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Old 02-03-10, 11:09 AM   #1
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Started a Blog about Commuting to Work!

Hey guys,

I've been commuting to work, on the streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico metro area and have met lots of interesting people, and new places to visit. Ive written a couple of letters to politicians and would like get more people into commuting. So i just stated a blog called "Pedalea al Trabaja" (Pedaling to work)
i know most of you dont read spanish, but since this is such a great global commuter forum im going to post the link here www.pedaleaaltrabajo.blogspot.com

In this blog i speak of my experiences during commute, to infuse readers into bicycling!

today is the 3rd day...and already have the topic for today entry "Training for Pepsi 100" im gonna participate on my first race, and i need to add miles to my routin, so today ill be going with my vintage bike to the a roadie crowded part, the convention center, were 4 laps add 5 miles to my commute...my goal is ride at least 10 laps plus the 7 mile commute home...ill take pics of my commute...and try to have fun while many roadies soosh around me. I dont want to go faster, i wanna get there.
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Old 02-03-10, 11:40 AM   #2
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Muy bueno! Mucho gracias!

And that about exhausts my Spanish, which is sad considering I grew up in California.
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Old 02-03-10, 11:48 AM   #3
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This is great that you are putting content out there to involve the non-English speakers. Unfortunately I'm an English-only slug like vaticdart. I will link to your blog from my commuting blog though. Good job.
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Google translate. Might give you a slight headache, but it's readable, nice blog, keep it updated!
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Would you please stress to the Latino community that in USA the correct way of riding a bike is with the traffic, not against it? It seems to me that in NY every Latino (Chinese too, by the way) rides against the traffic. This is unsafe and irritating as hell.

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Would you please stress to the Latino community that in USA the correct way of riding a bike is with the traffic, not against it? It seems to me that in NY every Latino (Chinese too, by the way) rides against the traffic. This is unsafe and irritating as hell.

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I dont think this has anything related to culture or race, i think its mostly an educational issue, and i would bet that abitual counterflowers dont use the internet. People who counterflow, are thinking like pedestrians "have traffic in front of you". Its your local government resposibility to educate cyclist.

Today i plan to face a stereotype at the convention center... i want to stop stereotyping ROADIES! but they make it difficult! lol thats why ill do my best at "shut up and pedal" tonight. =-)



thanx for the support guys!

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i want to stop stereotyping ROADIES! but they make it difficult! lol !


Why deprive yourself?

Here is a test: Try to stop breathing. Just take your mind off of it. Just a little discomfort....errrr.....ERRRRR...*pass out*......hhhhuuuuUUUUU, uuuuuuuhhhhhh, hhhuuuUUUUU, uuuuuuhhhh....catching my breath....almost......ahhhhhhHHHHH!

Now, you have had more success living without oxygen than you will ever have not making fun of roadies. Just give in to the dark side and have some fun with it! I say it is impossible anyway.
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I got you linked to my blog.
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I can't understand it but the pictures are oh so nice.

Mine is just below in my signature. I blog about bikes, food, and sustainability
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Muy bueno! Mucho gracias!

And that about exhausts my Spanish, which is sad considering I grew up in California.
You forgot Hasta la Vista Baby!




OK that's all about all I know about espanol. si senor ding-dong!
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Just added another entry... "Training for Monte Claro 100" my first 100 mile event.


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I got you linked to my blog.
thxn for adding my blog Doohickie!

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Mine is just below in my signature. I blog about bikes, food, and sustainability
im going to read it right now! thanx!
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Would you please stress to the Latino community that in USA the correct way of riding a bike is with the traffic, not against it? It seems to me that in NY every Latino (Chinese too, by the way) rides against the traffic. This is unsafe and irritating as hell.

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High-class post right here.

AdamDZ since you appear to be a white guy, would you stress to the white community that in the USA the correct way of riding a bike is with the traffic, not against it? Thanks in advance.
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