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    Great little find on my commute

    I was cruising home last night from work over a stretch where I ride the sidewalk on the side of a main road. I came up on someone walking and wanted to stay way clear to not frighten them. I veered to the side and dived into an always empty parking lot. Much to my surprise (and delight) the parking lot ended with a 2 foot drop to another parking lot. I commute on my fun mountain bike so... I love it. Luckily the stretch is at a place that is always empty.

    I hit it again today at full speed... JOY! I have a new favorite part of my commute. It certainly breaks up the monotonous streets.

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    Awsome! I wish I could find something like that on my route. I wonder if my 20 year old lotus could handle the shock.

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    I wonder if my 45 year old body could handle the drop.

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    That sounds fun. Reminds me of when I 'discovered' my singletrack option. Whole new world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy View Post
    That sounds fun. Reminds me of when I 'discovered' my singletrack option. Whole new world.
    Oh to have a single track option in the city. A man can dream.....

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    It feels pretty awesome in the morning to head out of my house AWAY from civilization, ride in the woods for a while, and then pop out half way to town on the way to work. It makes me feel like I'm just taking a time out from playing to run in to work for a bit, before I can get back to playing.
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    It's funny how one drop/wall ride/ledge/etc... on a several mile commute can make all the difference. Makes you wonder why you ever drove a car to begin with.
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    Cheers to singletrack on the commute. Looking forward to it drying out and being able to ride it every day. I've also got a couple of skinny raised planters I like to hit mid-commute- another cool way to break up the ride.

    I get the impression my 2-year old thinks my job is riding my bike. If only...

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    So my ride goes from Boston north to the 'burbs. I can add get 8 miles of dirt out of 20 through 3 trail areas.

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    Sound awesome... can't wait for my cx bike to show up. I can hit some singletrack on my way home and I'm looking forward to it.

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    That does sound like a good find, but when I read the title I thought you were talking about the "roadside treasure" variety of finds

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