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    My First Commute!

    Today, May 2, 2011, marks the first time I have commuted to work. I vow from here on out, to commute as often as I can, rain or shine. Sure the FL humidity can be brutal, it wasn't so bad though this morning leaving at 7 am, but as this summer moves on, it is destined to be worse. Lucky for me, my commute is only 2.9 miles door to door and I can do it in under 15 minutes, which leaves me with plenty of time to cool down and clean up.

    I had my old Outcast 29er all set up for commuting as of this past Saturday; fresh brakes, 42x16 gear, and ready to rock. I thought I would giver her a good shakedown by participating in downtown scavenger hunt (I was the only MTB there that I could see, at least I fit in with my SS! lol)

    My day started like this:



    and ended in carnage:



    But I was still committed to commute, well that and my parking permit expired today. So lucky for my the good old Monocog Flight was there to ride!




    I still have some details to work out to make my ride a little easier and I need to obviously order a new 42t chain ring, but all in all I am completely excited to be commuting!
    "I have one speed. I have one gear: Go." -- Charlie Sheen

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    Congrats!

    I also made my first full commute today, on a SS aswell.

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    Congrats, welcome to the club. My commute is the same distance, except I have to worry about winter cold, snow and ice.

    I have a coworker who complains about the slow bus when he lives just a mile from the train station. I told him to get a bicycle, but he said there was no rack, etc... (which I highly doubt) Somehow I will never understand...
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    Thanks guys. Part of me would almost rather ride in the cold and snow instead of the heat and humidity, almost. Lol
    "I have one speed. I have one gear: Go." -- Charlie Sheen

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    Good job, guys! The pictures don`t show up on this computer, so if I`m missing anything it`ll have to wait until I go home.

    For what it`s worth, I`d rather ride in my winter snow and ice than in a sticky southern summer or baking Phoenix/Vegas/Palm Springs scorcher. I dunno about the crazy Cannuck crew`s winter extremes- glad I don`t have THAT stuff to deal with.

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    Just to update:

    Today marks my the start of my third week in a row commuting and I am loving it. I finally got the Motobecane back together and added some sweet new lights! The 42x16 gearing is so much nicer than the 32x16 I rode the first two weeks...

    The weather this morning in FL was B-E-A-UTIFUL!

    I also did my first 30+ mile ride last Friday, I can't wait to add more miles to that!

    I also want to add some fenders and pick up a Chrome messenger bag, oh and also a nice U-Lock. Then I think I should be done for a while...
    "I have one speed. I have one gear: Go." -- Charlie Sheen

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    "I have one speed. I have one gear: Go." -- Charlie Sheen

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    Quote Originally Posted by ender.
    Just to update:

    Today marks my the start of my third week in a row commuting and I am loving it.....

    I also did my first 30+ mile ride last Friday, I can't wait to add more miles to that!...
    Nice! Just so you're aware, the commuter forum rules require a snapshot or two on those joyrides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ender.
    Then I think I should be done for a while...
    Done? No more checks in your checkbook?
    I`m glad you`re enjoying your commutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbxplorer
    Nice! Just so you're aware, the commuter forum rules require a snapshot or two on those joyrides.
    Noted. The picture posted of the Outcast hanging was after the ride, if that counts!? haha

    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
    Done? No more checks in your checkbook?
    I`m glad you`re enjoying your commutes.
    I don't think I will ever truly be done, but isn't that half the fun? I just have to find new reasons to explain to friends why I eat raman and can't go out for a night of drinking, they seem to give weird looks when I tell them I'm broke because I bought parts for my bike...
    "I have one speed. I have one gear: Go." -- Charlie Sheen

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