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Old 08-05-14, 11:55 PM   #1
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Hello from British Columbia, Canada

Just joined the forum and stopped by to say hello and introduce myself.
I live in a small place, tucked away between mountains and started to commute to work.
I bike 10km on the dot, door to door, one way. Half the ride is in town and half on the highway. I am fortunate to ride a wide shoulder of the highway, both ways, with an average of 6' in width.

I am interested in learning more about making this commute as enjoyable as possible and getting ready for a new bike. Also interested in maintenance and keeping my bike in top shape.

Present ride is a 1997 Schwinn Moab with Deore components. Just installed new tires, cheap ones, Specialized Crossroads Flak Jacket.

I enjoy this commute immensely and hope to be able to do it for many years.

Cheers.
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Old 08-06-14, 05:03 AM   #2
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Hey rara avis,

Welcome to Bike Forums from Texas.

Commuting is a fun challenge.
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Old 08-06-14, 06:55 AM   #3
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Welcome to BF! A 10k commute is good---not too long but not too short either. Enjoy it before the BC Winter Demon takes it away from you for a few months. Your mention of the tires gives rise to another thought, too---you’d be wise to carry a pump and a tube/tire puncture repair kit on a ride that long. I never minded walking my bike 1 or 2 miles to get home with a flat tire, but more than two miles gets into my “I don’t want to push a dead bike that far” zone.
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Old 08-06-14, 09:01 PM   #4
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...BC Winter Demon takes it away ...
We are very lucky here. My girls logged 39 days of skiing last winter. Full days that is, start at 8:30 and came home at 4:30. Schools here have one day a week when everybody goes skiing during season. Just kids having a blast all winter long. Nothing is taken away.
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Old 08-06-14, 09:02 PM   #5
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Thank you all for your warm welcome.
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Old 08-12-14, 12:59 AM   #6
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Welcome! I'm new to BF as well.
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Old 08-12-14, 07:39 AM   #7
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