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    Another Old Fat Guy... PA

    Hello! I started commuting during the fuel crisis of the 70's. Tried to race but wasn't very good. Enjoyed the sport so I became an race official. I can't commute anymore as I work 2nd shift. The roads do not lend themselves to riding around midnight.
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    I recommend checking out the commuting and Electronics forums. There may be a way to light up a midnight commute!

    What part of PA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
    I recommend checking out the commuting and Electronics forums. There may be a way to light up a midnight commute!

    What part of PA?
    A guy was killed on a bike last week at 9:15 pm on one of the roads I would have to take. There really is no shoulder on the twisty roads that some drivers think is a race track. When I was younger I would probably have done it. Midnight now most likely not but thanks for the suggestion.

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    Two bikes one car one way trip a day//probably better though just to find some fun riding//dont let it slpi away!/Kenneth

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongT View Post
    A guy was killed on a bike last week at 9:15 pm on one of the roads I would have to take. There really is no shoulder on the twisty roads that some drivers think is a race track. When I was younger I would probably have done it. Midnight now most likely not but thanks for the suggestion.

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    Are there any alternate routes? You are wise to avoid twisty+dark+high differential speed in planning a commute. The general attitude is that more light=safer, but I'm of the mind that more light doesn't help you from an inattentive driver.

    BTW, I grew up near Northampton-Bath.

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    Welcome! I am originally from Allentown. My son and I rode the Ironton Bike trail when I was up last October. We are planning on riding the Lehigh Gorge Rail-Trail sometime this year. Hope you are able to find a safe commute to work. Good luck and stay safe.

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