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Old August 15th 03, 02:41 PM
Burr
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I have a service company east of LA so I have to drive my van most of
the time but I do ride five miles to the gym in the morning and back
plus any other riding I can get in.
When I'm home (in the high desert) I ride my bike on a 28 mile around
town ride plus for doing my shopping and stuff.
I feel very good about myself after doing this and I'm sure it's
helping my health (I'm 61).

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Old August 15th 03, 03:54 PM
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Hey. Glad to hear that you're riding. I'm here in Kansas City,
Missouri, US. Starting monday I'll be doing 26 mi. roundtrip. I've
ridden it on the weekends but after today's "ozone alert" I'm just
tired of taking the bus and or driving. I work at a university. We've
got a gym and I'll take a shower there. I'm thinking of taking the bus
in once a week to drop off my business clothes and pick up the old
ones. Is that what you do?

In cycling solidarity,

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Old August 16th 03, 02:08 AM
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At 57, I'm getting up there, too. I commute daily to get groceries, go to the
bank and run errands. I also commute to a teaching gig I have.

I dropped my membership at the gym because I get more exercise this way. I'm
not putting as many miles on the car. And I, too, feel better.

David

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Old August 16th 03, 09:47 PM
Les & Judy Sires
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I'm also a bike commuter in Kansas City. My commute is 18 miles one way.
I take the bus
in and and ride home. In bad weather, I just use the bus. No showers at
work so I ride the
half mile to catch the bus and then ride home after work. I work downtown
and live in the
'burbs. On Friday, I haul my clothes home.

-Les

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Hey. Glad to hear that you're riding. I'm here in Kansas City,
Missouri, US. Starting monday I'll be doing 26 mi. roundtrip. I've
ridden it on the weekends but after today's "ozone alert" I'm just
tired of taking the bus and or driving. I work at a university. We've
got a gym and I'll take a shower there. I'm thinking of taking the bus
in once a week to drop off my business clothes and pick up the old
ones. Is that what you do?

In cycling solidarity,

Jon



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Old August 17th 03, 03:04 AM
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I ride to work every single day, rain, hail and shine. In fact the other
day I went through the 3 physical states of water, I rode in fog in the
morning on the way home it rained then started to hail.
However no matter the weather I always get to work feeling wide awake
and energised. After the intial concerns of the boss they are now very
pleased witht the person who arrives in the morning. I'm sure I'm a
better worker for all the riding I do. I've lost close to 50kg in the
past year of cycling.
My trip is about 13km each way. I leave at 4:00am and get home at 2:30pm
so traffic is generally not a hassle for me. There's only one other bike
out on the road that time of morning and we have a friendly rivalry
going, we generally meet at the same traffic light every morning, chance
not planned. And race to the next light about a mile away. He wins about
70% of the time but occcasionally I'll get the jump on him by spinning
at what seems like 160rpm. I ride a Trek 4700 MTB with 1.5 inch semi slicks.

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