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    Today was such an obstacle course. Between commuter buses running reds, trash trucks backing up without actually looking and tow trucks randomly backing up the wrong way down the street, well, I was happy to arrive in one piece.

    Yesterday riding home I did notice the same guy in front of me from last week. He's always conducting business by a cell phone conversation. I'm still trying to figure out how on earth the other person can make out what he's saying with all the city traffic. At the same time, I'm thinking, shoot, if it got me out of work and I could safely bicycle, I would be willing to do that too.

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    was he at least using a bluetooth headset? Or just one-handed riding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Certifried View Post
    was he at least using a bluetooth headset? Or just one-handed riding?
    Blue tooth and aside from going a little slower than probably necessarily, seemed very cognizant of traffic and all. Actually riding better than some folks I see everyday. So more of observation than a complaint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terpfan View Post
    Blue tooth and aside from going a little slower than probably necessarily, seemed very cognizant of traffic and all. Actually riding better than some folks I see everyday. So more of observation than a complaint.
    well, at least he's hands free and not texting or something, like most of the drivers I see

    by the way, why are my right toes always the first things that cramp?! ARGH, OK, I get it, I didn't hydrate enough, but my body really has to make me pay by having my little toes cramp?! HURTS. SO. BAD
    Last edited by Certifried; 09-25-2012 at 07:04 PM. Reason: bad grammer cracker

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    Oh man, I was dragging so hard today. I've biked every day since last Wednesday, and today's commutes will put me over 250 miles for the week, which is waaaay more than I'm used to and is a personal best for me. But I reeeeallly needed at least one rest day in there, but since the wife is out of town with the car, that wasn't happening. But we're out of town starting tomorrow, so I won't be on a bike until next Tuesday....kinda looking forward to the break, but I know I'm going to get antsy to ride after a day or two.

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    I saw a guy two days ago bike on street (given, quiet street, no cars around), using both hands to text. I.e. no hands on handlebars. No idea how he did it.

    Today I discovered a new discomfort -- little Tummy Baby decided he wanted to be front and center for this morning's commute, with some sharp body part under my ribs, and another pounding on my lower organs. Ugh. I kept sitting up, arching my back, moving my hips, trying to get him to move. I'm sure it was quite a show for all the runners...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasgeh View Post
    I saw a guy two days ago bike on street (given, quiet street, no cars around), using both hands to text. I.e. no hands on handlebars. No idea how he did it.
    He probably practices by riding rollers and playing wii sports:



    Today I discovered a new discomfort -- little Tummy Baby decided he wanted to be front and center for this morning's commute, with some sharp body part under my ribs, and another pounding on my lower organs. Ugh. I kept sitting up, arching my back, moving my hips, trying to get him to move. I'm sure it was quite a show for all the runners...
    Wow, it sounds like you have an extremely odd child-seat setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasgeh View Post
    Today I discovered a new discomfort -- little Tummy Baby decided he wanted to be front and center for this morning's commute, with some sharp body part under my ribs, and another pounding on my lower organs. Ugh. I kept sitting up, arching my back, moving my hips, trying to get him to move.
    You're a brave woman! My wife gave up after the 4th or 5th month...

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    Arr! Today there be commuting 'pon the high trails on the good ship Rincon!

    Zipping past all the people stuck in traffic on the GDubs is rather satisfying.

    Being stuck behind someone on the trail that's going too slow but at the same time JUST fast enough so that you're pretty sure if you pass them they'll just pass you right back is not.

    Managed not to run over a very fresh ex-squirrel, so that was a plus. We saw half a bat on the Mem Bridge when we were running on Sunday. Don't know where the other half went.

    Hit a large invisible bump getting onto the Penn Ave cycletrack this morning. Darn landsharks.

    Got stuck in stop & go traffic by the courthouses at the end of my ride and kept clipping out badly, culminating in a stylish wrong-side dismount. :P I gave up and transformed into a pedestrian at that point.

    How YOU doin'?
    Last edited by KelOnWheels; 09-26-2012 at 12:32 PM. Reason: Invisible landsharks!

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    I drove to work today. I can't remember the last time that happened. I just couldn't figure out a way to transport a 40-lb bag of dog food with my current rack and pannier setup. Usually I combine the pet store trip with others but I'm not planning on driving anywhere this week after work and I don't want to give the puppy Pedigree or some other junk from CVS to last until the weekend.

    Really wished I was riding, although if it does pour this afternoon I think I'll be fine with the decision.

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