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5/6/07 9:14 P

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Beauty of living in a small town is the ability to commute to work in 10 minutes! I actually either walked or rode into work all of last year. Because I have to shuttle my kids from the bus stop to home this year I can't really commute but I have been riding my bike back to work after bringing them home.

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5/3/07 10:33 A

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LOL, I asked hte questions, and then was like--wait a second, I can find this myself!

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5/3/07 10:19 A

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You beat me to it!

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5/3/07 10:18 A

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The League of American Bicyclists is promoting Bike-to-Work Week from May 14-18 and Bike-to-Work Day on Friday, May 18.

http://tinyurl.com/2leabm for more info.

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5/3/07 10:13 A

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Just found it--It's Friday, May 18th. May 13-18 in National Bike to Work Week, too.

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5/3/07 10:11 A

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When is National Bike to Work Day? Maybe I can get my act together for that, too.

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5/1/07 10:31 P

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Congratulations, that's awesome! One of my commuting options is about 15 miles one way. I have yet to do it. I tried part of it one weekend. One day I'll get the whole way. I plan on doing the whole shebang for National Bike to Work Day. Keep it up!

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5/1/07 10:54 A

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Congratulations! What a great way to start the day.

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5/1/07 9:35 A

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Commuting can be very rewarding. I did it for about 2 years. But now work is about 40 miles away. So commuting is a little difficult. However I plan to try to commute a couple of times in May for training rides. Just to work and then get a ride home.

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5/1/07 7:40 A

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I plan on riding to work. I wanted to yesterday but it was giving rain. As it happened I could have gone there are back and been dry. My commute will not be very long at all maybe 5 or 6 miles one way. I donít mind running in the rain, but riding in the rain on a work day is not quite the same. I to have to make sure I wear gloves the next time out. It unseasonably cool here still.

I don't work every day and I see this as a great cross training opportunity.

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4/30/07 11:45 P

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Nice ride, I'm hoping to catch up with my commuting group when the morning rides are a bit warmer. Actually tomorrow is looking good...so what if I get doused on the way home.





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4/30/07 4:44 P

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My commute is about 16.5 miles round trip. The bags you mentioned are called Panniers (pronounced pan-yay). I would suggest getting water proof ones in case you get caught in a rain storm. Its nice to have dry clothes and not worry about electronic items such as cell phones. I bought a set from REI for about $100 and have been very happy with them for over a year now.

I also have a backpack which I use for cooler weather. In the spring and summer, it gets too hot with a backpack on your back. Panniers allow the air to get to your back and are much more comfortable, IMO.

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4/30/07 4:43 P

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Yes, I feel fortunate to have the bike paths. I live in Portland, OR and they're adding to the 40 mile Springwater Corridor all the time. Maybe a backpack would be better to pack my work stuff in, does anybody have an opinion as to whether the bike bags would be any better or worse? Thanks!

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4/30/07 4:39 P

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Way to go Kristin! You da bomb!! Having bike paths really makes it nice, too bad more cities don't have more bike paths. I live in Bakersfield CA. We have a beautiful bike path (about 25 miles) along the Kern River. It's not well situated for commuting, but is great for riding. Keep it up, 16 miles a day is good for the ol' bod, not to mention fun

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4/30/07 4:31 P

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Congrats! And good for you to have the bike paths available. emoticon

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4/30/07 4:30 P

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congratulations on the ride accomplished! Have you tried a back pack for your clothes...if you do, word from the wise...don't go with black! I wish I had a smaller commute to work so I could ride...I do 37 miles on highway one way every day!

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4/30/07 4:20 P

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Today was my first time commuting to work on my bicycle. It was fun and exhilirating and I can't wait for the trip home! My trip consists of mostly bike paths and is 7.75 miles one way. I discovered that I need to wear gloves tomorrow because my hands were cold and I need to get bags that hook onto my bike because carrying the messenger bag with clothes and my lunch, etc., was just too much!

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