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I don't get to commute often, but do have the bike set up for it, and try to commute to work at least a few times a month. And I am a fair-weather bike commuter!
I have commuting to work. Used the bike for errands often. I also use the bike to commute to the gym and back. Commuting is not possible until the ice is gone but it's a good way to multi task. We did a commuting vacation in Hawaii, just take your bike and you don't have to wait for traffic.
There are many kinds of commuting.
I commute to and from work and school 5 days a week and bike anywhere from 6 to 12 miles everyday. I live in Arizona and have biked in everything from sweltering heat to freezing wind.
I commute to school/work in the non-winter months here in Buffalo, NY. Much better than taking the car in so many ways. Too cold and icy now but I can't wait until I can start riding again. I wouldn't mind being interviewed at all.
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I only do occasionally (don't want to mess up my hair on the way to work)lol! But hubby has for the last 2 years. Even on the days when he can take the car - he still gets on his bike. One day he was going to take the car but took his bike instead - at lunch time he offered to go get lunch at work - they all looked at him funny and then he realized he was going to take the car work but instead took the bike just out of habit. lol!
We have just begun in the last 3 years to get bikes and be active with that and are now 58. He has had some mishaps with cars that he didn't think would stop when he had the right of way and then went over his handlebars - oops!
He (Richard) can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
He is also a SP member but doesn't spend much time on the site.
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I commute year round here in Vancouver, Canada (15 miles total for the daily round trip) and have been doing so for coming on 5 years. I started doing it for health, environment and cost reasons (parking at my work is $1000/year).
Biking is my and my spouse's main in city transportation. We do have a car, but only use it when we absolutely have to. He works from home, so on nicer days (he's not as hardy as me!) he'll ride out to meet me at my work and we'll ride home. There is a Costco near my work, and we often stop there and fill our panniers to the brim before coming home. We've been doing it for a while now, so the strange looks are only from the customers, not the staff, who have become used to seeing us.
Happy to be interviewed - I can be reached through sparkmail.
Edited by: RESIPSA99 at: 1/27/2011 (14:49)
In better weather I commute to / from work and would be happy to be interviewed.
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My fiancee commutes by bicycle daily - he doesn't own a car! We do have motorcycles and I have an SUV for our away trips, but he's always on a bicycle. He owns the local bike shop.
If you'd like to interview him, his e-mail is PCBikeJames@yahoo.com. He's been into bicycles since a child and is lucky to be doing what he loves for a living.
Looking forward to the article! Diane
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I'm working with a SparkPeople freelancer to write an article about the basics of commuting to/from work by bike. She would like to interview a few members who do exactly that and would like to share their tips and experience. Please reply here if you are interested and available to speak (or email with) our freelance writer within the next week or so. Be sure to tell us a little bit about your experience as a bicycle commuter. We'll contact you via email or SparkMail if interested.
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