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Old 02-10-06, 12:41 PM   #1
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First Vancouver Commute

I'm feeling rather pleased with myself for getting my lazy backside out of bed in good time to ride my new commuter bike into work today. I've barely ridden since arriving in Vancouver last August and today was my first commute.

The weather was superb, bright sunshine and cool. The route was easy and well signed. From Coquitlam to Port Moody, along the Barnet highway, past the velodrome, and then onto the quiet residential bike routes along Francis/Union streets and then Adanac street to downtown.

The new bike bike worked well. It's a Devinci Destination touring bike set up with Avid road disc brakes (so I can get down the big hill in the rain). The only thing that didn't work was the wireless computer, but that's trivial. And I'm sure I can refine the route a bit.

It was an easy hour and twenty minutes door to door, just pottering, while I cough up the remnants of a chest infection.

Today is a good day. Time for a cinnamon bun I think.
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Old 02-10-06, 12:46 PM   #2
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Awesome !
Where abouts in coquitlam is your start?

In the summer I like doing a loop around coquitlam, past the velodrome, such pretty visuals along there.
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I start from near Westwood golf club. So it's 2.4km straight down at an average of 10%. I was pleased I had my ears covered.
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Sounds like a nice ride.
..and a GREAT day for it too!

I'm kind of bummed out cause I was doored on Monday afternoon, and have been too sore to ride in all week =[
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I start from near Westwood golf club. So it's 2.4km straight down at an average of 10%. I was pleased I had my ears covered.
Oh ya that sounds like my start. I wish i started having to go straight up, cause starting out with a long downhill glide at zero degrees sucks, till the first hill where I get warm and toasty

Good luck on your future commutes, i think you missed most of the rain by skipping january

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