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Old 04-14-11, 09:33 AM
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You might be interested in some of the Traffic Skills for bicyclists classes offered by the League of American Bicyclists. They also offer a commuting class. If you follow the link, you can find classes in your area. That will help you be more comfortable and confident on the road.

And yes, I'd go for the cheap beater right now. Get the $600 hybrid later as a reward for your progress. You will also be able to make a more informed decision on which bike you'd prefer by then. In fact, I'd wait on the good bike till you get to grad school. That will let you avoid the shipping charges and possible damage in transit. That will also let you get a bike that looks local and will fit in on campus and not catch the eyes of bike thieves.

Congratulations and happy riding.
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I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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