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Old 09-19-06, 08:12 PM   #1
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rode the new bike to work today

First day riding my new Raleigh Cadent 2.0 to work, its a bit rougher ride but I cut about 10 minutes off my commute and I really wasn't pushing myself too hard it just gets up to speed quicker and is easier to maintain the speed. There was light rain and the roads were wet but I really felt secure on this bike, I don't think I will be riding this bike all the time cause the Specialized hybrid is just so smooth but I wanted to see how much time I could cut off,man the Raleigh rocks it just fits me so well and shifts like a dream. I usually ride 3 days a week but maybe not that much this winter it just depends. I will ride on days its not quite so crappy since we can get some really nasty weather here in East Pierce county washington, we get a lot of wind and driving rain out of the cascade foothills. But what the heck I have extra clothes at work so its possible I'll be riding more than I think
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Old 09-20-06, 09:03 AM   #2
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I usually ride 3 days a week but maybe not that much this winter it just depends. I will ride on days its not quite so crappy since we can get some really nasty weather here in East Pierce county washington, we get a lot of wind and driving rain out of the cascade foothills. But what the heck I have extra clothes at work so its possible I'll be riding more than I think
I'm willing to bet that you'll be riding more often than not. I'm up the I-5 in Redmond, and we get a lot of the same winter weather: Wind, rain, some more rain, and chilly (with rain.) Decent rain gear will keep you on the road in conditions that you wouldn't believe.
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Old 09-20-06, 06:02 PM   #3
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Lord knows I want to ride all the time. I don't really mind the rain but getting blown around really sucks. I can get dry at work, I have a complete change of clothes there and on the way home its not a biggie cause I can always take a nice warm shower when I get home. I drove today and all day I was thinking crap I should have ridden in today. I had a friend of mine tell me when my wife and I bought our hybrids which were our first really good bikes that we would get hooked and man she was right.Thats a good thing isn't it?
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