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Mondays suck and new bike(4 posts)

Mondays suck and new bikeJackDanielsFSU
Jun 17, 2002 4:50 AM
Hello. I am pretty new to road biking. I just built up my frist real road bike over the last week. One problem is I don't have anyone to ride with and another major problem is I don't have much time to ride. This is my last summer before I grad from college and have to enter the real world. This summer I am doing my internship and working another full time job. I would like to start riding at leats 10 to 15 miles a day to start and then increase it as I get better. I don't get off of my 2nd job till around 9:30pm and by then its getting pretty dark. By the time I get home and change and would be ready to ride It is pretty dark. How many of you do your primary ridding after dark? What kind of lights and other safety equipment do you ride with? Do you stick to just like subdivision roads or do you go onto main roads also? What other concerins do you have when you do ride after dark?

Thank you for any suggestions and tips you can give me. I should get back to work. Arn't mondays fun?

Jack
Why don't you try commuting? nmDaveL
Jun 17, 2002 5:17 AM
Why don't you try commuting? nmJackDanielsFSU
Jun 17, 2002 5:21 AM
I would love to commute but it is over a 45 mile drive just to get to work by expressway.
try thisMJ
Jun 17, 2002 6:40 AM
take your bike to work and ride at lunch and/or pre-work rides? post-work ride near the office?

good learning experience - think about this problem when/before applying for your next job - make sure you live a commuteable distance away from the office - ideally a place where you can do a direct ride or a longer loop as the mood, weather, schedule suits you

by building riding into your daily schedule - you rack up alot of miles, save money on gas, make exercise a daily part of your life (but hey you're just going to work), and gain the begrudging respect of your work colleagues