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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, 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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Old 04-03-09, 01:56 PM   #5
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Old 04-03-09, 02:32 PM   #6
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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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Old 04-03-09, 03:09 PM   #7
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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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