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Old 01-29-16, 08:15 AM
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Talking amongst ourselves... Interviewed by a BFer

When BFer @JonathanGennick contacted me about doing an interview for Loose Screws I thought, Well, that's about right.

Turns out, it wasn't about peculiar eccentricities at all. Unless you consider winter bike commuting peculiar...

https://www.loosescrews.com/bruce-wi...ter-commuting/

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You're an inspiration!

BTW, I'll be sending you a PM later about riding the Erie Canal. I am riding the Erie Canal trail from Buffalo to Albany this summer with several friends. One of our overnight stops will be in the Rochester area.
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Bruce, you gave a great interview. Thank you. I'm proud of how that piece came out.

And you inspired me to splash out for some additional winter gear, including a balaclava of the type you describe. So there will be no more foggy-glasses excuses, or at least a lot fewer of them.
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That was a good interview. Smell the roses....you ain't got time to be smellin the roses!!!
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Originally Posted by tarwheel View Post
You're an inspiration!

BTW, I'll be sending you a PM later about riding the Erie Canal. I am riding the Erie Canal trail from Buffalo to Albany this summer with several friends. One of our overnight stops will be in the Rochester area.
Super!

Looking forward to meeting you and maybe going for a little spin.
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
That was a good interview. Smell the roses....you ain't got time to be smellin the roses!!!
I know it. You have to stop to do that. And who wants to stop?

I can smell the roses later... From my coffin.
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Very inspiring!
Riding in the winter is no big deal where I live, we don't get any rain (sometimes a light drizzle) or snow, the only "difficulty" is to ride in the dark in the morning and evening.

When I first started commuting by bike I didn't think I'd be able to keep on during winter but, as you said, I just started one day and kept doing so. This years we'll probably move to a city that sees a lot more rain so then winter commuting will be a real challenge! (for me).
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Very nice. We have it pretty easy here in the South.
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Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
We have it pretty easy here in the South.
Right up until July. Don't know how you do July.
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Right up until July. Don't know how you do July.
More like June, July, August and sometimes September. Summers can be very challenging in the South, and climate change isn't making them any easier. I would rather commute in the winter here than the summer.
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More like June, July, August and sometimes September. Summers can be very challenging in the South, and climate change isn't making them any easier. I would rather commute in the winter here than the summer.
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Thank for that, Bruce. I enjoyed that.
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Nice! I can imagine how the interview would have gone if it was done by someone who didn't ride.
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Originally Posted by tsl View Post
I know it. You have to stop to do that. And who wants to stop?

I can smell the roses later... From my coffin.
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Thanks, Jonathan and Bruce. That was a nice article to read.
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Excellent, excellent interview. Makes me want to get out on my bike right now, even though it's in the 30's and getting dark very fast. Nah. I'm one of those guys with a million excuses.

Here on Long Island, the plows only clear enough roadway to let cars squeeze through. The bike lanes on my commute route are still completely covered in snow. And mostly, people have been driving like idiots since the big storm last week. Is this a good enough excuse not to ride to work? Please say yes!
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Please say yes!
Yes.

I know some of those roads--and drivers.
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Originally Posted by no motor? View Post
Nice! I can imagine how the interview would have gone if it was done by someone who didn't ride.
Well they wouldn't have been able to speak about studded tires...

Oh wait...

You mean...

Never mind.
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