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Bike commute (Read 331 times)


    Needs more cowbell!

      I shoot pretty things! ~

      '14 Goals:

      • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

      • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

        Serious Commuters

         

        http://www.bikeiowa.com/asp/features/featuresdisplay.asp?ArticleID=1228

         

        I hope they bought some gas stabilizer for their Saab. Perhaps I should offer to take it off their hands.

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

            I'm commuting again today and am preparing to make the ride back right now. I have a NNE 10 mile ride into a NNW 18 MPH, 38 MPH gusty wind, this is gonna suck big.

             

            The pain that hurts the worse is the imagined pain. One of the most difficult arts of racing is learning to ignore the imagined pain and just live with the present pain (which is always bearable.) - Jeff

             

            2014 Goals:

             

            Stay healthy

            Enjoy life

             

              Are you home yet?

               

              I had a tail wind.

                Are you home yet?

                 

                I had a tail wind.

                 

                11.75 miles in 47 minutes. I decided to just go super easy and keep the old ticker in the recovery zone. I met up with a couple riding a sweet roadie tandem and talked with them for two miles. I gotta get one of those bad boys.

                 

                I had a tail wind yesterday and LOVED every minute of it.

                 

                The pain that hurts the worse is the imagined pain. One of the most difficult arts of racing is learning to ignore the imagined pain and just live with the present pain (which is always bearable.) - Jeff

                 

                2014 Goals:

                 

                Stay healthy

                Enjoy life

                 


                The Terminator

                  Serious Commuters

                   

                  http://www.bikeiowa.com/asp/features/featuresdisplay.asp?ArticleID=1228

                   

                  I'm curious why they even have a car, if they haven't used it in 7 months.  If they only use a car a few times a year, I wonder if occasionally renting a car would be less expensive/ make room in the garage for more bikes.

                  "In the South, the cotillion of Machiavelli is played as a soft-shoe, in three-quarter time." - Pat Conroy

                    I had to revisit the article.

                     

                    It's not that they haven't used the car in 7 months, It's been seven months since they last put gas in it.

                     

                    In 2013 I put on 4400 miles that were related to work commute or errand running by bike. I'll go months without putting gas in my pick-up and when I do it's generally $20 or less.

                     

                    Getting rid of my pick up has never been a consideration. It's worth having around.

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