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Chumly wrote:I would love to commute, but the distance is just too far and it scares the hell out of me to ride the main rods during rush hour. The roads are quite narrow and traffic moves very fast. I have commuted to work a few times when I lived about 12 miles away, but honestly felt it was way too risky.
One of the things I've noticed since riding again is how much better my legs feel vs. jogging and walking. In the past I have often walked/jogged approximately 3 miles at lunch where I work. My legs always felt sore and heavy afterward. After cycling, they feel much better and there is no joint pain. I know my cycling workout is much more intense, but I feel much better afterward, I guess because it's low impact.
Chile wrote:Okay, okay, I misspoke. How about: interesting how the folks in the States all ended up with Trek bikes....
Chile wrote:Well, it looks like those of us in the States are Trek fans! Do you have a special garage just for your stable of bikes, Hamster?
I agree about avoiding dangerous commutes. Tucson and the surrounding area is pretty good about providing bike lanes but that doesn't mean the drivers aren't jerks at times. Texting, IMHO, has made the road far more dangerous for bicyclists! Since I do bike, I always watch with horror when I'm driving behind someone who keeps drifting into the bike lane, thinking about whether they might kill me on another day. Yeah, morbid, huh?
Since my DH built my longtail bike for me (the one with the Xtracycle kit on it), I got to pick the color it would get painted. I opted for bright yellow for visibility and glittery purple for pretty. Wanna see a picture? Go here.
goal140 wrote:You guys and gals are way outta my league! I have my one bike, maybe I will feel like I've made it when I get a roadbike (one of these days). But I do like the idea of going fast, but I also like to view the scenery.
Chile, light up pedals, sounds like all the rage! How cool!
goal140 wrote:Chile, light up pedals, sounds like all the rage! How cool!
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