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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 02-14-13, 05:56 PM   #1
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Popping the air out of my commuting potato chip bag tomorrow

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Old 02-14-13, 06:02 PM   #2
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Take it easy and enjoy yourself.
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Old 02-14-13, 06:37 PM   #3
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Old 02-14-13, 07:28 PM   #5
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There has got to be a better way of putting that.
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Old 02-14-13, 07:31 PM   #6
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Old 02-14-13, 07:32 PM   #7
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Old 02-14-13, 07:34 PM   #8
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give yourself plenty of time and take care of yourself
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Old 02-14-13, 08:34 PM   #9
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Enjoy and don't be too hard on yourself. Many get discouraged if they pass on a day here and there. You'll ride when you ride. I'm full on in MN since the new year but I'm 6mi each way. I'll stretch it when the roads clear. Good luck!
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Old 02-14-13, 09:21 PM   #10
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What are you riding and how far is your commute?
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Old 02-14-13, 09:48 PM   #11
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Old 02-14-13, 10:06 PM   #12
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Old 02-14-13, 10:26 PM   #13
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Old 02-14-13, 10:37 PM   #14
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Old 02-15-13, 07:20 AM   #15
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Pity you didn't post this on Feb 13 so that the virgin ride would occur on Valentines Day!
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Old 02-15-13, 07:28 AM   #16
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Alright! another new commuter. I wish there were more around here. Its fun when you see others commuting too. Sometimes I feel like the weird one commuting in cold weather and everyone is looking at me like I'm a strange one. Enjoy and take it easy.
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Old 02-15-13, 08:03 AM   #17
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The other day, I finally met the person (guy) who was leaving bike tracks in the snow ahead of me. We were going in opposite directions so we couldn't commute in tandem. Kind of hard to tell under a bike helmet and ski goggles but he looked young (20s, I'm 52).
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Old 02-15-13, 08:15 AM   #18
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ditto on the what bike, and what type of commute (length, conditions, etc)?
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Old 02-15-13, 05:38 PM   #20
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hehe thanks guys

I ride a bad boy 9

the commute is 3.6 miles each way, its pretty laid back, just a couple of turns here and there


I have come to realize that i'm going to need a rack and trunk bag so that i can bring my gallons of water to work without relying on my car
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Old 02-15-13, 09:13 PM   #21
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I have come to realize that i'm going to need a rack and trunk bag so that i can bring my gallons of water to work without relying on my car
They don't supply water at your job?
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Old 02-15-13, 10:03 PM   #22
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Old 02-15-13, 10:45 PM   #23
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the town that I work in has a water radiation issue. I stay away from it
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Old 02-15-13, 11:50 PM   #24
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How do you like the Bad Boy? They have a BB9 in my LBS that I've been eyeing....like I need another bike.
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Old 02-17-13, 02:08 PM   #25
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It's amazing dude I can't stay off it
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