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Old 02-19-02, 06:50 PM   #1
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Hi, from rural Upstate, NY

Hi everyone! I'm a single, 40 something educator who would rather be exercising than working. I'm a biker from way back, who discovered swimming in her 20's, then discovered running in her 30's and now do all three. Yeah, I'm thinking of triathlons. Anyway, I live in the northeast, U.S. and have been known to cycle in the winter. I have a Trek mountain bike, two Cannondale road bikes, and an old Schwinn Touring bike. I want to get back into touring, but still haven't found a way to bring my German Shepherds along on the bike. They hate being left behind. I'm going to try to commute to work in the spring once a week...42 miles one way...that ought to get me in biking shape, and shake up my somewhat confined students (I teach in a prison). Presently, I train on a Kurt Kinetic trainer, when I'm not running or swimming!

Anyway, I have the summer off, so if anyone has an idea for a trip...let me know. This seems like a fun forum and I've already found some good information from you guys. Thanks!

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Old 02-19-02, 07:13 PM   #2
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Triathlons...nice! Welcome to the Forums.
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Old 02-20-02, 04:10 PM   #3
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I'm going to try to commute to work in the spring once a week...42 miles one way...
WOW!! 42 miles!! That should make the inmates sit up and listen.

Let us know how the commute goes.
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...and I thought my commute of 42 KM was long....

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Welcome.

I've often thought about ways to take our dog on tour with us (now that we can get "pet passports" in the UK), but he's too lively to sit in a trailer and too flighty to rely on him running beside us, so at present we only take him on forest tracks .


You could always try sled racing as a way of travelling with your dogs!
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The dogs do tie me down, but I can't live without them either. They're my family. As far as the commuting goes...the inmates may be more awake than I am, for a change, at the end of my commute. I plan to do it once a week.

Temperatures are warming up around here. May go for a roadbike ride outside tomorrow!
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Old 02-21-02, 01:36 PM   #7
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umm....3 hours each way by bike?
Well, if you can do it....
Seriously, though, you should check out your local bike club. the finger Lakes Bike Club might be near you-I believe that they are based in Geneva.
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I live in a very small town, Cooperstown, NY...far from anything. As you know I have quite a commute to work. There is a bike club here, but it's a bunch of young race crazy guys that wouldn't think of including a 40 something year old WOMAN. I'm going to look into another small club about 25 miles from here. I guess they get together once a week during the summer to do time trials. The speed stuff is fun, but it would be fun to find a touring group.

Today I biked 25 miles. Usually unheard of in February! It ended in the rain...but who cares...it was great being out there.

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