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    Bike to work day.

    According to my IMBA calendar, it's bike to work day today. I rode in today, but I ride in about every other day, anyway. But today I didnt take the direct route, as I ran into a buddy on the road so we decided to take the scenic route. The direct route is about 9 miles, but this morning I think we did about 15 or so.
    I hope some others had a nice bike commute today.
    It's so nice that things have warmed up on the east coast. no more excuses not to ride! Here is a picture that I took on my commute during the winter. It is a rail trail along the beach, right at the end of my commute in the morning.
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    That picture sends shivers down my spine.

    Quote Originally Posted by jh_on_the_cape
    According to my IMBA calendar, it's bike to work day today. I rode in today, but I ride in about every other day, anyway. But today I didnt take the direct route, as I ran into a buddy on the road so we decided to take the scenic route. The direct route is about 9 miles, but this morning I think we did about 15 or so.
    I hope some others had a nice bike commute today.
    It's so nice that things have warmed up on the east coast. no more excuses not to ride! Here is a picture that I took on my commute during the winter. It is a rail trail along the beach, right at the end of my commute in the morning.

    Thank God it's Spring and warm!

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    Acccording to the LAB site, next week is bike to work week, and next Friday is bike to work day. But I rode in today anyway, too.
    When the going gets weird its bedtime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooglin
    Acccording to the LAB site, next week is bike to work week, and next Friday is bike to work day. But I rode in today anyway, too.
    really? I've got next Thursday. But I rode in today too, just to be safe.

    http://www.metro.net/biketowork/default.htm

    I volunteered to go "count cyclists" at some of the larger corporations next Thurs. morning, for some sort of contest... yay. Maybe I'll pass out "your bike sucks" and C-R-C stickers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood
    Maybe I'll pass out "your bike sucks" and C-R-C stickers.

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    Heh. Or maybe slap them on cars as they go by...

    http://www.bikemonth.com/
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    no job...still riding

    As a recent college graduate, naturally im unemployed so have no work to ride to, but i think i'll ride somewhere anyways

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooglin
    Acccording to the LAB site, next week is bike to work week, and next Friday is bike to work day. But I rode in today anyway, too.
    oops. I guess I looked at the wrong week! Well, I will ride next week, as well. sorry for the confusion folks. get back in your cars. no need to panic.
    But how about next week, if you ride to work, grab a camera and post a picture taken somewhere on your commute? Someplace beautiful or ugly. However mundane it may be. I am partial towards huge potholes and wheel grabbing storm drains.
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    bike TO work?

    crap. i thought it was bike BEFORE work, so that's what i did. it was foggy, then sunny.

    nice!

    except i hit a big steaming pile of fresh coyote poo at high speed and it got all over by bike and my light grey oakley baggies. not nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jh_on_the_cape
    oops. I guess I looked at the wrong week! Well, I will ride next week, as well. sorry for the confusion folks. get back in your cars. no need to panic.
    But how about next week, if you ride to work, grab a camera and post a picture taken somewhere on your commute? Someplace beautiful or ugly. However mundane it may be. I am partial towards huge potholes and wheel grabbing storm drains.
    Good idea on the pics. And the VeloNews calendar got it wrong so your IMBA calendar probably did too.
    When the going gets weird its bedtime.

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    cool link

    Quote Originally Posted by wooglin
    Heh. Or maybe slap them on cars as they go by...

    http://www.bikemonth.com/
    I like the photo idea too. Have to work on that

    here's another link, sponsored/built by Shim-a-no. Where the hell's L.A. on the list??? Oh yeah, we drive here. Forgot.

    http://www.bike-to-work.com/publish/...antcities.html

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    Oh boy. Here' some irony. I've biked to work every day since July except today because I drove a housemate to the airport.

    No free coffee and bannana for me on the trail.

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    I did that one better

    Since I bike commute every day, the only way I could save energy was to not go in at all. Think of the rubber and grease that I'm saving!

    Surf to work day for me.

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    Whoops wrong day, now i'll be sure not to miss it.

    I did ride a skateboard in a couple of times. Usually, when I went for drinks after work and ended up getting a ride home without the bike. Does that count as surfing?

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    Me Too

    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy
    the only way I could save energy was to not go in at all.
    rode the flyer up to the coffee shop, and been loungin round the apt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jh_on_the_cape
    According to my IMBA calendar, it's bike to work day today.
    OK. It was in fact bike-to-work day on the imba calendar last friday. So IMBA messed up, not me! rode in again today. we are having an official town bike to work day tomorrow. free coffee!
    They are tearing up some pavement on my route, so it is really dusty. I actually passed the water sprayer truck, and then he was trying hard to catch up to me and spray me. It's overcast and 55, so I didnt want that. He almost caught me up a hill, but then I went into turboboost and made it up and over and flew down to the bike path turnoff. whew!
    Here is a good website regarding the loveable H2 car.
    https://www.fuh2.com/index.php
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    H2

    Quote Originally Posted by jh_on_the_cape
    Here is a good website regarding the loveable H2 car.
    https://www.fuh2.com/index.php

    yeah that's a pretty funny site. Here's a couple more submissions

    D'oh!
    <img src="https://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/stuckh2.jpg">

    Small Wiener Compensator
    <img src="https://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/small(25).jpg">

    let's see some creative pics of Thursday's Bike to Work Day.

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    local legend has it that some overcompensating jackass rolled a brand new H2 on Main Divide last year. fock, what a tool. i've never seen pictures but i don't doubt it for a second.
    i once drove a honda cr-v to the top of santiago peak without incident, and this idiot rolls an H2? please.

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    Holy Roller....

    The new Cross Check was blessed today by Rev. Jerry. I missed the most of the ceremony, but pedalled my @ss off to get there. A few couriers and commuters were hanging around, but not many. I am going to shoot pics of the commute tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gpsser
    The new Cross Check was blessed today by Rev. Jerry. I missed the most of the ceremony, but pedalled my @ss off to get there. A few couriers and commuters were hanging around, but not many. I am going to shoot pics of the commute tomorrow.
    I rode in today, as well. But on a spare bike, as my primary bike is a bike destroyed due to impact with the garage.
    I actually really like my spare bike now that I adjusted the seat and bars.
    mid 80s Bianchi sport SX. all original. all celeste! down tube shifters didnt annoy me, because I never touched them! singlespeed style.
    i cant actually just strip the gears because it has biopace rings in the front. stupid biopace...
    Only boring people get bored.

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    Biopace is ok

    at least as far as SS goes. Even though they're not round, they have a constant average diameter. Try it.

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    Reporting in....

    up at 0500, out the door at 0530 to get to my volunteer check point by 0630 to count riders. I was stationed at the Princess Cruise Lines corporate offices in Valencia, CA. They had a contest running with other local offices to see how many people would ride in. I stuck around until 0930 and signed in a total of 13 bikers. Not a lot, but not bad either since many of them rarely ride and took this as an opportunity to get out and exercise.

    0600: On your left! sigh
    <img src="https://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/path(2).jpg">

    0615: SUVs are pretty. Must....put....down.......checkbook. What Would Jesus Drive?
    <img src="https://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/WWJD.jpg">

    0625: work it, girl.
    <img src="https://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/java(4).jpg">

    0630: these two were waiting for me to show up. They rode about 8-10 miles one way, and don't usually ride. Way to go, ladies! (I think the one on the left likes me).
    <img src="https://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/bikerchix.jpg">

    0700: She didn't bike to work. But she did have her morning smoke. Sad.
    <img src="https://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/large.jpg">

    later!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy
    at least as far as SS goes. Even though they're not round, they have a constant average diameter. Try it.
    doesnt the chain get tight/slack all the time? or is the average part important (so its not actually off center, like some freewheels.). is the length of chain on the ring always the same?
    hmmm... i just assumed that it would not work. I should try it out. thanks!
    Only boring people get bored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood
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    0630: these two were waiting for me to show up. They rode about 8-10 miles one way, and don't usually ride. Way to go, ladies! (I think the one on the left likes me).
    <img src="https://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/bikerchix.jpg">

    <img src="https://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/large.jpg">

    later!
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    well done! it's those first two that rode in that make bike to work day a worthwhile thing. hopefully they now realize that it's not a big deal, and maybe start doing it once per week or so.
    the second chick is all american baby! USA! USA! at first glance i thought, 'i hope she is pregnant.' but then i saw the cigarette and thought 'i hope that she is not pregnant and will not sit on me. particularly my face. i scar easily'

    at my workplace we had a ton of people bike in who normally do not. it was great and reallly showed the lack of bike parking here. everyone takes their bikes into their office or leaves them in the hallway.

    i didnt take any pictures. but here is one from the internet that shows exactly what it looked like this morning on my ride. i think the rollerblader and the little kid were there, too!
    Only boring people get bored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jh_on_the_cape
    doesnt the chain get tight/slack all the time? or is the average part important (so its not actually off center, like some freewheels.). is the length of chain on the ring always the same?
    hmmm... i just assumed that it would not work. I should try it out. thanks!
    spin the cranks as you have it now. if you see that derailing thingy moving back and forth significantly then your chain is changing tension. If it stays still, which it should, you should be O.K.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood
    0630: these two were waiting for me to show up. They rode about 8-10 miles one way, and don't usually ride. Way to go, ladies! (I think the one on the left likes me).
    <img src="https://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/bikerchix.jpg">
    Did ya get her number??
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    of course he did!

    Quote Originally Posted by gpsser
    Did ya get her number??
    he's bringin' 'em BOTH to SART. play on, playa!

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    tomorrow

    well i guess i will just ride tomorrow just incase it is friday, then after work its downtown to meet some friends for my birthday, that way i can get all messed up and bike it home after last call....

    scott

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    All roads lead to Rome....er... Fremont, CA

    I commute to work as often as I can. It is only a few miles and not very crowded on the road at my commute times, 3Pm and 3AM.

    While riding in today my facility manager, who is a cat 1 pro racer, noticed the Pisser and came over to talk. I told him to take it out for a spin, which schocked me, but he actually took off on it and toured the facility. I made good points with him as he noted it was ride to work day. I now have him thinking about a single speed bike.

    The nice thing is my manager and his manager are both racers and let me ride each day.

    We have a nice little trail in the back of our facility, Mission Peak. 2504 feet of fun. It is nice to live in Fremont.....

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    Cool-blue Rhythm what a nice day

    Nice day to ride today, 5:30 in the am 73 degrees and 17 mph winds out of the south...!!! What the fucI< ???? every dam day here in Nebraska its so windy for some reason, the only time its not is when you hit the trails and the trees block the wind, anyways.... my ride to work is about 1/4 mile south then its all east, so the wind was hitting me from the side but oh well, when ever i ride to work i see the same girls running on the trail so today when i saw them i tried to get a picture with them but my stupid camera wouldn’t work in the low light setting.... what a bad day so far.... wind... chicks but no picture.... oh well. But after work, down to the n-zone, my favorite bar, for some beers. Just got back now and probably just going to hit the hay so i can ride to work again tomorrow.....

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    It was bike to work in Santa Cruz..

    Quote Originally Posted by jh_on_the_cape
    doesnt the chain get tight/slack all the time? or is the average part important (so its not actually off center, like some freewheels.). is the length of chain on the ring always the same?
    hmmm... i just assumed that it would not work. I should try it out. thanks!
    I too ride 3-4 days @ week (gotta drive one day a week with pressed shirts and pants) on my fixed gear. On the day I drive I bring along my mtb SS and do a nooner; yeah I live a tough life. Believe it or not I'm up for a promotion which will end the nooners but I digress. Rode on Bike to Work Thursday and it was a day like any other day; paradise.

    jh-on-the cape; The biopace gears work very well as a SS (some say better than round chain rings); it doesn't seem like they should work but they do; it's one of those SS miracles.

    Hollywood; LOL, WWJD; my wife just grumbled but she's Catholic and you know what they're like .

    1G1G, Brad

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    i biked to work also

    but i do it everyday...its like 3 miles or so, down a big hill, then up a big hill, then down a big hill. i enjoy it, flat stuff is boring

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