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Old 08-01-01, 08:21 PM
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Reserve power

Come to work tired? Car-commuting sapping your strength?

Try bicycle commuting. It can give you, "reserve power."

Most car-commuters think that bicycle commuting will tire you out from the long haul. It's positively unthinkable (and rightly so, to one who is out of shape from never cycling or walking or climbing stairs.) But I'm here to tell you (as if you needed it) that cycling to work actually does the opposite: it strengthens you for the day ahead.

In fact, it's such a powerful uplift, once you arrive at work nothing
would dare get in your way of having a great day!

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Old 08-01-01, 08:42 PM
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Ya, Pete, that's for sure.

Some days after sitting on my fanny-wanny-doo-dah all morning at work, I have to go for a spin at lunch in order to wake up and refresh.

THEN, I am VIBRANT and FIT ! = Quite prepared indeed for another four hours of sitting.
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Originally posted by Pete Clark
In fact, it's such a powerful uplift, once you arrive at work nothing
would dare get in your way of having a great day!

...except maybe incompetent management!
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Old 08-01-01, 08:59 PM
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Originally posted by mike
Some days after sitting on my fanny-wanny-doo-dah all morning at work, I have to go for a spin at lunch in order to wake up and refresh.
That was frequently a soul-saving device for me, too. I'd ride my bike up to Subway for a (good) lunch, or to the public library (excellent one, thank goodness! can't praise it enough ), or to the thrift store--and it made all the difference in the world for the rest of the day.

You know, too, if you get in the habit of bringing Subway sandwiches back to co-workers, it strangely increases their respect for your cycling!
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I've just ridden to my university, where I am now posting this. I'm feeling pretty spanky right now.

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Always good to have your posts, spanky or not.
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Pete, you're 100% correct.
When I ride to work I am refreshed and ready to go.
When I drive I find myself wanting (or needing??) to stop for a "pick-me-up" at a convenience store before I get to work.

Driving DOES drain your energy!!
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Jon, you lucky, lucky person!!

...except maybe incompetent management!
Being retired, you don't have the same concerns we workers have.
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Originally posted by RonH
Jon, you lucky, lucky person!!


Being retired, you don't have the same concerns we workers have.
I dont know, maybe it balances out: I have to figure out how to live on a lot less money.

But given the choice between putting up with management, and having less money, I'll take less money.
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I enjoy my commute so much, I have (well, not really) mixed emotions about the thought of retirement. Now I automatically ride my almost 9 miles AM and 13+ miles PM so I don't even have to think about it or "squeeze it in". When I retire I will have all these decisions to make.
1. Do I ride first this morning or drink coffee?
2. Do I ride this morning or wait until this afternoon?
3. Do I want to do a short ride or go for a long one?

See what I mean? Complications, complications!
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