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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 04-18-09, 09:47 AM   #1
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MSN Cycling Article

Probably not much in here that most reading here don't already know...

http://health.msn.com/weight-loss/sl...6407&GT1=31036
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Old 04-18-09, 10:38 AM   #2
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"Turning the pedals over 5,400 times an hour gives you serious tone in your quads and calves," Gaertner says. "In other words, the muscles you notice when you're wearing heels and a mini."
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Yup, every time I where heels and a mini my quads and calves get noticed.
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good article thanks for posting
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"And as of this year, good old Uncle Sam is chipping in: If your bike is your primary mode of transportation to work, you're eligible for a $20 monthly tax-free reimbursement from your employer for bicycle-related expenses like supplies, storage, and maintenance."

Not bad, better than nothing, but you know what would be really cool? why not a tax break on a new bicycle purchase for commuting? Say being allowed to claim it as an itemization for any bike up to...$3,000 maybe? Hell, if the gub'mint can do it for hybrid automobiles, then why not bicycles? Just be willing to sign a waiver or some such stating that you're purchasing it for commuting to and from work as your primary purpose (in addition to recreation/racing/etc)?

Taxes I don't know, but a good idea I do know

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"And as of this year, good old Uncle Sam is chipping in: If your bike is your primary mode of transportation to work, you're eligible for a $20 monthly tax-free reimbursement from your employer for bicycle-related expenses like supplies, storage, and maintenance."

Not bad, better than nothing, but you know what would be really cool? why not a tax break on a new bicycle purchase for commuting? Say being allowed to claim it as an itemization for any bike up to...$3,000 maybe? Hell, if the gub'mint can do it for hybrid automobiles, then why not bicycles? Just be willing to sign a waiver or some such stating that you're purchasing it for commuting to and from work as your primary purpose (in addition to recreation/racing/etc)?

Taxes I don't know, but a good idea I do know

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In Ontario, Canada there is no provincial tax on bicycles under $1,000.00 currently, whether that bicycle is used for commuting or not. Unfortunately there are very few domestically made bicycles under $1,000. Most commuters though, probably do use lower priced bicycles, so it probably helps.
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"And as of this year, good old Uncle Sam is chipping in: If your bike is your primary mode of transportation to work, you're eligible for a $20 monthly tax-free reimbursement from your employer for bicycle-related expenses like supplies, storage, and maintenance."

Not bad, better than nothing, but you know what would be really cool? why not a tax break on a new bicycle purchase for commuting? Say being allowed to claim it as an itemization for any bike up to...$3,000 maybe? Hell, if the gub'mint can do it for hybrid automobiles, then why not bicycles? Just be willing to sign a waiver or some such stating that you're purchasing it for commuting to and from work as your primary purpose (in addition to recreation/racing/etc)?
Good luck actually getting that $20 benefit. The law is badly written but it apparently allows for a company to deduct the $20 they're supposed to pass on as a benefit. Maybe. Or something like that. I asked at my company and they were baffled as exactly how to implement it.

A tax deduction for a bike purchase seems like a no-brainer if the feds are actually serious about encouraging biking
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