Archive for March 2013

Ride the wind

Yesterday was a windy ride home. Wind Speeds and Gusts:WNW at 22 mph gusting to 33 mph.  I was struggling along at 17 KMPH at some points.

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Spring Into Mud

I have not been riding my bike so much this week. My hammies were getting sore and i decided to back off for a few days. I have a history of doing things until I am exhausted so I do not want to burn out on biking. I have had a crazy project load and…

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The long way home

 Tonight I took the long way home (#ttlwh). The Mud Creek Road and the segment on Tallahassee Road have the highest elevation gain of all of the bike commute routes in my arsenal thus far.  Compared to Portland or even Austin it is still basically flat, but I love finding any bump in the road that goes…

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Senior Special

WARNING: do not try this if you have dependents.  Thirty somethings with a life of responsibilities should stop reading right now. You know you are getting old when you have to use a calculator to figure out how old you are.  Although I am young in my mind I pretend to say that the Senior Specials…

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My Ortliebs weigh more than most carbon fiber bikes

One of my favorite commercials is the Buick ad with Shaq.  He says his shoes are bigger than most hybrid automobiles.  This got me thinking of all of these expensive carbon fiber bikes that folks ride so they can get there faster.  Today I dug out my Ortlieb bags, yeah these bags cost me more than…

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Spring forward

Well I have 2,049 Kilometers (1273.19 miles) under my belt this year.  I started bike commuting on a regular basis last September.  I am glad that it is finally daylight savings time because I was getting tired of riding in the dark during the week.  I have not been able to ride my bike on the weekends…

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Is it ever going to get warm?

Today was another ride in the bitter cold, at least it was for me down here in SW Georgia.  Another dark ride in 32 degrees, but as I say my worst bike commute is better than my best commute in my truck. Last night was a commute against a cold 15 to 20 MPH head…

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New Goggles

Last Friday I got some goggles. Today I rode to work using them. They worked OK, but I am going to have to get use to riding without my Look mirror or devise a way to get it to work with the goggles. My first ride impression is that I like them.  I purchased them so that…

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