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8/2/13 11:43 A

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And a funny blog it was!

Love God. Love your neighbor. Change the world. It really is that simple.

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.


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8/2/13 9:32 A

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I really love my commute...it's around 10-11 miles each way and easily modified for longer routes when I have time while returning home. Just blogged about my latest adventures in commuting.

Don

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8/1/13 4:00 P

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I'm only 3.3-3.7 miles depending on route one way. I enjoy it and use my "slow" bike taking my time - get head on straight in the morning, unwind on way home before jumping on my "fast" bike for a longer ride.



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8/1/13 3:48 P

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I once had a job that was a mile from home. I rode my bike most of the time. The bad part was that one mile is just a warm up - I never wanted to get off my bike. The good part is, with a ride that short, I could do it wearing anything, riding a 3-speed beach cruiser with coaster brakes.

Love God. Love your neighbor. Change the world. It really is that simple.

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8/1/13 2:37 P

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Awesome! I love commuting to work although I feel like a lightweight with only a 5 mile commute each way emoticon .

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8/1/13 9:49 A

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Good for you commuting to work. I have had one job where I was close enough to commute with a 12 mile round trip. Who needs cup a coffee when you can ride to work?? It
s a great was to start the day and I'm sure you will be able to lose many more pounds during the process. But don't rely only on exercise to lose weight: make sure you control your calorie intake. Otherwise you'll gain once you stop riding.

Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.
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7/14/13 2:01 A

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Welcome! I, too, commute by bike. I am required to have a car at work, so I drive in on Mondays with suits and lunches for the week, along with my bike. In a way, it's a blessing: my car is always available as a backup if a sinus headache knocks me out.

When I first started riding in to work, I had to take a break to catch my breath during the 7.5 mile ride. Now, I don't have to stop during the 15 mile long ride home.

I consider myself to be an ambassador: a lot of people in the building where I work see me arriving or leaving all kitted up. Clearly I am not super fit. If I can do it three or four days a week, they should be able to do this. And I tell everyone that if they ride one day a week, they cut their commute costs by 20% - that gets their attention!

I've been off the bike and off work for four weeks now following surgery. My first follow-up is Tuesday. I'm hoping to get an all-clear from my doctor and getting back in the saddle!

Love God. Love your neighbor. Change the world. It really is that simple.

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.


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7/13/13 1:28 P

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Welcome to our SparkTeam!

A DiamondBack Hybrid was my first ride in picking up cycling again as an adult. Did me well for a year, but then HAD to switch to a road bike, my Specialized Tricross. VERY happy with that!

My commute is around 23 miles, give or take an intentional "detour" or two...lol! Problem is, I'm a fairweather rider and have been rained out an AWFUL lot this year, ugh!

Great to hear that you're working with your Local Bike Shop (LBS) so tightly...that will pay off many times over!

Don

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Don't die with your music still in you. -- Dr. Wayne Dyer

"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." --- Carlos Castaneda

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." --- Buddha

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7/13/13 1:07 P

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Hello everybody, my name is Marianne, well, The Love Junkie. LOL! I have a DiamondBack Parkway hybrid that an old boyfriend bought for me about 20 years ago. It has been ridden occasionally and two years ago I started riding it to work about 8 miles away. I loved the early morning rides so much, I lost 3 pants sizes in one summer! I switched jobs and moved to a new area and didn't ride at all last year. Now I am back on my bike again only now my ride to and from work is about 29 miles. I love love love it! So now it's time to get serious. Tomorrow I am going to my favorite cycle shop and having them switch out my pedals for clip ins and getting the shoes. They said they will train me on how to use them. I have about 40 pounds to lose to get to my ideal weight. I'm wondering if I can do that this summer if I ride every day. I live in the greater Cleveland, Ohio area. :)

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