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    Just startin out

    Hello,
    Back in December I decided I needed to get out and get movin. The usual reasons: Get off the couch, get healthy, have fun. I didn't know which bike to buy so I decided I would buy a cheap road/dirt until I could decide. Now I have gone GREEN and take the bus to work. The bus rack is full with bikes so I must lock it at the bus stop. Now I think I want to buy a folding bike to take it with me on the bus. So now I'm starting my research into folding bikes.

    Have fun,

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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Welcome to BF.

    Why lock your bike at the bus stop? Is the distance from home to work too far to ride?
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2015 Cannondale SuperSix EVO carbon

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    Either jsharr's suggestion, or the folder would work.

    Welcome to BF, and feel free to PM me with any questions !

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    Yes Ron, the ride to work is 15 miles with hills. I'd be too sweaty to ride in the morning. I have done the ride home about ten times because the bus rack had a spot in the morning yet going home it was full. When I ride home from work I'm usually too tired to do anything else that night.

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    After a month or so, you would get home feeling great! I know I do...and yes, I've got some big hills here.

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    agreed

    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    After a month or so, you would get home feeling great! I know I do...and yes, I've got some big hills here.
    Agreed! Although my only "hill" is an overpass over the train station, the ramp is a doozie, as well as the bridge itself (Krakow's category 4 hill?). In any case, I haven't ridden for a good 15 years, and after only a week, I'm not only cranking it up the hill without dropping down to my lowest, but I'm getting home 5 minutes faster. I was shocked how fast I got back some of my form. Granted, in my case, it may be simply a matter of getting my cadence back, but I can feel it in my breathing and my muscles as well. If I were you, I would try to make it a practice of riding home a couple/three days a week, and see if it helps.

    -Jon

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