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Old 03-11-14, 07:11 AM   #176
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Old 03-11-14, 09:54 AM   #177
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Here's a sight from my commute along the MUP behind the college where I work. I had too much fun with Photoshop and textures. What does this mean? I have no idea. But it's creepy cool.

they live we sleep by ccorlew, on Flickr

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View from the 12th Street overpass of the western terminus of I-90 on a Sunday morning on my way home from work last weekend.

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Old 03-11-14, 10:12 PM   #178
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One of my favorite sections of my commute.
I knew where this was before I even looked at your location. Right over the bridge at the fork with the path going back up to Sutherland. Third Creek Greenway was a great recreational ride. My wife took it to UT sometimes on her commute as well. In fact, I just showed her this pic and she says "hey that's the guy that parked outside behind SERF." If you're him, my wife was the one with the Evel Knievel seat. So, maybe that's you, or someone else has a bike that looks like yours too.
Either way.
For my commute from the Bearden area I used to take Papermill to the Papermill Bluff GWY-> Wesigarber GWY -> Middlebrook Pike -> Jean-Teague GWY -> Ten Mile Creek GWY and up Cedar Bluff. Some of the time I'd go from there to Karns as well. Lots of hills - that slog up Middlebrook after the Kroger is just ohmygod.

Anyway, great to see other K-ville folks. We lived there for 3 years and just moved to Houston in September. We miss it a lot. Hope the guys at Bearden Bike & Trail are still doing great. Mail me some Tomato Head?
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View from the 12th Street overpass of the western terminus of I-90 on a Sunday morning on my way home from work last weekend.
If the freeways down here looked like that at rush hour, I would almost be tempted to drive.

Almost.
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I knew where this was before I even looked at your location. Right over the bridge at the fork with the path going back up to Sutherland. Third Creek Greenway was a great recreational ride. My wife took it to UT sometimes on her commute as well. In fact, I just showed her this pic and she says "hey that's the guy that parked outside behind SERF." If you're him, my wife was the one with the Evel Knievel seat. So, maybe that's you, or someone else has a bike that looks like yours too.
Either way.
For my commute from the Bearden area I used to take Papermill to the Papermill Bluff GWY-> Wesigarber GWY -> Middlebrook Pike -> Jean-Teague GWY -> Ten Mile Creek GWY and up Cedar Bluff. Some of the time I'd go from there to Karns as well. Lots of hills - that slog up Middlebrook after the Kroger is just ohmygod.

Anyway, great to see other K-ville folks. We lived there for 3 years and just moved to Houston in September. We miss it a lot. Hope the guys at Bearden Bike & Trail are still doing great. Mail me some Tomato Head?
Very cool! I know the bike that your wife is talking about, but it's not me! I think the owner of that one is a professor. I'm a lowly grad student.

Your commute sounds pretty good. You're right though that it is a hilly one. It's hard to ride around Knoxville without a hilly ride.

I'll only be down here for another several months before moving up to Boston this summer. I'm excited to head home to Southern New England, but I will miss Knoxville. This is a good place.

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If the freeways down here looked like that at rush hour, I would almost be tempted to drive.

Almost.
What the heck are you talking about? Look at all that traffic. I count at least 15 cars that I can see in just one shot. That's way more than twice as many cars as I see on my entire half hour drive going to work.

Don't know how you folks can stand living in the city
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If the freeways down here looked like that at rush hour, I would almost be tempted to drive.

Almost.
If the freeways looked like that at rush hour, I'd be tempted to ride on the freeway!!!
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except that it's Sunday morning...
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One of my favorite sections of my commute.
oh hey an Xtracycle FreeRadical attachment/conversion! I just discovered these things yesterday, and would very much like to convert my old KHS MTB. How do you like it? Do you have any more details on your bike?
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oh hey an Xtracycle FreeRadical attachment/conversion! I just discovered these things yesterday, and would very much like to convert my old KHS MTB. How do you like it? Do you have any more details on your bike?
I have one, and love it. You can build it up as a heavyweight hauler -- or just add minimal accessories and keep it light and fast. I rode mine 15 miles yesterday. The long wheelbase is a joy.

Here's its first incarnation, as an extra stable platform for child hauling.
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The xtracycle is really great. It adds so much versatility to the bike. If you ever have to lift your bike alot or have limited storage space they are a huge hassle. For a garage kept bike that gets used as a hauler, tourer, etc. they are a really smart product. I recommend it if you have the space, and the bike to spare. They ride wonderfully and can carry just about anything that would be reasonable to carry on a bike without adding a whole ton of weight too if that is a concern.
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I was thinking of converting my kid's trailer into a cargo trailer, but I'd rather have the Xtracycle conversion.
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I took a small detour on the way to work the other day to try and appreciate the uniqueness of my area.

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thought I'd revive this thread.

Some fog this morning in the park
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I'm fortunate to have a 9 mile commute that is about 6 miles MUP and dirt path.

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This was an interesting morning...





It's been pretty foggy this week in the morning as well




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I have been happy lurking but I couldn't resist this thread. I took these pictures in the summer/fall of 2014 to show off my commute to work. This is what i see everyday (although the trapeze school has shutdown the outdoor ring for the winter).
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The American flags were set out on 9/11, I presume by the Park Service. Attached to each flag was a small note with the name of someone who died during the attack.
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damn dude that looks like an awesome commute. I used to live in Manassas, so I'm familiar with a lot of that stuff. Never biked when I lived there though. How far do you go each way and from where to where? Do you work in DC proper?
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I live in Alexandria and my commute is 12 miles each way, 24 round trip. I work in DC and am fortunate that I can stay on the trails for most my commute and have limited interaction with traffic except for a few intersections.
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Can I reply with a video though? so you could see my city better!

How to start bike commuting in the city - I made this last night!

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