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    First time commuting to work today

    Wish me luck everyone! I'm not nervous just kind of worried about the ride home that will be at 11PM so I am anxious to see how night riding is... there is a sidewalk the entire way so I can always use it when if i start to feel uneasy

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    You should be fine if you have some good lighting. Oh yeah and we need to see pictures of the commuting machine in its full setup
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    Quote Originally Posted by stringbreaker View Post
    You should be fine if you have some good lighting. Oh yeah and we need to see pictures of the commuting machine in its full setup
    I'll definitely get some pictures up soon!

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    have fun!
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    Hopefully you have front and rear lights of the blinking variety.

    Stay off the sidewalks, nobody (walking or driving) is expecting bikes to be on sidewalks, they're not called sideroads for a reason. Its actually more dangerous to ride on sidewalks, especially at night when overall visibility is reduced. You'll get over discomfort of being on the road fairly quickly. Stay alert and make yourself seen to motorists around you (lights at night, etc).

    Other than that, good luck and enjoy!

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    When i worked overnights I found that riding at night wasn't that bad since there was less traffic to deal with. I just hated that some drivers felt they could get away with stuff under the cover of darkness. However, that was very rare.
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    Troy, do you wear your football helmet when you ride?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scroca View Post
    Troy, do you wear your football helmet when you ride?
    Doesn't need a helmet. He has a built in hair helmet.

    Hair helmet is the best helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scroca View Post
    Troy, do you wear your football helmet when you ride?
    Quote Originally Posted by Wescoe View Post
    Doesn't need a helmet. He has a built in hair helmet.

    Hair helmet is the best helmet.
    haha!


    Well guys I did it! Went smoothly there and back. only took ten more minutes than driving, amazing! Will post pictures tomorrow of the schwinn!

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