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Old 06-20-14, 05:05 PM
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JoeyBike
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Originally Posted by wphamilton View Post
I actually do enjoy my commutes, and I like the trips to the grocery store and other errands. I don't feel like that time is wasted, but in some small part improves me physically and emotionally.
I find my bike commute far less hateful than commuting the same by car. However, on the Love-Hate continuum, my bike commute is a long, long way from the Love end of the thing. As my cycling-only neighbor once told me, it's simply a matter of "I gotta get over there, and this is what I got."

Originally Posted by spare_wheel View Post
now i know you are trolling. no one rides a bike like you do for "utilitarian" reasons
I am not the only one, although I confess I only know three other cyclists in NOLA (one recently moved to DC, the other back to Boston) who ride that way all the time. Now there are only two of us left as far as I know. And thanks to the recent improvements in cycling infrastructure I can mostly avoid those "bike messenger" conditions. End of an era I think. Good riddance too.

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