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    MJH
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by MJH View Post
    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!
    I like to ride bikes. I miss living in the city though, where it was all a bike's ride away. City dwellers: appreciate it. :D

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    Starting is half the battle...or more. Congrats on getting out there!
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by MJH View Post
    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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    RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"
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    Aluminum: barely a hundred
    Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"
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