bike.

Cold again though. 43 degrees. Brrr...