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Bike to Work Week

Discussion in 'Health' started by TurboGT, May 15, 2012.

  1. May 15, 2012 at 9:15 AM
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    TurboGT

    TurboGT [OP] Hmmmm

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    It's currently Day 2 of Bike to Work week here at the City of Beaverton, and I thought I'd share my rides with everyone... All in all I expect to bike to work 3 days this week - Have to drive the truck to a woodshop class Wednesday and I've got a soccer game thursday night that I want to have SOME energy for, but I've rode in Monday and Tuesday so far.

    Monday:

    Ride to Downtown
    Ride from Work

    Tuesday:

    Ride to Downtown
    Ride from Work

    Wednesday:

    No ride today - Woodshop class tonight

    Thursday:

    No ride today either - got a soccer game I need some energy for
     
  2. May 15, 2012 at 12:15 PM
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    pistobro206

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    I did 17 miles yesterday.

    So far I've got 10.5 miles in today.
     
  3. May 15, 2012 at 12:17 PM
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    whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

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    I would if I didn't work 31 miles away from home.
     
  4. May 15, 2012 at 12:52 PM
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    TurboGT

    TurboGT [OP] Hmmmm

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    Did you click my links?? I'm 25 miles by car and freeway... my ride home yesterday was 27.2, and that got me to the bottom of a 400+ ft climb over 2 miles or so with no energy left in me (so I grabbed a bus ride :D)

    Something close to 45 miles each day so far.

    Probably the wrong thing to say here too, but my butt hurts.... I think I need a new seat.
     
  5. May 15, 2012 at 10:31 PM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    This is why Southern California sucks. :p




    I'd bike to work, but I don't have a working bike right now. I walk anyways, I work less than a mile from where I live. :p
     
  6. May 16, 2012 at 8:21 AM
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    TurboGT

    TurboGT [OP] Hmmmm

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    What's wrong with it?? depending on what you need, I can fix it; if not, I've got a buddy on a race team that can fix it.

    Links in first post being updated
     
  7. May 16, 2012 at 8:25 AM
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    whippersnapper02

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    I can always move closer but the crappy So Cal rent of 1000 for a studio keeps me home.:D
     
  8. May 16, 2012 at 8:42 AM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    I'll text you when I'm stateside later. :)





    But think about how much you're paying for gas, wear and tear on your truck, and tire wear. I'm sure all that'll add up. :eek:
     
  9. May 16, 2012 at 8:57 AM
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    Eagle Mapper

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    I ride to work as much as I can but it is only 2 miles, so no great feat there. In Colorado we only have a bike to work day but that doesn't come around until the end of June. Heres to you everyone that bikes in to work
    :cheers:
     
  10. May 16, 2012 at 9:38 AM
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    staticsquelch

    staticsquelch Big things have small beginnings

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    I would really like to do this, but I too am 31 miles one way to work, all freeway. Would take too long and it's already reached 109 this year.
     
  11. May 16, 2012 at 9:42 AM
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    Crom

    Crom Time is precious; use it wisely

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    I used to ride to work (only 3 miles), but now I'm too afraid. Once a month I read about cyclists killed in San Diego that usually did no wrong. It was an elderly driver who lost control, a distracted teen texting, a drunk driver. Etc. It's just not worth the risk. There is no amount of money that can bring back the dead or restore someone from paralysis. :anonymous:

    I still cycle just on closed courses or very short trips around the neighborhood.
     
  12. May 16, 2012 at 10:13 AM
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    aficianado

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    i have a stupid ocean between me and work. not to mention 38 miles of highway.

    i would love to bike to work. i was offered a transfer to a different office that was closer..much closer. i could hit the office with a crappy golf ball. i bet i can pick up my home wireless. stupid extremes.

    (i turned down the move..sick days would be a challenge to call in)
     
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