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 09-09-11, 08:20 PM   #1
CvilleCommuter
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Bikes: Trek 7.4 FX WSD
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Tallyho

I will be lurking, for the most part. I'm going to get commuting to work (about 12 mile round trip) in about a month. I'm currently getting myself fit enough to get 'er done. 6 miles one way isn't bad, but 3.5 miles of the journey (the closest bit to my home) is extremely hilly and on a narrow country road. One section doesn't even have a center line. While the mornings won't be bad, as far as motor traffic, the afternoon/evening will be a challenge. I will have worked for 8.5 hours, mostly on my feet all day in a rather stressful profession, and have to pedal home those 6 miles, the last 3.5 being the "grizzly" part.

But I will be reading up in the meantime, hoping to learn from the masters, and probably throwing in my 2 cents along the way. And, did I mention? I don't know a speedtrap from a derailleur - did I spell that right? I haven't seriously ridden a bicycle since I was 15, and that was, ah, 31 years ago. I have some catching up to do.
CvilleCommuter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-11, 09:00 PM   #2
DEK
Senior Member
 
DEK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Tampa, FL.
Bikes: '11 Felt Z85, '72 Motobecane Grand Record
Posts: 1,590
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Welcome to BF. Good luck in your commuting endeavor.
DEK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-11, 05:24 AM   #3
10 Wheels
Galveston County Texas
 
10 Wheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In The Wind
Bikes: 2010 Expedition, 03 GTO
Posts: 29,894
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 303 Post(s)
Welcome to Bike Forums.
Have fun with your commute.
__________________
[SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI
10 Wheels 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 04:18 PM.