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    Oh Snap, not again... atmdad's Avatar
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    Pitfall of bike commute to work

    I know there is a commuter forum, but I prefer the company here.

    The problem is that I can't concentrate on work while it is a beautiful sunny day outside my window and my bike is all alone downstairs in a storage closet.

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    When I ride my bike, it sits right in front of my desk. I feel your pain.

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    Amen...I've gone to the worse lunch places because I could get on the bike.
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    Well there are always "sick days". Sick of being inside.

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    I feel ya man! Gotta love socal weather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20grit View Post
    When I ride my bike, it sits right in front of my desk. I feel your pain.
    +1 When I ride my bike is right next to my desk in my office. Today though I didn't feel like contending with a jacket for the ride in, so I drove..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muttleyone View Post
    Well there are always "sick days". Sick of being inside.

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    I've always liked George Carlin's concept of "well" days... "Hello boss, just calling in to let you know, I'm too well to come into work today..."
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    I always brought my bike right inside the warehouse. Now I don't have that issue as I don't work at all anymore! lol.

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    I had the best of both worlds...for a while. I rode a bike to work, locked it up at the rack by security, then walked into the plant and got my plant bike to ride around on during the day while working

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    Quote Originally Posted by atmdad View Post
    I know there is a commuter forum, but I prefer the company here.
    In case you haven't noticed, there's quite a bit of overlap, both in the actual people and in the attitude.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



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    I got a sunburn on my arms and face yesterday during lunch. I seized the moment and did a 1 hour Tour de Neighborhood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atmdad View Post
    I know there is a commuter forum, but I prefer the company here.

    The problem is that I can't concentrate on work while it is a beautiful sunny day outside my window and my bike is all alone downstairs in a storage closet.
    I'm right there with you, I find myself distracted by thinking about alternate routes home, I love a change of scenery...

    Someone on the commuter forum defined work as "the tedious part of the day that comes in between two bike rides."

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    I can see your point.

    I work on the road, or out of my house.
    The bike is in the garage, the weather is here and obvious.

    Sometimes, a certain member calls, and says "3 o'clock?"
    That's when I have those little cartoon guys, one on each shoulder, shouting in my ear.
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    go play with the commuters. they're a fine bunch. reg. your post - yup - one aspect of bike commuting is looking forward to the ride home all day long.
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by old's'cool View Post
    I've always liked George Carlin's concept of "well" days... "Hello boss, just calling in to let you know, I'm too well to come into work today..."

    I'm actually considering that in the near future.... 4 days of rain and tomorrow's going to be beautiful
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    I took a well day on Monday, though it's unclear that anyone noticed. Yesterday I got drenched on the way home... no biggie, changed when I got there. This morning I got pretty soaked just riding from Penn Station to my office; not so nice. That, to me, is the major pitfall of bike commuting. Well, I should be dry by the time I leave this afternoon....

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    When I ride my bike, it sits right in front of my desk. I feel your pain.
    Too much temptation for me

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    I feel your pain. I would love to ride a bike to work but 65+ miles is a bit much for an everyday commute. That, and riding through not so nice parts of town.....

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    I hear you. I use any excuse to hop on the bike, meetings, appointments, errands on the other side of campus. Heck, if I need to go across the street I'll jump on the bike.
    I gave up my campus parking 3 years ago so I could ride every day. To much snow, put on the x-country skies. It's an addiction!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    In case you haven't noticed, there's quite a bit of overlap, both in the actual people and in the attitude.
    I did notice there is some overlap, but here there has been a subforum created for the "what is it worth threads", while i haven't seen a "how do you clean up when you get to work" subforum spun off the commuter forum

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    I haven't rode in a couple of weeks as I have been busy, and I'm getting extremely tired of looking out this window and seeing perfect riding weather.

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    I am regretting my current job change...drove 4 hours today, sitting here in a hotel in Lynchburg, VA wishing I had a bike...

    Time to buy a BROMPTON n+1 here I come

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    It was a cold, wet, soaking rain on my commute today. Fortunately, I was wearing rain pants and jacket and could park my bike in a rack area with a ceiling. C&V content: I was on my 70s St. Etienne porteur.

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    Neal--I salute you; today was a pretty ugly day for biking. I did think about it, but I left my bike outside last night and the saddle was soaked, plus I know from experience that my rod brakes are useless in the rain (there's my C & V content). Yesterday was beautiful though--I had a nice lunchtime ride over to your neck of the woods to go to Cutty's!
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    Quote Originally Posted by greengage View Post
    Neal--I salute you; today was a pretty ugly day for biking. I did think about it, but I left my bike outside last night and the saddle was soaked, plus I know from experience that my rod brakes are useless in the rain (there's my C & V content). Yesterday was beautiful though--I had a nice lunchtime ride over to your neck of the woods to go to Cutty's!
    I wasn't concerned until I saw some older guy loading up an ark, two by two.

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