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Urban Cycling / commuting by bike
« on: June 25, 2008, 11:24:20 am »
I went primary bike from car Jan 01 this year. Prior to that for 3 years abt 40 %. Car miles avg abt 30 miles at most per month now, bikes just over 400 miles a month. I have plans to continue to phase out auto, when need to travel to areas where it is not practical in N.Texas I car pool in exchange for gas money like to outreaching cycle events friends are taking part in like Hotter N Hell in Witcha Tall Falls in august. I just bought a Burley Nomad Trailer from a fellow in So Cal that will be used for supply runs, travel, etc. I am at just over 2400 miles for the year now mostly on a Mid Racer configuration recumbent with abt 40 % on a Dawes (steel is real ) Lightning Tour customized a bit with my fav. Brooks Champion Flyer saddle and Vuleta 700 C wheels. The Dawes will be my primary Burley puller. Oh, one last detail I live successfully day to day with a neuro muscular disability with abt 60% nerve damage. If it weren't for my bikes, after 20 years with this diagnosed problem, I am told by my neuro doc, I would be using 4 wheels now, not 2, :) called a Jazzy scooter or it's equivalent. Only reason I mention this is to encourage all, that if you or someone you know is having mobility challenges, never give up, the bit of pain from riding is nothing to the numbness of being pushed from behind by a caregiver.

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