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    New Commuter


    I'm in the 2nd week of bike commuting to work. 6.5 miles to work (get dropped off near trail) and 9.5 miles home. Downhill on the way in & uphill on the way back. Still figuring out how best to transport clothes and lunch without wrinkling and smashing. Also figuring out what to ride in since I have no cycling clothes.

    Riding a 1993 Trek Aluminum 1200 (that's what the frame says). Putting things in a rear bag bungeed to rear rack. In the bag are two plastic tubs to prevent smashing things.

    Know nothing about bikes.

    From Falls Church, VA.

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    Welcome to Bike Forums! Check out the Commuting and Hybrids/General Cycling forums and feel free to ask any questions you may have.

    When I commute to work I roll my clothes like I would when packing a suitcase. I have found some fabrics travel a little better than others.

    If you already have a rack on your bike, you might consider getting some panniers to put your food and clothes in. That will go a long way in preventing smashing and wrinkling.
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    Now get on your cheap bike and give me a double century. You walking can of Crisco!!

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