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    ..but you already knew this

    Bike commuting is good for you.

    http://tinyurl.com/cfjeeef

    it's preaching to the choir around here I know.

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    There's no such thing as too far.. just lack of time
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    only for certain parameters and only with so much commuting time per day.

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    The reason bicycles are so magical is because they so utilitarian. Combine utility + exercise and you clearly have a win-win situation with bicycle commuting. What other physical activity is like bicycling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by agent pombero View Post
    The reason bicycles are so magical is because they so utilitarian. Combine utility + exercise and you clearly have a win-win situation with bicycle commuting. What other physical activity is like bicycling?
    I used XC skis to get to work in Stockholm.

    Sometime I would use a kayak.

    makes it quite easy when the uni is in the middle of a forest and next to a lake

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    Yes, but this makes it look more official.

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    Duh.
    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

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    http://www.538.nl acidfast7's Avatar
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    well, one also needs to consider that the study only looked at Danish people in Copenhagen (or people who lived in Copenhagen and read/wrote Danish).

    this is quite a small genetic pool actually.

    and FWIW, most riding was flat and on city bikes.

    more info: http://www.regionh.dk/fcfs-english/M...Inter99+Study/
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    From the article:

    As a study by Portland State University professor Jennifer Dill in the Journal of Public Health Policy shows, 60 percent of Portland cyclists ride for at least 150 minutes per week (the recommended exercise minimum for adults) and that “nearly all the bicycling was for utilitarian purposes, not exercise.
    Every commuter I've met rides for both exercise and utilitarian purposes. And Jennifer Dill is one of those annoying planners who loves to stereotype cyclists. I am strong, confident, enthused, interested but absolutely foffing not fearless.

    http://bikeportland.org/2012/07/18/p...cyclists-74938

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    http://www.538.nl acidfast7's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by spare_wheel View Post
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    Every commuter I've met rides for both exercise and utilitarian purposes. And Jennifer Dill is one of those annoying planners who loves to stereotype cyclists. I am strong, confident, enthused, interested but absolutely foffing not fearless.

    http://bikeportland.org/2012/07/18/p...cyclists-74938
    I would say that most people over here, including those in actually cited in the study, ride for utilitarian purposes only. Especially those in Denmark (where the study took place.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
    ride for utilitarian purposes only
    i was clearly referring to my experience in pdx, not denmark. moreover, the idea that most commuters have only one single motivation for cycling is silly.

    from the danish tourist bureau:

    http://denmark.dk/en/meet-the-danes/ninetips/
    You’ll get faster from A to B and...it also helps with getting exercise.

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