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    I found a road bike.
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    Rules of commuting?

    Mine is: Red light go.
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    L T X B O M P F A N S R apricissimus's Avatar
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    1. Get to work in one piece.

    2. Don't run into anyone along the way.

    3. Have fun.

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    I don't like commuting on my mountain bike. The suspension absorbs my pedalling.
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    An Army of Fred harleyfrog's Avatar
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    No matter how much you plan, no matter how much you try to avoid it, eventually you will be riding in the rain.
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    You know all that money we spend on nuclear weapons and defense each year, trillions of dollars, correct? Instead -- just play with this -- if we spent that money feeding and clothing the poor of the world -- and it would pay for it many times over, not one human being excluded -- we can explore space together, both inner and outer, forever in peace. Thank you very much -- Bill Hicks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markok765 View Post
    Mine is: Red light go.
    Mine is don't feed the trolls.

    f off troll

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffS View Post
    Mine is don't feed the trolls.

    f off troll

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    1. Swerve wildly and unpredictably.
    2. Throw things at cars. I keep a bag of heavy duty bolts in my jersey pockets.
    3. Yell obscenities at small animals and children. They'll thank you for it later.
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    Check out JoeyBike and you will see what JeffS means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harleyfrog View Post
    No matter how much you plan, no matter how much you try to avoid it, eventually you will be riding in the rain.
    I like riding in the rain! I bring along a rain jacket.

    I think what JoeyBike is doing is great, and I wish I had the skills to do what he does.
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    An Army of Fred harleyfrog's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markok765 View Post
    I like riding in the rain! I bring along a rain jacket.

    I think what JoeyBike is doing is great, and I wish I had the skills to do what he does.
    I'm still waiting. It would be a welcomed relief from riding in the heat and humidity we typically have around here. Then again, I'll probably be retracting that statement around mid-October.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harleyfrog View Post
    I'm still waiting. It would be a welcomed relief from riding in the heat and humidity we typically have around here. Then again, I'll probably be retracting that statement around mid-October.
    Here we always have flash storms, they start suddenly, cause a big downpour for 20min, then stop, and repeat in a few hours.

    It's fun!
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    1) The only easy day was yesterday
    2) Faster, harder than yesterday
    3) Shiny side up.

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    Tour Journals, Blog, ride pix

    I'm in the celtic folk fusion band Baroque and Hungry. "Mended", our new full-length studio album, is now available for download.

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    1. Go south to get to work.
    2. Go north to get home
    3. I cannot overemphasize the importance of 1. and 2.
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    pancake theoretical physics is a good new direction for this thread.

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    When the light turns green wait a few seconds and let the cars go first so they can get t-boned by red light runners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evblazer View Post
    When the light turns green wait a few seconds and let the cars go first so they can get t-boned by red light runners.
    truer words have rarely been spoken!

    1: Take the F-ing lane!
    "When I see someone commuting in a downpour on a touring bike with a pie plate and no fenders it makes me want to weep." - Bikesnobnyc

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    1. Stay upright.
    2. Take the lane.
    3. Get to work a half-hour early, (I never want them to use the excuse, "He's late because he rides that bicycle to work.")
    That's gonna leave a mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BroadSTPhilly View Post
    1. Go south to get to work.
    2. Go north to get home
    3. I cannot overemphasize the importance of 1. and 2.
    You can reverse the directions if you are not afraid of an extra long ride. Pack wool socks and snacks for the polar bears and penguins.
    The early bird may get the worm, but it is the second mouse that gets the cheese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyPC8MyBraind
    Rules for new commuters:

    ~Just do it... then just keep doing it
    ~Ride It Like You Stole It
    ~Keep The Rubber Side Down [This one is of critical importance!]
    ~When you start talking youself out of riding....just Shut Up and Ride
    ~Buy new goodies/bikes with the money you save
    ~Constantly show off sexy biker legs to wife/gf/bf/whatever
    ~It never gets easier, you just go faster[well at first it gets easier]
    ~Work..it's the ugly time between rides
    ~Objects in your mirror are stupider than they appear
    ~The unintelligible comments from passing cars are always compliments
    ~Sweat and snot[in winter] are sexier than you might think
    ~If 2 bikes are headed in the same direction they are racing
    ~Your new name is Fred [or Wilma]
    ~The response to "Get on the sidewalk!" is "Ride your freakin' bike!"
    ~Once you are completely soaked, you can't get any wetter.
    ~Don't worry Be Happy
    ~Perfect your shower time down to 4.25 minutes. You'll be doing it a lot.
    ~Yes, helmets are dorky, but you should still wear one.
    ~Laughing at JAMs makes them madder than giving them the finger.
    ~Don't ride through Garbage Juice..especially when cornering.
    ~Quickie Marts are the cycling oasis [Gatorade fits the bottle holder].
    ~When someone bails you out, you are obligated to pay it forward 2x
    ~Biker Tan... Set a new higher standard for Farmer Tan
    ~Bicycles, the other fun thing between your legs.
    How's that?
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    ~Biker Tan... Set a new higher standard for Farmer Tan

    Hehehe. Glove lines and helmet spots... classy.

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    No matter how carefully you make sure that the intersection is clear, there's ALWAYS some JAM waiting to run you down, hidden carefully behind some SUV, even if there's no space available to pass on the road......

    (at least I found one).
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMACH 5 View Post
    3. Get to work a half-hour early, (I never want them to use the excuse, "He's late because he rides that bicycle to work.")

    WORD.
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