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Old 11-19-21, 10:44 PM
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What are your guys bike commute setup? What bikes get you to work? Right i am taking my Giant Contend 2019. Shimano sora groupset.
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Old 11-20-21, 03:13 AM
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Right now its my 2021 Trek Verve 2 Disk. Hopefully next month Ill be able to ride a 2022 Trek 520. Either way it beats driving 2 miles to work.
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Old 11-20-21, 06:59 AM
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when I do it, I use a road bike w/ drop bars. 22 miles each way. but when I was starting out, w. a 17 mile commute, one of my fastest commutes was on a MTB that was too small for me, w/ big flat slicks. something about the angles that had me hooked up good. maybe it wasn't the bike but a combination of other factors like health, weather, rest, fitness, motivation & nutrition? but I guess speed isn't the only measure of what works for someone. endurance & repeatability are probably important. meaning, can we do it, successfully & joyfully, over & over & over again. it's gotta feel right
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A Princess on the Mad River
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Old 11-23-21, 05:21 AM
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A Princess on the Mad River
we've got a Mad River over on this side of the country too in VT. caught a nice rainbow trout for breakfast a few years ago
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
we've got a Mad River over on this side of the country too in VT. caught a nice rainbow trout for breakfast a few years ago
Neat! Does yours have as funny an origin story as ours? It seems that one of the early white expeditions had a fun time in the redwood forest; you know, walk six feet, climb over a four foot tall trunk, walk four feet, climb over a six foot tall trunk... When they finally reached the river, tempers exploded and they had a big fight over which way to go next. Hence, Mad River.
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
Neat! Does yours have as funny an origin story as ours? It seems that one of the early white expeditions had a fun time in the redwood forest; you know, walk six feet, climb over a four foot tall trunk, walk four feet, climb over a six foot tall trunk... When they finally reached the river, tempers exploded and they had a big fight over which way to go next. Hence, Mad River.
lol I have no idea. I always assumed it had something to do with the torrents of water at certain times, perhaps from snow melt & rain creating flash floods & a "mad" river. but ppl make up up stuff all the time. doesn't mean it's true. me included
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Norco Bigfoot 6.1. Kenda 4" tires at 30 psi

16km each way

I really should get a bigger front ring for road riding... a 28 is silly but has taken me a lot of places including around the Cabot Trail but only at 20km/h. lol

Fatbikes are surprisingly fun "road" bikes.
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