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on becomming an addict

My name is Jeff, and I think I am a bike addict. I do not say these things intending to mock any sort of serious addictions. But I admit: I really like bikes and riding them. I own two, but yearn for at least 3 more – and that’s before concerns of money even kick in. 17 miles pedaling a bike each day is not enough for me. I ache for more, and often I ache because I do more.

Case in point: last Wednesday I came home from work (to which I transported myself to by bike). Upon walking into my apartment, I decided I wanted to go out for a bike ride. I swapped out my road shoes for my MTB shoes, grabbed the mountain bike and headed right back out the door. I spent another good hour on my mountain bike – both casually cruising around the trails and hitting some big climbs and big hucks (jumps for those not privy to the cyclo-speak).

The best part of all this bike riding came the next morning when I woke up. My legs felt almost as fresh as they do every other day. When I first started bike commuting, I was pretty drained each morning when I first got on the bike. But over time, my legs have built their strength and stamina, and accepted that they will be pushed pretty hard every day.

There is a great feeling of satisfaction – knowing that my daily exercise is no longer limited to transporting myself to and from work. I am again free to roam the parks, the open road and the trails in the afternoons, and if I can ever get myself out of bed before 530 am, I will be free to roam these places in the early morning. I think the afternoon suits me just fine though…

But then again, wouldn’t you do the same if this was right out your door?

Get some skills

The awesome people from C.I.C.L.E will be offering a traffic basics class this Saturday. If you are a person that is afraid to ride on the streets or want to start riding your bike to work, this class is a must for you!!!

This class is limited to 12 people, so be sure to call or email to reserve your spot. Email: info(at)BikeNow.org or call 323-478-0060

Click here for more details.

Our apologies

Our Hosting company had a major server failure that caused all our sites to go down for several days. Although we are back online, we have lost a month’s worth of content. We sincerely apologize to all of our readers and our sponsors. We are working hard to restore our sites so we can continue sharing with you our experience at Interbike and continue being one of the leading sites in bike commuting.

Thanks

The BikeCommuters.com Crew: Moe, RL, Priscilla, Randy, Jack, Nick and Jeff.

Back in the saddle

I woke up this morning just itching to go fishing. But I really wanted to go out for a ride. With the busy schedule I’ve had, it’s been a while since I’ve been on a bike. So I took the Nirve Ultraliner, strapped down my fishing pole and rode out to one of the local canals.

The ride itself was awesome. The temperature was cool and a breeze was constantly blowing. It felt great being back on the saddle again. Going fishing at this point was just an added bonus.

I definitely have to do this more often. The combination of riding a bike and fishing is definitely a plus in my book.