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Old 07-01-10, 12:43 PM
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First Commute!

I did it! After ten years of commuting by airplane, I did my first commute by bike (first in 10 years) today. I was discouraged and almost gave up because the building I work in does not have showers. The folks on the Commuting forum gave me suggestions and encouragement. I just moved into a private office so I now have a place to store my stuff and take a 'baby wipe bath.'

I am a 315 lb uber-clyde and my commute is about 9 miles each way. I ride 2/3 on roads and the remainder on a well maintained bike trail. I have a pair of Novarra Transfer panniers on a Jandd lowrider rack. I have a variety of bikes to choose from for my commute but I chose my Redline 925 fixied gear.

I am not giving up my car but I would like to commute 2-3 days per week or more.
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Congrats and keep at it!!
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A 9 mile commute seems like a short distance to require the need for an airplane

Congrats on the bike commute!
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