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Commuters--thanks for the info.(4 posts)

Commuters--thanks for the info.mk_42
Jul 27, 2001 1:21 PM
For the commuters that went to the trouble to answer my questions thanks for the info. It was really helpful.
And BTW questions like "how important are you" and "can you do anything you want" had a point, though they do sound weird. I was just trying the get a reality scale on the other answers (e.g. if you are the president of your company or the doctor in your practice you can probably ride in, smell, and leave your bike whenever without anybody saying a thing).

Thanks again.
So....are you commuting? Give us YOUR details (nm)Greg Taylor
Jul 27, 2001 1:25 PM
Not yet...mk_42
Jul 27, 2001 11:51 PM
I work from home now which is good because I can go ride every afternoon because I don't waste time on a commute. Unfortunately I'm going to have to find another job soon. I want to find one that I can bike commute to. And since I've never really thought about it before I didn't really know anything about it so I wanted to know what other people did and so the questions. Not too exciting yet, I know, but you can bet that when I start commuting I will post.

commutingJonathan Faro
Jul 28, 2001 11:04 AM
I missed your first message but all I can say is start commuting asap. I commute just under 20 miles a day (roundtrip) on a knackered slicked out MTB. I save £3.40 a day on bus fare and am fitter, happier and smell worse then everyone else at work. The best thingi n my opinion is how everyone thinks your mad. When I leave work they wish me good luck instead of the ususal good bye. It also is going a long way to justifying spening a grand (£1000 incase thats anouther british term) on a new road bike. Top tips, have a break if your tired, I work shifts so I get days off during the week which is my revovery time. Watch out for drivers who havent noticed you. Try and avoid wearing sunglasses I wear tinted glasses and can therefore make eye contact with drivers and that normaly stops them coming out in front of you.I may be 5 foot 8 and 9 stone but I have a slightly evil look when I'm on the bike. As for importance I'm a spanner moneky in a bike shop.