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    Because I'm non-Abelian.

    I do ride my bike to work most days though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nachoman
    Insert a good excuse here ___________________ .

    (Because all of mine are too lame).
    Hows this,i just dont want to,i ride enough already.
    Touch every 3rd person and you'll find an idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitingduck
    Because I'm non-Abelian.
    Ha! That caught me completely by surprise. Good one. I'll be even more surprised if more than .5% of the bikeforums members get it, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitingduck
    Because I'm non-Abelian..
    Math nerds

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryE
    Ha! That caught me completely by surprise. Good one. I'll be even more surprised if more than .5% of the bikeforums members get it, though.
    Count me among those who have no idea what the f' you're talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith99
    No shower facilities and arriving sweaty is not acceptable in a professional position.
    IMO this is not true. One can be clean and properly dressed at work without shower facilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsexson
    IMO this is not true. One can be clean and properly dressed at work without shower facilities.
    How might one accomplish this???

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsexson
    IMO this is not true. One can be clean and properly dressed at work without shower facilities.
    Yuk!
    Touch every 3rd person and you'll find an idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitingduck
    Because I'm non-Abelian.

    I do ride my bike to work most days though.
    That is quite clever...a cyclic group whose elements commute. Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TYB069
    How might one accomplish this???
    I don't know about other people, but I take it pretty easy on the way in. I bring a change of clothes (including underwear) and keep some alcohol-based wet wipes and deodorant in my desk. When I arrive, I drink some cold water, take several minutes to cool down, and then go into the bathroom, wipe myself off, put on some new deodorant, and put on dry clothes. I also like to bring another set of clothes for the ride home and a plastic bag for the wet clothes. Of course, I can wear tee shirts and shorts at work, so it's easy for me to put it all in a backpack. Your clothes would get wrinkled if you have to do business casual or higher, so you might have to get creative (maybe keep a small iron in your desk?) Check the commuting forum or use the search function, this topic comes up all the time over there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryE
    I don't know about other people, but I take it pretty easy on the way in. I bring a change of clothes (including underwear) and keep some alcohol-based wet wipes and deodorant in my desk. When I arrive, I drink some cold water, take several minutes to cool down, and then go into the bathroom, wipe myself off, put on some new deodorant, and put on dry clothes. I also like to bring another set of clothes for the ride home and a plastic bag for the wet clothes. Of course, I can wear tee shirts and shorts at work, so it's easy for me to put it all in a backpack. Your clothes would get wrinkled if you have to do business casual or higher, so you might have to get creative (maybe keep a small iron in your desk?) Check the commuting forum or use the search function, this topic comes up all the time over there.
    Not ideal, but do-able. I do the same thing at my office, but instead of bringing in a change of clothing on the ride in, I plan out the communte and try and bring in the change of cloths the day before.
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    I do commute, but here's the reasons I've heard.
    1. They have to get up earlier.
    2. It takes more time.
    3. The weather is unpredictable.
    4. They don't want to appear to be left-wing.
    5. Too far.
    6. They paid for the car, insurance, etc., might as well use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oilfreeandhappy
    I do commute, but here's the reasons I've heard.
    1. They have to get up earlier.
    2. It takes more time.
    3. The weather is unpredictable.
    4. They don't want to appear to be left-wing.
    5. Too far.
    6. They paid for the car, insurance, etc., might as well use it.
    Number 4 is probably because of those Critical Mass a-holes.

    Depending on how far they are from work, some of those other reasons seem quite valid. Most people have to be at work absurdly early in the U.S.

    Number 6 brings up a interesting point. Many of the costs of car ownership are fixed. Unless bike commuting allows you to get rid of the car, not using you car to commute may not save you that much. OTOH a bike commute could save you a gym membership. I still don't understand why people would use a car for a one mile trip though (laziness I guess).

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    I've got a new reason not to commute on my bike to and from work now.

    There are a few guys that work at the same place I do who ride their bikes to and from work because they have to. They've lost their license; usually drom drinking and driving. One of them was riding home late at night (shift ends at 10:30 pm) when a group of thugs followed him, ran him off the road, then mugged him and stole his wallet. Poor guy ended up in the hospital; last I heard, these thugs were still at large.

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    46 miles to the office one way (but I usually only go in a couple of times a month ) Most of the time I am at a jobsite 150-700 miles from home. Need the truck to get there. Most campgrounds/motels that we stay at are not commutable to the jobsites...but I am working on that one Eventually I may get a job where I can commute by bicycle, but I don't see it in the near future.

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    19 miles each way to work. Based on the terrain and road layouts, I figure it would take at least an hour, probably 90 minutes each way on bike. Instead I carpool and it takes about 25-30 minutes. Otherwise, I'd love to. My long term plans include living close enough to work to ride when the weather isn't too bad, but we'll have to wait to see if that pans out.

    I tried public transit exactly once the day after my car got totaled. It took 2 hours. 'nuff said.

    Nice one on Abelian. I was sitting there scratching my head trying to remember Abel's theorem, then someone else explained it.
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    Two words--company vehicle.
    I drive a company van home. I will occasionaly get a service call on the way in to work and I am also on rotation for 24 hour call.

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    Why not?

    During the work week I try to communte at least 3 days out of 5.

    On the weekends I park my car, and do my best to use my commuter for errands. In fact, I'm going to be placing an order for a Chariot Y-Frame cargo trailer this afternoon. I will use this primarily for lawn and garden supplies....bags of fertilizer, mulch....etc.....
    Groceries are on the list also, as well as construction supplies for my basement remodeling project.
    In addition, I am actively donating junk my family has collected over the past years, and the nearest salvation army is about 3 miles away.
    It seems that I have a growing list of things I can use a cargo trailer for.

    On the fun side, a weekend tour would be nice. I'll be able to carry a lot of things including the kitchen sink!

    Lastly, we are blessed living in a small city that meets all our needs within riding distance, such as...
    2 Hardware stores
    2 Grocery Stores
    Metro Hospital is 1.5 miles away
    A handful of Pharmacies/Drugstores
    Resturants
    Coffee Shops
    Parks
    OurDoctor/Dentist is within 5 miles
    etc.....

    So the bottom line is I need a car only for work!
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    live 43 miles from work total miles to and from my house is 86 miles.
    I get up @ 3:45 A.M. leave by 4;20 @ work by 5:00. I get home by 3:30-4:30 depending on the time I leave, this leaves me plenty of time to ride.
    three days a week average 25-28 miles, and that does not include the week-end rides which average 40-75 miles.
    I am trying to get a job closer to home though, so I can bike to work, but no luck so far.
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    Because

    1) I'd get hit by a psycho Hong Kong taxi driver in the first week of commuting,
    2) Hong Kong is all hills and
    3) The air pollution here is so bad that excercising (and breathing heavily) outdoors is apparently
    worse than sitting indoors and doing nothing

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    Oh, and it's a ten minute walk to work

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