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Old 04-30-12, 06:29 AM
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5 years of commuting today

Today is my 5th anniversary of bike commuting. I started out riding once a week, on dress-down Fridays and soon was riding 2, 3, 4 and sometimes 5 days a week. My original commute was 22 miles round trip but has increased to 30 miles with my office moving to a new location last fall. Here are a few stats:

- 18,421 total miles commuting since April 2007
- 789 commute trips
- 921 gallons of gasoline saved
- 10.36 tons of CO2 prevented
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Old 04-30-12, 06:35 AM
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Congratulations!!
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Old 04-30-12, 06:35 AM
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Wow! Congratulations! It's amazing how little things can accumulate to major changes over time.
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Old 04-30-12, 06:57 AM
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Congratulations...Here is to many more.
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Old 04-30-12, 07:04 AM
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Yes, congratulations! I'm closing in on 10 years of year round commuting, May 15th, I think. I'll post here with my reflections on my experience. Keep it up.
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Old 04-30-12, 07:33 AM
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Congratulations!

I have about 9 years now, not including a couple of years off when I lived in South Korea and lived so close to work it took less time to walk there than I now take to ride.

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Old 04-30-12, 07:43 AM
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Terrific!

Good job and best of luck.
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Old 04-30-12, 07:52 AM
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Congrats! I just realized I hit the 21 year mark this month. It all started with a stay-at-home mom with a young kid wanting occasional use of our only car during the day to get out of the apartment, plus a co-worker convincing me that a 13 mile round trip commute was certainly doable...
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Congratulations. And inspirational too. All those rides add up to make a huge difference!
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Old 05-01-12, 02:59 AM
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That's an impressive milestone. Here's to the next 5!
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Old 05-01-12, 04:35 AM
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Old 05-01-12, 05:58 AM
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Hopefully I'll be retired by the time the next 5 years rolls around!
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Old 05-01-12, 08:15 AM
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Congrats! I just rolled my commuter over 27,000 miles, I started I think in 2004. My commute is also 22 miles though I often stretch it in the summer to 26 or so miles.
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Old 05-01-12, 11:14 AM
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Great job, keep it up.
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Old 05-01-12, 12:01 PM
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Very cool! My fifth anniversary is also some time this month, I think, though I don't know the date.
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