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Originally Posted by substructure
EDIT: I chose this route because if I head south around Crowder Mountain I can get to my church which is on the other side. In case I want to park there and ride to and from work at this point.
A couple of other pieces of advice. For a really long commute, you probably want to look at LED for your lights. The new MiNewt from Niterider looks like a pretty good package with a good runtime. $150 is a little steep but it's less than other lights. I haven't seen the beam pattern so I can't say how good that is but I have used other 3W LEDs and they are too bad.

If you are going to be riding near dark, you need to know when the sun goes down...even if you aren't riding to and from work. Look at US Naval Observatory site for a sunrise/sunset table. Use it even if you are just riding after work.
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