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Old 05-07-19, 01:59 PM
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Does always having your bike riding shotgun at work count?
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Old 05-07-19, 02:49 PM
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Here in the San Francisco Bay Area BTW is May 9th. Dunno why we can't get together of the date. The weather will be beautiful. I'm retired but I'll ride by a couple of the stations to have a chat and pick up some swag. Always fun. And seeing the fat county supervisors woble along like they belong is always a hoot. I'm targeting the station where Karen Michoff will be fake commuting and will be sure to ask her why it's a good idea to close the Pleasant Hill library for two years while waiting for the new one to be built rather than building the new one first and then switching over. (they are across the street from each other). (I know the answer, the construction industry that funds her wants building to start right away and to heck with those losers who actually read books.)

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I start work at 7, so I fully acknowledge that's just too early (for me) to get up and ride to work regularly. But during Bike to Work week, we have contests and raffles at work, so I participate purely for the free stuff. I ride a bike as a hobby, for fitness, for the challenge, etc, not for the utilitarian purpose, though I certainly can appreciate those who do.
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Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
Cars were 6 years away from being invented and more than 20 years away from being popularized when the LAW was established. They started the Good Roads Movement in 1898. Henry Ford was still 7 years from production.

Cars may have finished the process but the LAW and bicyclist started the process.
Yeah, I believe as result of LAW's early efforts, one short stretch of road was paved for the benefit of the Vanderbilts to ride with more comfort to one of their mansions on Long Island. Maybe there was another stretch of road or two paved thanks to the process started by the LAW.

Thanks LAW.
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Originally Posted by hillyman View Post

Does always having your bike riding shotgun at work count?
This reminds me of the one where the cyclist rides around wearing his helmet unstrapped. It looks real cool but in an accident it is completely useless.

BTW. 100% "real" ingredients? I hope so. We can't have you spending good money for a container filled with imaginary ingredients.
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Originally Posted by KraneXL View Post
This reminds me of the one where the cyclist rides around wearing his helmet unstrapped. It looks real cool but in an accident it is completely useless.

BTW. 100% "real" ingredients? I hope so. We can't have you spending good money for a container filled with imaginary ingredients.
The bike is seat belted and has 3 straps on it. It has been seen by my company and many DOT officer's. Nothing is completely safe. Including your helmet or your seatbelt.
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I start work at 7, so I fully acknowledge that's just too early (for me) to get up and ride to work regularly. But during Bike to Work week, we have contests and raffles at work, so I participate purely for the free stuff. I ride a bike as a hobby, for fitness, for the challenge, etc, not for the utilitarian purpose, though I certainly can appreciate those who do.
Sometimes I ride to work at 5.30am. sometimes I ride to work at 17.30pm.
The only notable difference is there are fewer people to negotiate at 5.30am.
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I don't think there's a 'national do something day/week/month' that I pay any attention to.
I do as I please, when I please, and how frequently I please.
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Old 05-08-19, 07:22 AM
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I start work at 7, so I fully acknowledge that's just too early (for me) to get up and ride to work regularly...
Huh? I ride year round. Up at 5:10, I leave my house at 5:45 and arrive at work at 6:25 or so. Showered, stretched and at my desk before 6:50 every day. How long is our ride?
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
Huh? I ride year round. Up at 5:10, I leave my house at 5:45 and arrive at work at 6:25 or so. Showered, stretched and at my desk before 6:50 every day. How long is our ride?
You did notice the "(for me)" part of the post, right?

I would be absolutely miserable following your schedule because it would clash with my sleep cycle, I just took the poster to be saying they weren't willing to get out on the road that early, not that it couldn't be done by anyone.
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My point would be that despite his disclaimer that (for him) a 7:00 start was too early to ride a bike in, one must adjust priorities to fit the situation.

Would you go to Marine basic training and explain to your drill sergeant that the day began "too early" for you? It's all about choices. Our bodies are pretty adaptable.
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
My point would be that despite his disclaimer that (for him) a 7:00 start was too early to ride a bike in, one must adjust priorities to fit the situation.

Would you go to Marine basic training and explain to your drill sergeant that the day began "too early" for you? It's all about choices. Our bodies are pretty adaptable.
Enjoy arguing with people about what their priorities should be. I'm going to pass.
That wasn't a disclaimer, he was making clear that he is unwilling to do it.


In your analogy, who is the drill sergeant we're supposedly talking to here? The whole point of basic training is to acclimate you to a situation where your personal preferences are not going to be respected, can't see how that applies here.
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I am going to ride tomorrow for our local bike to work day even though Iím retired. They give away some food and drink along the local paths and itís a chance to chat with some people I havenít seen for a while. Always enjoy it.
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Old 05-08-19, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
Huh? I ride year round. Up at 5:10, I leave my house at 5:45 and arrive at work at 6:25 or so. Showered, stretched and at my desk before 6:50 every day. How long is our ride?
Did you miss the part in parentheses? I clearly said "for me", or should I say (for me). Good for you, you're a tougher person than me. I just don't want to get up at 5:10 every day. Hope my personal life choices haven't disappointed you. Actually idgaf

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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
My point would be that despite his disclaimer that (for him) a 7:00 start was too early to ride a bike in, one must adjust priorities to fit the situation.

Would you go to Marine basic training and explain to your drill sergeant that the day began "too early" for you? It's all about choices. Our bodies are pretty adaptable.
Huh? I'm honestly lost at this point. I'm not in Marine basic training, or anything remotely comparable. As far as I know, I still (for now) live in a country where I'm allowed to make personal choices about when I want to go to sleep, get up, how I want to go to work, how I want to get there. If I had no choice, had no car, had no money for a car, or wanted to ride, I would CHOOSE to do this. But who are you to judge me because I don't get up at 5:10 or would fail "Marine basic training"? I don't want to adapt, and I don't have to, so there's no need for you to worry about what I do, thanks. Does it rally bother you that I ride a bike simply for fun and fitness?

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Wow. That came out of the sky from behind the clouds, did an impossible turn and disappeared.
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Up at 5:10,
I am up at 4:30 AM every morning, getting up early is like second nature to me. I don't even have to try or force myself. Some days I get up just before my alarm clock goes off.
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Wow. That came out of the sky from behind the clouds, did an impossible turn and disappeared.
Consult your database on the indirect inference and the analogy (to name a few). That is, if I'm reading YOUR post correctly?

Sometimes a quote isn't a counterpoint but an extension of an idea, thought, or theme. Nevertheless, a lot can get lost in the translation.
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Wow. That came out of the sky from behind the clouds, did an impossible turn and disappeared.
Except for the "wow" part, this is how I'd imagine a weather report from Rod Serling would go.
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Except for the "wow" part, this is how I'd imagine a weather report from Rod Serling would go.
You forgot Picture this scenario....



That was an impressive waste of good china.
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Who sits around and dreams this stuff up? National Bike Day, National Womens Day, Administrative Professionals Day, Fathers Day, Mothers Day, Fart In The Wind Day?

Is there someone who sits in an office thinking up this crap or is it a committee? Either way, they're way overpaid!
I gather the last one is stinky, Ren?
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Does always having your bike riding shotgun at work count?
Big wheels a-rollin', Movin' On!
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Big wheels a-rollin', Movin' On!
I like to think of it as a poor mans RV
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I like to think of it as a poor mans RV
With a lifeboat in the passenger seat.
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