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    Sharing my commute!

    I just want to share a few pics of my commute. It was a lovely day, and everything is finally getting nice and green!

    My 20-mile commute, while scenic, gets pretty darn boring after a while. It's mostly on the highway. The good part is I have only one stop sign and one set of lights to go through! I envy you folks who get to ride on bike trails and streets sometimes...




    Huge beaver dam in the middle of the pic here:




    More long highway stretches...


    Here's a morning when I cheated and caught a ride into town with a friend, so I only had to ride home. But I had to get up to work from downtown on the bike - which is about a 15 minute ride.

    This is a great, fun early morning cardio workout!

    This is a great, well used set of stairs for cyclists. It's a shortcut up from downtown to the hwy, which bypasses the dreaded main road, "2-mile hill."

    Check out the platform on the right for wheeling your bike up. Nice!


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    Thanks for reading!

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    I'm jealous.
    You would understand if I would ever post picts of my tour de sewer.

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    That is just an awesome commute. I'd love having to navigate that each day, you're lucky & thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DataJunkie
    I'm jealous.
    1+. Just beautiful.

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    That was awsome and I hate you!
    Remember: 98% of Drivers rate themselves as at least "Above Average".

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    Hey, you'd get bored of it day after day too. I guess the main thing is that there is very little variety - I can't take any other way in, and once I get closer to town, the traffic picks up. But the shoulders get wider too.

    I miss having to dodge cars, sit at lights (and take a breather!), and riding real bike trails! Yes, I might be crazy, but I get sick of semi's zooming by at 120 km/hr. I should take pics of 2 semi's trying to pass me in opposite directions, while I bail off the road (since shoulders sometimes exist, sometimes not) onto the gravelly bits!! That's a regular thing. Why don't people SLOW down a bit and try not to pass while a vehicle is coming in the other direction when there is NO shoulder on the road!?!??! Esp. on the long, straight stretches!

    Is there a PERFECT commute out there somewhere??!!

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    gorgeous commute! Now if you could locate a single track that ran into town, that would be a nice diversion

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    Spectacular!! Thanks for sharing
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    looks beautiful! I can understand how it would get boring with no stops though...especially if it's the only way to go...at least with us city commuter types we can take a different strett once in a while...

    Not to be a safety freak, but are you taking those pictures BEHIND you I hope? or are you a fearless? crazy? Wrong Way Cyclist?!?!

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    Awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NM-NewRoadie
    looks beautiful! I can understand how it would get boring with no stops though...especially if it's the only way to go...at least with us city commuter types we can take a different strett once in a while...

    Not to be a safety freak, but are you taking those pictures BEHIND you I hope? or are you a fearless? crazy? Wrong Way Cyclist?!?!
    Don't fret! I ride on the right side, and I am taking the photos behind me. I did take some on the other side, it's funny the ones I posted are all on the same side of the road. Thanks for the concern!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtn_chick
    Is there a PERFECT commute out there somewhere??!!
    Have you seen my pic journey? Not perfect, but not bad... I don't have magnificent mountain views like you, but I have the same year round, no snow, no brown winter jacket, just green, green and green.

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    Very nice! Thanks for sharing the picks - I suspect if we aren't careful, they are going to throw us off the group... Cruel and unusually punishment.

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    WOW, I wished I had a boring commute. All I get to look at is cars, cars and Tampa Bay.
    May your feet keep move'n with the wind to your back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jur
    Have you seen my pic journey? Not perfect, but not bad... I don't have magnificent mountain views like you, but I have the same year round, no snow, no brown winter jacket, just green, green and green.
    No, missed yours jur - I'll have to look for it. No snow! Wow. We have like great warm commuting weather for, oh, about 4 months...

    CigTech - yeah, but at least you have the warmth! (ok, maybe too warm at times...)

    crtreedude - I've read about your commute! Wild!!!

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    Do you CARRY your bick up those stairs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by golgotha
    Do you CARRY your bick up those stairs?
    The post specifically mentions the platform for wheeling the bike up and down the stairs.

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    I was so impressed by the thought of hauling a bike up a 30m staircase, I stopped reading!
    That is a very considerate concession by the architect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtn_chick
    No, missed yours jur - I'll have to look for it. No snow! Wow. We have like great warm commuting weather for, oh, about 4 months...
    Here ya go
    http://69.16.211.161/showthread.php?t=182400

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    Quote Originally Posted by golgotha
    I was so impressed by the thought of hauling a bike up a 30m staircase, I stopped reading!
    That is a very considerate concession by the architect.
    lol golgotha!! That would suck since some days my bike seems to weigh a ton!!!

    It is a great invention eh? It was nice of the city to add that in - it's sort of a shortcut that avoids going up a really freakin' long, STEEP hill. This is steep, but quick!

    Jur - great commute write-up!! I love the insane amount of detail!!
    *steals idea and blogs about it*

    But seriously - very cool and worth waiting on the sloooowwww dial-up for all the photos. I love seeing what other people go through while commuting their butts off!

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    A truly beautiful commute. What more is there to say?

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