Welcome Raleigh and enjoy those commutes. You can continue if you have great lights and a safe route.
John, I love the idea of renting a bike instead of a car. Can you get a bike that is nice to ride though? I hate the idea and expense of dragging my bike with me in the air. What kind of places do you check out for renting bikes?
Welcome to the commuting gang. Here are a couple of other places we hang out. http://www.bikejournal.com (look for "how was your commute today") http://amidnightrider.blogspot.com (me and my commuting home.) http://www.crazyguyonabike.com ( you can really get lost in this page).
When you upgrade be very sure of what you want. I almost bought a carbon fiber, lightweight, 700x23 tire racing bike. Someone asked my why I wanted to start racing.
A good touring bike will fill just about every type of riding us non racers would ever do. Fuji, trek, Novaro, Surly are examples of companies who make great tourning bikes that are also perfect for commuting, club rides, etc. Be sure to look at them when you are shopping.
I occasionally do business in the triangle area and rent a bike in Durham center in stead of renting a car.
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I am really excited to find this team. I have always enjoyed biking, but over the course of the last year I have been fighting with Plantar Fasciitis, so biking has become the focal point of my aerobic activity.
Last month I tried my first bike commute to work. It's an 11 mile ride, but I take great pleasure in riding underneath the interstate I am often stuck in traffic on when in my car. The ride is getting more enjoyable now that we are having the cooler fall weather, but this means I am losing the daylight I need to ride.
I am excitied to learn more about how other members fit biking into their busy lives, and to get some good gear advice. I ride a Trek 700 hybrid, but now that I am riding more, I am thinking about treating myself to something that is a little lighter and shifts a little better in 2008.
Here's to some great rides in October!
Edited by: KSPARKS44 at: 10/3/2007 (12:32)
Biking: January: 148 miles February: 152.5 miles March: 39 miles April: 43 miles May: 7.3
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