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First summer of commuting

Old 10-13-11, 07:44 PM
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First summer of commuting

Hi Y'all!

It's been a fun summer of commuting. My normal commute is a hybrid, drive half way park in a car pool lot, then bike 9 miles to work. So far I have just under 1100 commuting miles under my tires! I thought I would share some observations that I noticed over the past 3 months...
- Those that yell the loudest to get off the road, usually are the ones that need to get out themselves.
- The older the driver, the less room they give you.
- The gentle wind you feel while walking out to your bike turns into a hurricane force head wind as soon as you start peddling.
- Nothing motivates you to peddle faster than seeing a storm chasing you in your mirror.
- The weather folks really don't know what the weather will do that day.
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Old 10-13-11, 08:45 PM
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Congratulations, and I enjoyed your observations. Your experience mirrors my own. I also started commuting on a hybrid in June, and with the help of the veterans here, commuting has been a very positive life changing experience. Ride in good health.
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Old 10-14-11, 03:09 PM
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First summer commuting here too. I started in March, and completely agree with everything said! :-)
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Old 10-14-11, 05:39 PM
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Wow, we are an awesome club!
+1 on your observations, here's to a great first winter commuting as well!
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