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Old 04-01-09, 07:31 AM
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I'm getting the bike a tuneup tonight, and taking her out for a training run. But on top of the training runs, I'm also going to be commuting to work again beginning tomorrow. Probably just the one day this week, but starting next week 3-4 days a week, and non-payday fridays. Last year my best time was around 25 minutes including stops, so I'm going to be shooting for times like that on the way into work, and better as I get faster.

The plan for tomorrow is ride to work, ride to the pool, swim, and then ride home. While it isnt the kind of instant transition im preparing for in the Triathlon, it does provide me the experience of riding after swimming.
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After a long winter I'm having just a tad bit of trouble getting back into it. I rode today with the streets all wet and w/o fenders. Damn. I need some fenders. I just bought a langster seattle but gave the fenders away because I thought they were ugly. Big mistake.
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Yeah, today I switched from the geared winter bike to the SS summer bike. I think my bike went through some kinda transformation from 48/17 to infinity/2. Commuting are hard, but it gives you such a great base for almost free.
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After a long winter I'm having just a tad bit of trouble getting back into it. I rode today with the streets all wet and w/o fenders. Damn. I need some fenders. I just bought a langster seattle but gave the fenders away because I thought they were ugly. Big mistake.
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Planet bike has adjustable Freddy Fenders, cheap, plastic, work well, if they get mangled just pick up a new set and recycle the old ones. Nice to be able to ride on a wet road without needing to wash everything after to get the road grunge off. I need to get some of the retro reflective tape and a set of fenders for my wifes bike..... I think I need to schedule a trip down to MEC....
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