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Old 05-11-11, 07:59 AM   #1
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Good day folks,

Just wanted to chime in as I am new to the forum. I have been communitng for the past 3 weeks and loving it. My commute is from 13-15 miles depending on the route I take with some really minor hills.

Reasons why I started to commute:
- schedule conflict with my wife as we used to car pool
- saving on gas and parking
- most important reason, is getting fit

My current setup is:

Bike: Trek 2nd District Single Speed
Pedals: Shimano M520
Shoes: Shimano M076
Fenders: Bontrager Satellite - love it as it is removable

I am also riding with a backpack and of course a helmet.

Love the bike but it is not as smooth riding as my Trek FX 7.3. Overall I am very appy that I did the jump to SS.
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Old 05-11-11, 08:49 AM   #2
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It's nice to have alternative routes you can take, I've found my homebound commute to vary wildly in distance

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Old 05-11-11, 09:35 AM   #3
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Old 05-11-11, 10:28 PM   #4
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looking at a District myself. Those things are pretty sweet.
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Old 05-11-11, 10:45 PM   #5
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Welcome. Post a pic of your bike!
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