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Thread: I love my commute from Bethesda to DC now, but what happens in the fall/winter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    This happens to me a lot. I bought a new bike at Bikenetic a few weeks ago and when I got in the car to go pick it up I suddenly realized that I had no idea at all how to get there in a car. It turns out that I can get there by bike in about the same time as a car.
    You know there is a CaBi station less than 3/4 mile from the shop (there might actually be one closer, but I am too lazy to look). It actually takes me about 5 minutes longer to drive to the shop than it does to ride there. And just to show you how much I hate driving... I once had to drop my commuter off at the shop to get the IGH serviced. I rode my bike to the shop and RAN home. It is SEVEN miles. It was horrible. I decided after that incident that I would just CaBi home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunyata View Post
    You know there is a CaBi station less than 3/4 mile from the shop (there might actually be one closer, but I am too lazy to look). It actually takes me about 5 minutes longer to drive to the shop than it does to ride there. And just to show you how much I hate driving... I once had to drop my commuter off at the shop to get the IGH serviced. I rode my bike to the shop and RAN home. It is SEVEN miles. It was horrible. I decided after that incident that I would just CaBi home.
    Seven miles on a CABI sounds pretty awful to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    Seven miles on a CABI sounds pretty awful to me.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn676-fLq7I

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    Seven miles on a CABI sounds pretty awful to me.
    Try 40
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac-sSS892V8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    This happens to me a lot. I bought a new bike at Bikenetic a few weeks ago and when I got in the car to go pick it up I suddenly realized that I had no idea at all how to get there in a car. It turns out that I can get there by bike in about the same time as a car.
    Whoah. How did I miss this. Where are all the pretty pictures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian74 View Post
    Whoah. How did I miss this. Where are all the pretty pictures?
    Artsy Potomac overlook picture attached to this ride: https://www.strava.com/activities/1058957749
    New bike with pie: https://www.strava.com/activities/1051834190
    What my bike looks like when Komorebi is taking pictures of my butt: https://www.strava.com/activities/1052023520

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    I have done about 8.5 from Alexandria to Navy Yard on CaBi when my regular bike is the shop or I need to go one-way. It is slower for sure, about 5-8 minutes, but the real difference is the backpack. I use a basket on my regular bike. But I do like riding the CaBi without a helmet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    Artsy Potomac overlook picture attached to this ride: https://www.strava.com/activities/1058957749
    New bike with pie: https://www.strava.com/activities/1051834190
    What my bike looks like when Komorebi is taking pictures of my butt: https://www.strava.com/activities/1052023520
    Cool bike! I hope you have lots of fun on it! You lucky dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drevil View Post
    Don't forget the obnoxiously reflective jackets from Sugoi, Proviz, Specialized, Showers Pass, etc. If I commuted by bike, I'd most likely be wearing one of these.

    I have the Proviz one. (I'm happy to be obnoxious, if it keeps me alive.) However, it's not really suitable for year-round use. Even with a couple of layers under it, it doesn't really work for temperatures under freezing. Conversely, it is way too warm for the weather now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvcalhoun View Post
    Conversely, it is way too warm for the weather now.
    OMG! Everything is too warm now. I'm going to do all of my biking this weekend in TwoWheels pool.

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