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Old 06-25-10, 12:00 PM
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About to start commuting

I just started a sweet new job that is only 5 miles from home and very bike friendly. We have a full gym with showers and lockers plus bike storage rooms on each floor so I no longer have an excuse not to commute.

With my next paycheck I am going to pick up a Soho S. I already have a safe route planned and I can't wait to get started
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Old 06-25-10, 03:51 PM
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Enjoy!

With only 5 miles, you may not need to shower at work for much of the year! Personally I like having a range of gears on my commute bike sinc my loads tend to vary a lot, and there are times that I want to go fast, or just cruise home and enjoy the scenery. - The Trek PDX would be more my speed from the Trek line....
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I recommend the going for the carbon fork like on the 2nd District, it really helps with some of the road chatter.

On the downside you wont be able to use a front pannier, but most people would never use those anyways.
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Originally Posted by NobylSpoon View Post
We have a full gym with showers and lockers plus bike storage rooms on each floor..
Lucky
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Sounds like Austin! Probably don't have alot of hills either. I lived in Austin for a year miss it everyday.
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Originally Posted by mmac View Post
I recommend the going for the carbon fork like on the 2nd District, it really helps with some of the road chatter.

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so will fatter tires
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Old 06-28-10, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by sauerwald View Post
Enjoy!

With only 5 miles, you may not need to shower at work for much of the year! Personally I like having a range of gears on my commute bike sinc my loads tend to vary a lot, and there are times that I want to go fast, or just cruise home and enjoy the scenery. - The Trek PDX would be more my speed from the Trek line....
I will have to look into the PDX, thanks.
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Old 06-29-10, 09:19 AM
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I planned my route and just checked it out with Google Streetview, seems to be about 90% quiet neighborhoods. Looks like a pretty safe ride. Here is a graph on the elevation changes. Any opinions on this with an SS?

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Old 06-29-10, 09:26 AM
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NobylSpoon, you're right, you no longer have an excuse not to commute. But then why wouldn't you want to on a Soho S?

Congrats on the job and it's benefits!
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