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Old 06-04-13, 07:33 PM   #1
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Finally Commuting Again Tomorrow

I bought my new bike on Sunday. I had a toothache start on Saturday and had to go to the dentist on Monday I was in so much pain and my face was swollen. I ended up having an emergency root canal because my old root canal got infected. Since I have been on pain killers I could not ride. Anyway I finally get to hop on my new Trek 2.1 in the morning. I can't wait, I feel like a kid at Christmas. Anyway good luck and safe riding to everyone commuting this week.
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Old 06-04-13, 08:15 PM   #2
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Hope you enjoy your first commute. Although, please remember that all subsequent rides will also be enjoyable. At least they have been for me.
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Enjoy, let us know how it goes!!!
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It went well, I did get a little wet in the rain but the bike is dried off and I didn't melt. Our town has a race to the beach going on. Everyday you run, ride your bike, take the bus you get miles. Today is an Ozone day so I get double miles. They draw for prizes every week. At the end three people win a trip to the beach. I hope I'm one of them.
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nice incentive!

My work pays me $20 a month to ride (only april-october). its great it cover tubes and other wearable items.

Glad you got on the bike today its a great way to start the workday. even better when there is a tailwind and you catch every green light
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Glad it went well! I started commuting a few weeks ago myself, and am enjoying it so far. Also really enjoying the money I'm not spending on gas!

That is a cool incentive, good luck winning your trip to the beach. Nothing like that here, it's just personal satisfaction.

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Thanks. It looks like if I ride the rest of the week I will be riding in down pours. We have lots of heavy rain forcasted.
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OP, I have a root canal in my future, sometime during the next couple of months. any tips?
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