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Well I am still trying to find a friend to go with...but if not I know a group that goes every summer.


That sounds great. I would have loved something like that but back then the idea of biking across the State or anywhere long distance was looked at as nuts.
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I haven't been here for a while - just busy - but I have been riding to work for economic reasons.
We have the happy situation of the train being about 3kms away from home, and my end station being about 3kms from work.
In the mornings I ride to the station and then to work - here it is no extra charge to take a bike on the train as long as you are not in peak times.
On the way home I ride a few stations away and then pick up the train, with the idea that I will extend my home ride until I can go all the way. There is a bike path which follows the freeway and train line all the way.
Right now I ride about 11km and then the 3 home from the station - all up it is about 20km per day (about 16 miles)
Right now I ride an old cheap Mountain bike with knobby off road tires - whcih is a bit of a chore as it is low quality and slow and hard work - but still enjoyable.

But I have just put some money down on a road bike. I posted a thread about it in the lounge.
Probably should have put it here though. :ooops

The saving is substantial - car was costing me about $70 week in fuel alone, train is costing me $40.
And that will get less as I ride further. :cooldude:

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Well Missouri has a bike trail called the Katy Trail and it goes down how Lewis and Clark went across the state.


Yes I know, and if I were still biking fit taking that ride would be high on my list of things to do!
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I haven't been here for a while - just busy - but I have been riding to work for economic reasons.
We have the happy situation of the train being about 3kms away from home, and my end station being about 3kms from work.
In the mornings I ride to the station and then to work - here it is no extra charge to take a bike on the train as long as you are not in peak times.
On the way home I ride a few stations away and then pick up the train, with the idea that I will extend my home ride until I can go all the way. There is a bike path which follows the freeway and train line all the way.
Right now I ride about 11km and then the 3 home from the station - all up it is about 20km per day (about 16 miles)
Right now I ride an old cheap Mountain bike with knobby off road tires - whcih is a bit of a chore as it is low quality and slow and hard work - but still enjoyable.

But I have just put some money down on a road bike. I posted a thread about it in the lounge.
Probably should have put it here though. :ooops

The saving is substantial - car was costing me about $70 week in fuel alone, train is costing me $40.
And that will get less as I ride further. :cooldude:


That's great! Nothing like saving lots of money while getting some good excercise and having fun at the same time. :thumb
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Well I am still trying to find a friend to go with...but if not I know a group that goes every summer.


For 3 years I was in charge of organizing the Jr. Church Bicycle Ride, I was shocked what all come out of the wood work.
I now have Brothers and Sisters invite me to ride with them.
I need to be clear, I no longer attend that Church, LONG story, nothing bad about the Church, Just had to move.
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I was thinking of getting a three-wheel bike, or trike, so my wife could ride again. With the arthritis in her neck she doesn't have the balance to ride a regular bike anymore. I was thinking of maybe getting one for myself to ride since they also have more comfortable seats than regular bikes. Don't know yet.

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I was thinking of getting a three-wheel bike, or trike, so my wife could ride again. With the arthritis in her neck she doesn't have the balance to ride a regular bike anymore. I was thinking of maybe getting one for myself to ride since they also have more comfortable seats than regular bikes. Don't know yet.


Get one of those low three wheel touring trikes - very safe. Fell today on MTB and broke my scapula (shoulder) - biking has it's dangers!
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