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Old 04-03-09, 11:43 AM   #1
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First commute

After months of deciding which bike to purchase and planning my trip, i've finally suceeded !
Commuted to work 9 miles there and 7.5 miles back (found a quicker route, both journeys took just under 40 minutes, so i'm quite pleased for a first attempt, and do you know what...... it wasn't half as bad as I thought !
Here's to my next commute !
BTW im keeping a log of how many bike rides I do and how far etc on my twitter page using an iphone program called cychosis, if anyone wants to view its at twitter.com/blundell, if its not allowed to advertise this then sorry and please delete...
But can I thank all the people who helped me when I asked all the dumb questions
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Old 04-03-09, 11:51 AM   #2
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Congrats... Nice work.. if you think the first time wasn't bad, just wait it gets even better...
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Old 04-03-09, 11:56 AM   #3
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Congrats. I went through the same process at the end of '08. Don't let yourself give up. It gets better each week you stick to it.
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Old 04-03-09, 12:23 PM   #4
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Congratulations! Stick with it, and stay vigilant...I started for the season a couple days ago and was careless. Bungee cord in the drivetrain. Check your gear.
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Good job! Now just don't let a**hole SUV tank commanders scare you back into your car (or train).
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Don't know how old you are, but when i started commuting about 3 years ago i was 42. 16 mile r/t commute, nothing extreme, but after about a week of this commuting gig my quads were very sore...everyday. This went on for about 2 months until i finally concluded that this soreness was going to become my new reality now that i was a "bike commuter". About a week later, pain went away. Even when i've slacked off for two months this winter for extended business travel, i never had that quad-scream again. You may be in better shape and not even experience this issue but if you do, realize that it will pass, eventually. Congratulations!
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