Author Topic: commuting by bike  (Read 62211 times)

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Offline johnsondasw

Re: commuting by bike
« Reply #60 on: October 09, 2016, 08:34:40 pm »
I bike from Seattle to Mercer Island every day. It's about a 15-mile round trip and when the sun is shining, crossing the I-90 bridge on the bike lane is glorious. On the way home it's always fun to pass all the cars that are moving at a snail's pace.

Love that ride! You are lucky (or smart, if you set that situation intentionally) to be able to do that!
May the wind be at your back!

Offline donald.stewart.92

commuting by bike
« Reply #61 on: October 10, 2016, 09:48:42 pm »
I'm semi-retired now. My new part-time job at a local college has me driving around campus every day. One day we ran out of cars. The boss said "do you bike? because that's all we have left".
Now I bike around campus for my job. My boss even bought 2 new bikes because I showed I was serious about riding every day. I do not commute enough days in to work because I like to sleep late.

If you drive at work see if your boss will let you bike instead.

Offline Slow Lane

Re: commuting by bike
« Reply #62 on: November 02, 2016, 05:23:35 pm »
Yes, bike commuting is the antidote to coffee.  I am currently on a 4/week run here in NYC.  I logged about 200 miles in October for the commute rides, about 13 miles/day from Brooklyn.  Start by 7:30 AM to avoid congestion; look out for evening road ragers; obey signs and get the blinky lights!  Also, thank you/watch out for CitiBikes!

Offline Storming

Re: commuting by bike
« Reply #63 on: November 09, 2016, 07:16:39 am »
Thanks guys, should start using bike again for my home-work-home (or vice versa :) )
Ride en' joy

Offline canalligators

Re: commuting by bike
« Reply #64 on: November 10, 2016, 12:50:02 pm »
Yes, bike commuting is the antidote to coffee...

I love coffee and take it along on my commute.  I found a good insulated travel mug that fits in a water bottle cage (Contigo Aria).  You can also buy ring-shaped holders that can carry many common travel mugs.

Offline cyclistdave

Re: commuting by bike
« Reply #65 on: July 24, 2017, 02:54:10 pm »
haha. We've kept this thread going for 9 friggin years.

Just wanted to share that I've started riding my bike to the coffee shop 10 miles up the road. I'll sit and work from the laptop for 4 hours and then bug out and bike home before their lunch rush starts.

I've got to watch the heat right now on the way home, but it is a pretty painless way for me to get my mileage in.

Plus the riding helps me recharge the creative juices in the brain.

Not sure if it is the antidote to coffee, but it sure enhances it.