2000 miles since school started.

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  1. Sarge

    Sarge Enthusiast

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    All human powered. All instead of using a car.
     
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    Congratulations, Sarge! That's a real accomplishment.
     
  4. Sarge

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    And in case anybody was wondering, I was the human doing the powering.
     
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    It takes real dedication to cycle every day, particularly on those days when the weather is less-than-ideal.
     
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    That is, of course, an advantage of living in California.

    And for the rest of us, there's a great deal to be said for the guy who bicycles like that in terms of... aesthetics, shall we say?
     
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    Wow! Congrats Sarge!!
     
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    Very impressive!
     
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    Wow! Do you ever drive or do you try to bike everywhere? Great job!
     
  10. Sarge

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    I drove once this school year - last Wednesday raining hard in the morning, with more forecast later in the day. And it was cold and windy. And I had a cold. With middle aged men and cycling, there's a fine line between bada$$ and dumba$$. I've crossed that line before and it wasn't fun.

    But I rode in the rain two other days this week and it wasn't bad. I'll usually do it if it's supposed to clear up later in the day. Also, if it's nice in the morning but scheduled to rain in the afternoon I'll usually ride. The rains here are often delivered by strong SE winds which give me a sweet tailwind going home - it's sort of like water skiing.
     
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    Oh, how I miss my biking days.

    The area I live in now doesn't work for biking.

    I still have great looking legs though! :)
     
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    Down girl! Sarge is taken :rofl:
     
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    Wasn't staking a claim to someone else's. Was merely enjoying the prospect.
     
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    I thought by "aesthetics" you meant my bike - which is very cool in a post-modern, retro sort of way.

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    Yes...I'm sure that's exactly what TG meant. :whistle:
     
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    So how far is your trip to school?

    Even if I COULD...I couldn't. I carry too heavy a bag each day. Looking into one of those wheely things so that the walk to and from the train is less cumbersome.

    Plus...can't imagine my bike out there next to the middle school recess field/playground each day.
     
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    I need to learn how to ride my bike while balancing a load of laundry on my back. The laundromat is so close, I feel like a dork driving there, but there's no way I can walk there with a pile of sheets, sweaters and Rockhubby's boxer briefs.
     
  18. Sarge

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    This is the Range Rover of bikes. It's about $2000 or about $800 for just the frame. But if you're an urban hipster who want's to look real cool hauling that laundry, it's what you need. And yes, it's actually called The Big Dummy.

    http://surlybikes.com/bikes/big_dummy_complete/

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    Or you can find an old child trailer. Throw the clothes in a duffel bag and off you go.

    Other options...

    This trailer won't slow you down as much. I have one like it. Carried a weeks worth of luggage and camping gear with it once.

    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_171080_-1___

    This one is the same, but much better made. You can actually use it for your off-road trans-Canada bike ride.


    http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1023784_-1_400039_400005_400917
     
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    Good job, Sarge!!
     
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    Rockhubby's buddy has The Big Dummy. Sadly, he IS an urban hipster.
     

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