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    Senior Member jrickards's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    I started bike commuting in May after school had already let out. Now that school has started back it's crazy on my normal morning route once I get near my office. So now I have started taking a different, 1-mile longer route in the mornings that passes zero schools.
    School starts next week for us. My office is on the university campus and the car line up to get out at 4pm will be abysmally long. I will be flying past them.

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    All due respect to the OP, but this advice this makes absolutely no sense to me.

    Why take a break when this is just the type of experience you can use to become a better more confident rider and really learn about your route options?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
    We do have a coast. It's called Texas. It's just a very long run to the water
    The ride back sucks, though. It's uphill the whole way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    CO is pretty much the best at everything, I think.
    Not all of Colorado...just Ft. Collins.

    http://allstate.wieck.com/media/new/Report_2013.pdf


    DC is #1 ...go DC!!

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    Lentement mais sûrement Erick L's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    Leisesturm nice rant but I was just thinking of the deaths I hear about every time the seasons change. the post wasn't for seasoned riders with lots of experience like yourself.
    You mean year-round riders?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    Leisesturm nice rant but I was just thinking of the deaths I hear about every time the seasons change. the post wasn't for seasoned riders with lots of experience like yourself.
    Don't worry, Leisesturm's posts are always rants about something or other.
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    I've been on vacation these past weeks... I'm done my break from commuting and I'll be riding in the insanity that is back to school week next Tuesday. But as others have mentioned the worst driving is always during the first snow storm.

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    I live in a university town. The only difference I notice is more glass on the roads (broken beer bottles, mostly) and more riders salmoning in the dark with no lights.
    The only time I take a break from commuting is during spring melt. Even studs don't work well on the wet patches of ice on side streets and in shady spots. Winter is easier unless the wind chill is really bad or there's been a lot of drifting snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    you might want to take a break from bike commuting until everyone gets settled.
    It's bike or walk for me. 20 miles is a long walk.

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