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Old 05-06-08, 03:09 PM   #1
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Got my utility cycling started today

Not much to brag about. I went to my daughter's high school and took something she had forgotten. I then went to the grocery store and picked up a few things we needed. I took them home and then went to my LBS to get a couple of items I needed. About 10 miles total.

Nothing too great, but it's a start. I really want to do this.
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Nice start to it!
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Not much to brag about. I went to my daughter's high school and took something she had forgotten. I then went to the grocery store and picked up a few things we needed. I took them home and then went to my LBS to get a couple of items I needed. About 10 miles total.

Nothing too great, but it's a start. I really want to do this.
Edwardsville!? I used to live in O'Fallon! I actually grew up there. Ever been to Woods Bakery? I envy anyone who can go there on a daily basis... mmmMMMmmm sprinkle donuts. Good on you with the commuting! It's nice to live so close to your daughter's school, huh? I lived about a mile from OTHS and remember biking to school all the time. Some good schools in that area. Here's to many more bike commutes for you!
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Old 05-07-08, 05:45 PM   #4
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Starting is half the battle...or more. Congrats on getting out there!
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Old 05-07-08, 06:11 PM   #5
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Nice! It's wonderful how simple errands become enjoyable. Life isn't something that happens once the errands and tasks are done...it's the whole process. I wish you all the best!
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Not much to brag about. I went to my daughter's high school and took something she had forgotten. I then went to the grocery store and picked up a few things we needed. I took them home and then went to my LBS to get a couple of items I needed. About 10 miles total.

Nothing too great, but it's a start. I really want to do this.
Sounds like an awesome start to me! The way I look at it is; every mile helps...you and everybody else (whether they know it or not!)

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