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April 2nd, 2010


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08:59 am
Biked to work!
~7.9 miles, ~40 minutes. Not too shabby! I took it easy as it was the first trip for this commute, and that bike has only had a 2mi shakedown ride since I rebuilt it and I wasn't confident in my handiwork.
Route taken, the astute Bostonians among you will notice the very stupid turn after crossing the longfellow. I shall never again ask a bike courier for recommended directions on the fly without being very specific as to WHICH waterfront industrial park I was headed towards. I'll take some blame for that one.
mood: calmcalm
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From:miss_chance
Date:April 2nd, 2010 01:17 pm (UTC)
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Nice ride! Also, your work is right next to my absolute favorite hardware store in the city.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:April 2nd, 2010 01:20 pm (UTC)
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!
I went in there the other day to pick up a pair of work gloves so i could help unload a container full of kegs, was surprised by the size and capacity of that place. I definitely need to stop by there on lunch-break one of these days and nose around.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:April 2nd, 2010 02:31 pm (UTC)
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I plan to go through gvmt center to Congress St. instead, should cut 2-3 tenths of a mile off that ride.
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From:geekpixie
Date:April 2nd, 2010 02:37 pm (UTC)
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You and everyone else decided to ride today, it was impressive to see all the bikes out!
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From:inahandbasket
Date:April 2nd, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC)
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I didn't see many people out, but I'm on the early side of rush hour.
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From:komos
Date:April 2nd, 2010 02:47 pm (UTC)
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When I was riding in, I took it as an excuse to head through Harvard and ride in along the river. It added time, but it made for a much nicer ride overall.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:April 2nd, 2010 03:11 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, the google biking directions like that route too, but they're heavily biased towards bike paths. It's like 2 miles further.

That said, I'll definitely give that route a shot later in the season once I'm more used to biking. For now I'm going to keep it to the shortest possible route. heh.
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From:komos
Date:April 2nd, 2010 03:18 pm (UTC)
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It was good for scenery and for avoiding traffic snarls. I got pretty adept at riding in city traffic, but I still hated going through places like Leverett Circle. Place was a nightmare on the best of mornings.
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From:totient
Date:April 2nd, 2010 02:54 pm (UTC)
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What time were you riding? Our paths may have crossed (I was heading up Holland and then Broadway from Davis, starting just after 8am).
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From:inahandbasket
Date:April 2nd, 2010 03:09 pm (UTC)
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left home at 7:52, will likely need to get out the door around quarter of in the future to ensure proper self-delivery time.
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From:totient
Date:April 2nd, 2010 03:16 pm (UTC)
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Ah, then you probably got to Davis a little before I did. Unless you happened to see a guy going up Holland St in a red jersey with black polka dots.
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From:rainbow_spork
Date:April 2nd, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC)
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Ooh, I'm feeling much better about taking 60 minutes for my 9-10 mile ride home from work now. though I'm not sure that I can still do that, now that I haven't done any exercise since October. But I can't wait to try it again once I'm done with school for the semester. Woo!

(ok, now I'm *really* going to go make lasagna instead of just talking about it, like I have for the past 15 minutes.)
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From:axessdenyd
Date:April 3rd, 2010 04:18 am (UTC)
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My ride home just about killed me...I'm thinking there is just too much climbing for me to handle just now. Hopefully I can rest up this weekend and come back stronger next week. At the two traffic lights I have on the last 2 miles home, my arms and hands were shaking and I was about to collapse. Took me 34 minutes to get there, 38 home--there's a lot more climbing on the way home. I think I may have to find another route for fun rides.

On the bright side, this should help get me in shape faster (assuming I can actually do the ride every day) and someone who reads my bike blog wants to start doing rides. So that could be motivation.
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