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Old 06-10-2008, 11:05 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by NatCh View Post
That's a perfect bicycle commute, as long as you have a safe route. PDX is supposedly one of the more bike-friendly cities too. My commute is only 7 miles and goes by in a flash. It takes me only 5 extra minutes to ride than it does to drive.

Just think how much money you'd save, how much weight you could lose, how much food and beer you could consume, and how strong your legs and lungs would become if you rode a bicycle.
Nice. I'm already like 6% body fat. Guess I will find out how safe it is. Garden Home is not the best road to bike on.

Originally Posted by re-zero View Post
The 2-stroke 49cc scooters are super polluters.
Funny you should mention this, I was just thinking about that i would have to get a 4 stroke for this exact reason.

Originally Posted by Dracos View Post
The whole money arguement goes out the window if you want a bike for the sake of having a bike. Gas mileage is a bonus, but it's not the reason to do it. It's kinda like buying a prius. If that's what you want, go for it! If you're doing it for money's sake... keep what you got, or buy beater subcompact. More comfortable in the rain/cold/hot, and you can actually carry stuff/people.
Yup, it would be for the sake of saving money in the long run.

Great points above. I did not really think about the gear since moving at faster speeds I am going to want good gear. And I have most of my biking stuff already so that is a great point.

So basically at this point I am going to put some money into a road bike and park the wagon Mon-Fri. Now I have to be disciplined to not spend the money I save on springs, struts and an 18G.

Thanks for all your input, folks. it's nice put something out there and get a sound dose of NASIOC reality.

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