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    Commuting via mountain bike (some singletrack)

    I took these pictures a couple of weeks ago but life has been crazy lately. I hope everybody hasn't lost interest in the bike commute concept!

    1. First: the batteries that died about 2 minutes after leaving my apartment. You'd think I'd have checked them before leaving the house...

    2. We have bike lanes here, too.

    3. I live in a near-desert climate, so it's very important to water the streets.

    4. View to the east.
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    5. After a couple of miles on the road, I finally see the trailhead. I'm not the first one there, but most people drive and then walk or jog.

    6. Onto the trail. Dirt, but no singletrack yet.

    7. Water crossing. This ditch dries out around mid-late July every summer, but the dogs sure love it when it's flowing.

    8. No bikes allowed up the steps to the right. We get to take the longer (though less technical) trail around to the left.
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    9. The singletrack! Actually, this is a sad example of trail maintenance gone bad. The trail used to be on the left, but several months ago someone did a water diversion project that resulted in all the water staying in the trail and not draining out (hard to do, since it's sloped down and to the side. It's been great for the plants, but other users built a new trail in response.

    10. The view from halfway up the hill (on a flat stretch). Sorry it's not more interesting.

    11. The view to the north and back down to the parking lot/trailhead.

    12. There are other trail users today.
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    13. Stopping to smell the wild roses.

    14. Of course I didn't stop because of the rocks shown here...

    15. At the top of the hill, I can finally see my workplace on the next mesa to the south. You can barely pick out a square building on the horizon.
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    16. Note the open gate as I head down the hill.

    17. The only time the gate is open is when those "other trail users" are around.

    18. The last mile of downhill then uphill is on a road, but at least there's a really wide shoulder.

    19. Finally I'm almost there. My building leaves something to be desired aesthetically, but the view makes up for it.

    20. And my bike gets her own cubicle, right next to mine.
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    beautiful

    holey moses - I'll trade you commutes in a nanosecond!
    This is just need to know information: Am i supposed to enjoy the irony or pity the sincerity?

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    great story! your commute does not suck.

    A friend of mine used to work there (computer geek), so I've ridden those roads and trails a few times. Good stuff

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    Most excellent.
    Cats just don't feel safe on a moving bicycle, no matter how much duct tape you use.

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    Great photos! Is this Boulder, CO?

    3. I live in a near-desert climate, so it's very important to water the streets.

    They like to water the streets here too, preferrably midday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon-UT
    Great photos! Is this Boulder, CO?

    They like to water the streets here too, preferrably midday.

    Yep.
    At least most of our street-watering seems to be early morning or evening.

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskarider
    Yep.
    At least most of our street-watering seems to be early morning or evening.
    That bike looks kinda familiar, were you by any chance riding the CO trail by Buffalo Creek/ Green Mtn with a friend on Saturday?
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    That bike looks kinda familiar, were you by any chance riding the CO trail by Buffalo Creek/ Green Mtn with a friend on Saturday?
    Nope...didn't get a chance to go riding this weekend. Musta been someone else.

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskarider
    Nope...didn't get a chance to go riding this weekend. Musta been someone else.
    Oh well, thought we might have met on the trail.
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