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Old 04-20-01, 06:00 AM   #1
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I rode into work today. First time in three years. I have to drive half way; but, I miss the major traffic. I get to park in Valley Forge Natioanl Park (you know, where Gen. George Washington spent the winter in that tiff with the blokes accross the pond ) and ride 9.5 miles next to the river.

What a great way to start the day.

I have to get my routine down. I almost forgot my undies
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Old 04-20-01, 06:54 AM   #2
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Hey, TriBob!

Congratulations! I just started bike commuting on Monday, myself.

I grew up in Red Bank, NJ (beach), and in Flemington, NJ, a few miles from the Delaware. I always loved the waterfront area in Philadelphia. I never got to bike there, even as an adult, but it must be gorgeous in the morning.

Best of luck!

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Old 04-20-01, 08:16 AM   #3
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There is nothing wrong with commuting only part way if it avails bicycle commuting to you. FANTASTIC!

It still gives you daily bicycling enjoyment and still offers all the personal, economic, and environmental advantages as full-distance bicycle commuting.

Keep it up!
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Old 04-20-01, 08:45 AM   #4
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Sounds like a great route along the river!
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Old 04-22-01, 06:37 PM   #5
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I used to commute to grad school in Southern California. My favorite part was a path along the "paved" San Gabriel river. On dry days, I would ride up and down the steep banks on the corners of my tires at 25mph. That made for some really wierd tire wear.
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Old 04-23-01, 10:40 AM   #6
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I live in Kansas City, Missouri, not far from where jramsey (post above) lives. When I was commuting, my route passed by or over the Kansas and Missouri Rivers, and my workplace was just a half mile or so from one of the Lewis & Clark expedition campsites. Pretty nice views for my riding, too!

Best wishes, Tribob and jramsey, for your commuting--don't be too easily discouraged by all the little annoyances that are bound to pop up. I accumulated 13,000 miles commuting, and after a long layoff complicated by major surgery, I'm just now getting back into cycling. So send me some positive thoughts as you turn those chainwheels! :-)
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