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Old 05-25-03, 03:12 PM   #1
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Hello from Ontario

Hi everyone,

I've been a member here for a while now, but haven't done my Introduction yet, so I guess it's about time.

I'm a 22 year old male from Ontario Canada. Lately (ie. the last couple of weeks) I've been biking back and forth to work (almost) every day. I have no car, so need to get there somehow, and I dislike relying on other people for rides. Anyway, it's about a 10km commute, and takes me about 25 minutes. I'd say about 1/4 of the route is on crushed gravel trail (part of the Trans Canada Trail), and the other 3/4 are on city streets (some of which are quite busy).

I also enjoy cycling on the country roads around my area. I don't do long distances (30km is about my avg ride) but might start doing longer rides in the future. I'm also considering joining a local club to do some rides.

My ride is a 1999 Trek 820, pretty much stock, but I've added a rear fender. I've been considering clipless pedals as well, but haven't sprung for those yet.

My main interests are wilderness canoe trippping and camping. I have an extensive website on this topic, which you can see at http://www.oxford.net/~davecope/outdoors/
You can find more info. about me on that page as well (probably more than anyone needs to know...). I'm currently a student, and attend the University of Waterloo. I'm studying Geography, with a focus on GIS (Geographic Information Systems).

What more do you need to know..? Any more questions, feel free to ask!

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Old 05-25-03, 03:14 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums! How are you enjoying commuting by bike?
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Old 05-25-03, 03:22 PM   #3
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So far so good!

I get to work nice and early so that I have lots of time to shower and change. The shower is COOOLD so I cool down from the ride if it's hot. I'm usually more awake than I would be if I didn't ride in, so I guess that's a bonus too
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Welcome!

You may want to consider working with the other folks in the Commuting forum-and we also have a Commuting Book forum where people are contributing towards writing a book on commuting.

Take care,

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