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Old 04-22-11, 03:35 PM
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Bizzaro Earth Day

I have failed you all.

After faithfully commuting to school pretty much every day, and even riding in a driving mist yesterday morning, I wimped out and took the motorcycle for a few errands today. Then I saw a newspaper bit about earth day and felt silly.

What are the truly faithful commuters doing for earth day?
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Old 04-22-11, 03:40 PM
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Didn't know that it was earth day, thanks for the heads up. I'm not a huge commuter though either as this was my first week. I did ride everyday though, which I didn't want to do by Thursday. Hoping next week will be easier. Today was a good day at work though because we had our family day picnic at the beach. Tonight though I am breaking out the car for my buddies birthday, going to be his dd so he can have as good a time as he wants.

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Old 04-22-11, 03:57 PM
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Hey, welcome to the commuting insanity, John. I found that in the beginning it took some diligence and purpose (not wanting to ride near the end of the week), but give it a month or so and it's nearly second nature and feels weird when you jump in a car/hop on a motorcycle to go to work. How far is your ride?
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I walked to the office today. Not because of Earth Day, though, I just like to walk instead of ride sometimes. (3 miles one way) I didn't realize it was Earth Day until the nice lady at Starbucks this morning told me my coffee was free because I brought my own travel mug. (and I NEVER stop at Starbucks for coffee on the way to work, so imagine my delight )
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Old 04-22-11, 04:14 PM
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For Earth Day (but really just because the weather is great today), in addition to riding to work, I took an extended lunch break and rode a 25 mile loop along some rural roads near the office.

My daughter's teacher also had a Bizzaro Earth Day. She bikes to school nearly every day, but today she had to drive. I think if you're a regular bike commuter, you can pretty honestly say that you don't need a special day once a year to love the earth.
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Old 04-22-11, 04:39 PM
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I didn't know it was Earth Day either. I took the day off from work (nice sunny day for a change) and thinned some trees in my woods. Yeah, I cut trees down on Earth Day. They are the damaged or dying trees, and I make firewood from them. My commute was pulling my little cart up the hill with my saw, water, axes, and stuff.

I did have to replace a bolt that retains my rack and rear fender on my bike. That's what was making that rattly sound....
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Old 04-22-11, 04:53 PM
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Ironically, I drove so I can pick up my electric mower at the shop.
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off work today and raining so it was a lazy one for me but I did notice that my next door neighbor drove his wife's honda 100ft to the mail box instead of his Ford Excreetion. He gave me a quizical look when I applauded his amazing effort.
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Old 04-22-11, 06:06 PM
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Yeah, I cut trees down on Earth Day.
That's awesome.
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Old 04-22-11, 07:08 PM
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I rode to work, as I always do. After work, my wife and I rode less than a half mile away to go out for dinner.

My 19-year old daughter rode her bike in a thunderstorm to get to work (her first day at the new job).

Now my wife wants to go see a movie, but insists on driving.
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Old 04-22-11, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by dcrowell View Post
I rode to work, as I always do. After work, my wife and I rode less than a half mile away to go out for dinner.

My 19-year old daughter rode her bike in a thunderstorm to get to work (her first day at the new job).

Now my wife wants to go see a movie, but insists on driving.
Your daughter rode in that crap that just went through here? She gets the HTFU award for the week for sure.
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Old 04-22-11, 08:42 PM
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Picked up groceries and had a cappuccino in a bleach-free paper cup.

I will be taking a motorcycle to a nearby Island today (a popular tourist destination). I probably could ride but it's quite warm here today. At least my 400cc motorcycle makes less emissions than my 4000cc car.

That's helpful, right?
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Your daughter rode in that crap that just went through here? She gets the HTFU award for the week for sure.
Yes she did. She is learning from the best.
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Old 04-22-11, 10:56 PM
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off work today and raining so it was a lazy one for me but I did notice that my next door neighbor drove his wife's honda 100ft to the mail box instead of his Ford Excreetion. He gave me a quizical look when I applauded his amazing effort.
I guess the gods are still crazy.
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Old 04-23-11, 06:15 AM
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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
I have failed you all.

After faithfully commuting to school pretty much every day, and even riding in a driving mist yesterday morning, I wimped out and took the motorcycle for a few errands today. Then I saw a newspaper bit about earth day and felt silly.

What are the truly faithful commuters doing for earth day?
I don't know what the faithful did, I was with you. I worked on the lawn all day, I took the 12MPG F-150 to the turf supply and picked up 300lbs of lawn chemicals.
Ran every 2cycle-4cycle tool I own.
The lawn looks great anyway.
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Old 04-23-11, 06:23 AM
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Well I did not ride my bike for earth day, but I did get my free cup of coffee from Starbucks. Oh, and there are free trees being given away at Lowe's today.
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Old 04-23-11, 07:44 AM
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Ahh dont feel bad even the founder of Earth day is a hypocrite.
Everybody knows Styrofoam is not biodegradable and not acceptable when composting your girlfriend!
https://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42711922...ience-science/
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Drove to work because of surgery.
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I purchased a new bike for one, continued to recycle just as normal, and had a lovely ride home on my new bike. Nothing special because I try to do my part EVERY day!
Oh, I don't have to worry about jumping into my own personal vehicle because no one in our home owns a vehicle. We do take cabs and buses but no personal vehicle.
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