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    Started commuting 2day

    It was pretty cool riding my bike to work this morning. I have about a 5 mile ride each way. My actual round trip via car is about 70 miles, so i park about 5 miles away and ride the rest, maybe Ill work my way up to more, but the 5 is enough for now. I have to try and find a better route b/c there were a few times I had to ride near cars and it wasnt that cool.
    I also have to find a way to attach my back pack to the rear. I installed a flat carrier that attaches to the seat post but all i have is bungie cords to attach it and it dosent seem like a very good way. I think it could fall off and I would never know. I may try to find a velcro strap or something? It was nice, just wanted to say hello

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    just wear the pack
    I lubed my disc brakes because they squeaked.
    Man was that fun to work out

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    I don't know what kinda bike you have but they make bags and packs that attach to the rear rack. If nothing else, try a messenger bag instead of a backpack. They are much better for riding with as long as you're not hauling a heavy load.

    I wouldn't "just wear the pack" if you already bought a rear rack. That's for people who are too cool for racks.

    Check out google earth and google maps to find a better road. I try to avoid any road that has a speed limit higher than 40mph.

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    Good info thanks. I was looking around on Google maps 2day I think I may have found a better route.

    I do have a messnger bag, I may try that, just dont want it to shift weight or be sliding around

    The back pack makes my back sweat, and then having to sit at work w/ a sweaty back is not too cool. I am no longer too cool for a rack, lol.

    Function>Form right?

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    That's quite the commute, I would say instead of doing it hybrid style, just pick one , maybe two days out of the week to do the FULL ride by bike. Might as well make your trip to work an adventure every once in awhile, haha.
    John

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    wow, lol. not doin a 70 mile commute, that would be crazy. And the end cap off my thule bike mount fell off 2day on the interstate I gotta find some place that sells individual pieces.

    The ride back to the car yesterday was amazing. Im definatley glad I decided to do this!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Industrial
    I wouldn't "just wear the pack" if you already bought a rear rack. That's for people who are too cool for racks.
    Huh? I thought racks were for people who were too cool for backpacks
    Congratulations, O7. Glad you like it- you have a great opportunity to customize your biking length at will. I don`t know where you can find parts for you rack- hope somebody else has that info.

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