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Old 01-20-21, 08:13 AM
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Old 01-20-21, 08:15 AM
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Old 07-22-21, 12:01 PM
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Old 02-22-22, 05:58 PM
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I mostly ride in DC as a way to commute to work and to get myself around to wherever else I need to be since I can't afford a car yet (don't really want one either). I live in the farther flung sections of the city, so things tend to be quieter, but there's certain roads, like the bigger avenues, that have a lot of traffic. Sidewalk biking is allowed in most of DC, so I take advantage of that since there's not nearly enough biking lanes outside downtown and the gentrified areas. There's the Metro Branch Trail for bikes that allows me to access a lot of the city safely, but I tend to go relatively slow and keep very vigilant. Drivers in this city are some of the worst in the country (there's data to back this up), and pedestrian and cyclist fatalities are up a lot these past couple years. Everyone tells me to be careful biking around here for a reason, and I take their advice.
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Old 06-23-22, 08:54 PM
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City traffic commute. Also, recreational. And some shopping. Especially now gas prices have shot up.
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Old 06-26-22, 02:16 AM
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I'm a newbie and am intending to get a bike to ride around Singapore.

A little worried about the lack of infrastructure and unpleasant drivers
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Old 06-26-22, 11:40 AM
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mainly short-range (for work, longer-range for visits to friends or stores) commuter, though my bike might be a bit too expensive for that (at least until I get an appropriate lock)

Originally Posted by SeeSeeRookRook View Post
I'm a newbie and am intending to get a bike to ride around Singapore.

A little worried about the lack of infrastructure and unpleasant drivers
wishing you good luck with that
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Old 07-12-22, 10:55 PM
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I live pretty much in and around big city, downtown Seattle. I use my bike for ALL my errands, even ones that require a 60 mile trip (unless I'm picking up plywood sheets or lumber). I own a car that sits unused but 10 or so days a year.

I ride my bikes as my transportation and for recreation. I commute minimum of 7 miles each way to work, and extend that quite a bit for additional exercise. I usually ride 6 days a week unless I'm on a climbing or ski trip. I take tours on my bike for vacation, up into the mountains and across the mountains.

I ride the interstates and the state highways, country roads, suburban 8 lane 45mph arterials, 4 lane city arterials, two lane city streets, dirt roads, rails to trails, gravel roads, two track and single track. I ride the urban core, in suburbia, the countryside, and the wilderness.

For mileage this week, I've ridden on all types of roads in the greater Seattle metropolitan area -except interstate freeway miles- and will finish the week up at about 150-160 miles.(Feb-Mar 2007.) Summer I'm up to 250- 325 miles a week quite a bit if I'm fitting in weekend blitz tours. The city has only 4 percent bike laned roads, so i'm usually in the thick of traffic.

I don't take a lot of pictures while in heavy traffic. tough to break out the camera on rolling, eight lane, 45 mile per hour suburban arterials. BUT, here are some pictures showing the variety in my recreation and commuting environment.

Oh, yeah, I'm a high mileage, ADAPTIVE bicyclist. & VERY THANKFUL I get to ride as much as I do
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Old 07-28-22, 10:56 PM
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I ride mostly for exercise. I try to go out only in the early mornings (6 am or so) for safety. I also stick to the trails mostly, and going early helps avoid the crowd there too (both pedestrians and other cyclists).
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