Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Introductions Welcome to the BikeForums community! Please introduce yourself to other forum members here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-04-04, 07:25 PM   #1
Alphie
Right calf grease tattoo
Thread Starter
 
Alphie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Alpharetta GA
Bikes: '02 Alpe D'Huez
Posts: 200
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
New commuter: Alphie

Hello folks. 1 week and counting until I pick up my '02 Alpe D' Huez and start commuting to work. Only about 14 miles round
trip, but in the Atlanta area that can be a challenge as well as life-threatening. Got fed up with high gas prices and buying
foreign oil to support our petroleum addiction. I like environmentalism made personal.
Alphie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-04, 06:52 AM   #2
iceratt
contre nous de la tyranie
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Little Siberia
Bikes: Trek 830, Trek 520, Surly 1x1 fixed
Posts: 564
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi. I hope you like visiting here.
There are a few other bike commuters, from the Atlanta area, who post frequently. I've heard about the challenge of riding there, though I understand it's pretty. There has been a lot of discussion about the effects of increased gas prices on people's likelyhood to bike more. I haven't heard of anyone else who was nudged just enough by this.
iceratt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-04, 10:52 AM   #3
AndrewP
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Montreal
Bikes: Peugeot Hybrid, Minelli Hybrid
Posts: 6,521
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Its good to see more people commuting, because the more cyclists there are on the streets, motorists will be more likely to treat cyclists as part of the normal traffic scene. Things would be pretty good for bike commuters in Montreal if they filled the pot-holes in the streets. Good luck.
AndrewP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-04, 10:59 AM   #4
bnet1
'Bent Brian
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Wellington Ohio
Bikes: Trek 1000, Rans Tailwind
Posts: 560
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi,

Waiting for a new bike can drive you nuts. I waited about 3 weeks for my Rans Tailwind recumbent. It was worth the wait. Commuting is now a blast. Little traffic in my area at 6:00AM. Afternoons can be a pain though as some of the businesses let out. Enjoy your new ride.

'bent Brian
bnet1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-04, 01:29 PM   #5
RonH
Life is good
 
RonH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Not far from the Withlacoochee Trail. 🚴🏻
Bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and 2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod
Posts: 16,659
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 178 Post(s)
Welcome Alphie from a former commuter (Decatur to Norcross).
When I get another job I'm hoping I'll be able to commute cause I sure miss it.
RonH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-04, 11:27 PM   #6
Alphie
Right calf grease tattoo
Thread Starter
 
Alphie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Alpharetta GA
Bikes: '02 Alpe D'Huez
Posts: 200
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks to all for the warm welcome. First day of commuting went pretty well, had to go in to work at 3 pm, got out at 12 am.
Hills that i barely noticed in the car were quite apparent cycling to work. I like to think I'm in pretty good shape,
I run 6 miles, 5 days a week; but cycling definitely uses different muscle groups. Muscles I have not used in years.
Alphie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:52 AM.