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Old 06-26-09, 07:58 AM   #1
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Another one joins the fold!

So I was riding to work and minding my own business when I see my friend riding his trek to work!

A few months ago he had been mulling it over. I told him it's faster than public transportation, it's good excercise and it's not that hard to get used to doing. I hadn't seen him since. Anyway, we rode the bike path together for a few blocks, and you know what he tells me? The #1 reason he commutes by bike is because it saves him $30 a month on bus fare!

Have you ever converted someone?
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Old 06-26-09, 08:09 AM   #2
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I'm working on her but she's a reluctant Kitty. You know the French ...
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Almost had a coworker converted,then he got fired.
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I'm working on her but she's a reluctant Kitty. You know the French ...
Yeah, there's a guy I work with who's going to start cycle-commuting when we get back from being laid-off. 7/27/09. Said he wanted to 'ride the course' a few times before taking the plunge. He works 2nd shift like me and will ride home in the dark. He's got a 10-12 mile commute. I offered him one of my lights until he gets his fundage together and he's going to take me up on it. That's it, so far. Everyone else thinks I'm a little crazy. My wife's looking for work within 15 miles as she wants to cycle-commute, too. She's a PT and has a 68 mi rt commute. We have an Echo which is superb mileage wise, but she still sees the benefits of cycling and would rather ride.

Have a friend who's a commuter and has converted 3 people at his job. They're not as steady as he is because of rain, etc., but they're all getting more and more consistant as their gear improves. He says it's very gratifying to watch the process.
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Old 06-26-09, 05:08 PM   #5
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I converted a guy last year. He was doing a good job on his old giant hybrid.... till some $hithead in an explorer left hooked him.

He and the bike got banged up a bit. Hasn't ridden since. Partly because his lawyer tells him he should stay off till everything's settled, partly because he's a little gun shy (he did have a crappy ride right through the middle of hartford). But, I think the main reason is his OL will kick his arse if he tries it again.
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Yeah, there's a guy I work with who's going to start cycle-commuting when we get back from being laid-off. 7/27/09. Said he wanted to 'ride the course' a few times before taking the plunge. He works 2nd shift like me and will ride home in the dark. He's got a 10-12 mile commute. I offered him one of my lights until he gets his fundage together and he's going to take me up on it. That's it, so far. Everyone else thinks I'm a little crazy. My wife's looking for work within 15 miles as she wants to cycle-commute, too. She's a PT and has a 68 mi rt commute. We have an Echo which is superb mileage wise, but she still sees the benefits of cycling and would rather ride.

Have a friend who's a commuter and has converted 3 people at his job. They're not as steady as he is because of rain, etc., but they're all getting more and more consistant as their gear improves. He says it's very gratifying to watch the process.
I lived in nashville for 3 years. I liked the place, but, seems to me that it wasn't very bike friendly. Can't say for sure though as I didn't ride there.

Where do you live? What's your commute?
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