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Old 11-07-09, 06:01 AM
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I'm not the only one

I met/saw another commuter this past Thursday. I had seen this other rider off and on a few times over the last couple of weeks, going the other way. I hadn't seen her every day, so I didn't know if she was commuting or just out riding at 7:30 in the morning. Thursday the traffic was sparse enough that I was able to say hi and asked if she was on her way to work, as we were passing. She replied in the affirmative.
I just think it is shiny that I am not the only commuter along my route.
I realize that to most of you this certainly isn't postworthy, but, I live in a semi rural area. I had seen a couple of other Freds around, but, not with any kind of regularity. Actually, I haven't seen any other cyclists with any kind of regularity.
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Old 11-07-09, 07:00 AM
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I've NEVER seen another commuting cyclist on my commute. I've seen some roadies after work on training rides but that's it.
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Old 11-07-09, 11:12 AM
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Was she hot?
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Old 11-07-09, 11:35 AM
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Was she hot?
This is what the OP is all giddy about...
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Old 11-07-09, 11:45 AM
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I've only seen a few other commuters when I'm out, and know how glad you were to see someone else commuting.
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Old 11-07-09, 11:54 AM
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I always see this one cyclist every morning when I walk to school. I've said hi a few times, but he's the only one I've seen on a daily basis.
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Old 11-07-09, 12:26 PM
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At one stop light on my commute into work on Friday I counted 10 other cyclists waiting in line .
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Old 11-07-09, 12:59 PM
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Was she hot?
I'm not sure, there was 4 lanes of road between us.
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Old 11-07-09, 01:20 PM
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I'm more worried about hitting another cyclist that I didn't see than a car on my commute there's so many of us
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I see other bike commuters about once every few months on my route. Nobody consistently though.
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I don't see consistent commuters on my route and I follow the same route at the same time everyday. Perhaps the ones I did see over the summer are just faster and we no longer pass one another (atleast I like to think so). I'm just happy I saw more commuters this past year than any year before.
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Old 11-07-09, 07:15 PM
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I haven't seen another commuter on my way to or from work in about 5 or 6 years. I know they're out there, cuz last spring's Bike To Work Day had nearly a hundred people show up for the free coffee & bagels at city hall. But none of them go my way. The last one I saw was the 'stereotypical' immigrant restaurant worker on his way in, riding a $50 W-M special. Considering the proximity to my job location at the time, I very well could have built the bike he was riding!
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A good thing, similar to cool.
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I haven't seen another commuter on my way to or from work in about 5 or 6 years. I know they're out there, cuz last spring's Bike To Work Day had nearly a hundred people show up for the free coffee & bagels at city hall. But none of them go my way. The last one I saw was the 'stereotypical' immigrant restaurant worker on his way in, riding a $50 W-M special. Considering the proximity to my job location at the time, I very well could have built the bike he was riding!
Isn't it funny that they show up for free food and a chance to be in the paper but where are they now? I NEVER see anyone else and I work at a college (ok a community college but still..)
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I see lots of them now here in Detroit. Parking garages are now packing them in at the entrence!
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In the last few months of college, I've seen two other commuters, but I don't see them consistently. I used to run into a hot girl riding a tri bike while coming back from stats class, but she's disappeared now that it's under 60 degrees.

Next year I'm going to college in downtown Chicago, so this is sure to change.
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Old 11-07-09, 10:57 PM
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On Fri morning going from Montreal island to the South Shore I saw about a dozen cyclists going the other way. The temp was in the high 30s. I have seen nearly a hundred in the summer.
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Old 11-08-09, 12:41 AM
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I see lots of them now here in Detroit. Parking garages are now packing them in at the entrence!
Ron's back! I haven't seen any of your posts for about 6 months. Where have you been?

I see quite a few bike commuters where I live too, even in winter.

So if I understand the OP's situation, you were traveling in opposite directions and you shouted hellos across 4 lanes of traffic simply because you were both riding bikes?
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Originally Posted by jeffpoulin View Post
Ron's back! I haven't seen any of your posts for about 6 months. Where have you been?

I see quite a few bike commuters where I live too, even in winter.

So if I understand the OP's situation, you were traveling in opposite directions and you shouted hellos across 4 lanes of traffic simply because you were both riding bikes?
Summer time ya know No cable TV and no net ,,,,,,, now if I could only ditch the phonehmmm! Well it is good to be back and I just love the bike forums, and "THANKS"!!!
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Old 11-08-09, 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by jeffpoulin View Post
Ron's back! I haven't seen any of your posts for about 6 months. Where have you been?

I see quite a few bike commuters where I live too, even in winter.

So if I understand the OP's situation, you were traveling in opposite directions and you shouted hellos across 4 lanes of traffic simply because you were both riding bikes?
Pretty much, There aren't many folks on bicycles around here. When I see another cyclist I generally make it a point to at least acknowledge their existence by saying hi, and/or waving.

I grew up in a small town (pop.~500) the first time I was in a large city (Lewiston,Maine) I was very surprised by the way folks reacted when I would speak to them on the sidewalk. Mostly, they looked at me like I was nuts and most of the time they wouldn't respond.
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Have not seen another commuter near my house in weeks. Was one guy commuting on a full suspension Mountain bike that I think was going to the College near my office. His schedule may have changed. Had an older gentleman that was a sidewalk dweller that I haven't seen since spring. Haven't even seen my oldest daughters x-boyfriend since spring and use to pass him almost every day as he was on his way to school. He may be driving now. Just turned 17.

See students near the school but most are riding less then a mile from apartments in the area and they are rare once the temps drop below 60f.
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Not too many willing to brave the conditions here. I just want some snow and ice for studs. My Kona Blast ready.
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Old 11-08-09, 08:48 AM
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During the warmer months I almost always see people cycle commuting to or from Washtenaw Community College, which impresses me a bit since all the roads that reach the college carry lots of auto traffic. There's a major bike path that runs not too far from the college, but not everyone I see heading for the college by bike is coming from that path. Awesome.
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