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    commuter newbie

    It is my 3rd week commuting to work. I just wanted to thank all of the experienced riders for their posts. Your posts have taken a lot of the guesswork out of commuting and have helped make starting off go smooth.

    I see why you all get hooked on this so easy. I've had a blast riding to work every day. I find myself looking forward to waking up every day to ride, instead of having to drag myself out of bed to drive to work. I ride 8 miles each way, and have tried to stretch the ride home into a 20 miler, two or three days a week. I'm getting used to riding miles on a mountain bike with slicks instead of a lighter weight road bike. The mountain bike seems to be better suited for commuting. Thanks again for the good info.

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    Glad to have you!
    Quote Originally Posted by MadfiNch on Commuting forum
    What's the point of a bike if you can only ride it on weekends, and you can't even carry anything with you?!
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    Welcome, driven1! So, if you haven't said so already, what was it that made you decide to give commuting a try?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagged
    Welcome, driven1! So, if you haven't said so already, what was it that made you decide to give commuting a try?

    I started riding this past spring after foot problems were keeping me from running. I got hooked on riding right away and found this websight after looking for some info on road cycling. Once I read some of the posts from the commuters on the sight it just made sense to at least give it a try myself. Now I'm hooked and know why everyone seems so content to be pedaling to work every day. Of course rising gas prices help make the decision to ride instead of drive easier........I mainly just enjoy riding twice a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by driven1
    . . . I've had a blast riding to work every day. I find myself looking forward to waking up every day to ride, instead of having to drag myself out of bed to drive to work. . . .
    How many of our co-workers look forward to their commute home? Only the ones on bikes.

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