Old 07-31-08, 07:34 AM
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I encourage anyone who wants to relaunch the VLC or XCC threads to do so. When Mars launched it, the idea was to create an online support group for people with significant commutes. He and many others sometimes found it hard to maintain the motivation day after day. We also tried to celebrate each others milestones on mileage, best speeds, new bikes, etc. It was open to anyone who thought their commute was long or extreme for whatever reason. It looked like most people who posted there regularly had commutes over 12-15 miles.

The tenor of the threads attempted to be supportive of each other and offer the best tips and advice we had to any newcomers. We tried to stay away from dogmatic advice or endless debates like backpack vs. panniers. If you look at enough of them you'll see occasional rants about motorists and other situations, but we tried to keep it civil.

I know I'd be happy to chime in when I can if someone else wants to launch some interesting trains of thought.
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