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Commuting Bicycle commuting is easier than you think, before you know it, you'll be hooked. Learn the tips, hints, equipment, safety requirements for safely riding your bike to work.

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Old 12-17-10, 01:35 PM   #1
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So, you're at work and need to run get lunch and dont want to change...

Office supplies work!

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Old 12-17-10, 01:46 PM   #2
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nice! I hadn't thought of that one. I've just been rolling up the pant leg.
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I'll tuck my pant leg into my sock ... but I'll also change into my bike shoes.
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Old 12-17-10, 01:59 PM   #5
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I tuck into socks - sure it looks goofy, but one less thing to worry about losing while I'm out.
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Old 12-17-10, 02:13 PM   #6
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Nice, but are those shoes SPD-compatible?
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Old 12-17-10, 02:52 PM   #7
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heh, no, not spd-compatible, but my cycling shoes that are back with my clothes are. I was going less than a mile and I have the campus style pedals, so I ran in platform mode.
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Old 12-17-10, 03:56 PM   #8
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I keep an emergency stash of food in my office for those times, or walk to nearby restaurants. That is one of the drawbacks to bike commuting, however, depending on how you view it. I seldom go out to lunch any more now that I bike commute most of the time, but it saves me a lot of money from eating out.
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Old 12-17-10, 04:06 PM   #9
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That is great!! I previously used packing tape...but just recently purchased a hi-viz velcro ankle strap that works like a charm.

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Old 12-17-10, 04:27 PM   #10
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I just get on my bike & ride. MKS Grip Kings + Powergrips and loop frame FTW!
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Old 12-17-10, 04:43 PM   #11
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Niiice! Chainguard, fenders and stopped taking the SPD shoes off once I got to work and I'm practically already on the bike while I'm at my desk.
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Old 12-17-10, 04:44 PM   #12
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I just roll my pant leg up, which is what I do anyway.. unless it's summer when i'm wearing shorts.
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Old 12-17-10, 06:25 PM   #13
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I have faux-leather ankle straps, but that's a pretty good idea.
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