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forestghost07

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Message Posted: May 18, 2013 1:26:36 AM

Aint no MPG like infinity MPG :-P

I use my 28 speed bike for local trips whenever weather and carrying capacity permit, and I've made round trips faster than by car by not having to search and fight for a parking spot.
And I'm fit and slim and feel great.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 7:02:14 AM

no..........
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 7:04:49 AM

no.........
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 7:27:53 AM

too far for me to bike. If it were half the distance, I likely would.
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 7:02:48 AM

Yes . . .
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 6:24:43 AM

Never........
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 7:45:05 AM

no...........
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deant99
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 8:38:05 PM

no
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karl13
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 1:21:25 PM

yes
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poetdog73
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 12:56:15 PM

no!
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sagnat
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 11:54:17 AM

Considering my commute is currently about 130 miles round trip....NO.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 7:28:12 AM

no...........
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drydem
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 11:19:51 AM

The bikes sold in the DC area are expensive and most are design for recreation and not for commuting. Local roads in the Washington DC Metro Area can have steep uphill climbs and multiple stops so a bicyclist really needs high torque (low gearing) rather than high speed gearing. Because of poorly maintained road surfaces, stability and shock resistance in bike design is more important here. Finally most bikes sold locally have NO cargo capacity.

Some localities like Bethesda Maryland are experimenting with renting a bike especially designed for short commutes for a few hours - this actually makes more sense than buying a bike.


[Edited by: drydem at 4/12/2014 11:23:31 AM EST]
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 7:38:03 AM

No.......
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BBobDeluxe
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 10:44:54 PM

Yes........for exercise and for recreation only.
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ace12012
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 1:23:04 PM

no.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 7:14:11 AM

no.........
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 6:39:56 AM

Yes . . .
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flatron
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 2:56:06 PM

its great I use it to go to work with it some times I don't use the car for a couple weeks. that is how I lost over one hundred pounds and saved the gas money and the bike was paid for in the first year.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 6:57:30 AM

Never...........
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contiki
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no..........
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 6:40:25 AM

Yes . . .
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cujo1977
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 4:17:58 PM

N
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 10:45:45 AM

Yes and I don't need to change the oil, just batteries for S..lighting!
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 10:03:24 AM

no
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 9:17:20 AM

No
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contiki
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No.......
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05FLHRI
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 6:13:34 AM

Yes. My HD Roadking does 45+ MPG
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twt
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 4:51:09 AM

No, but sometimes I ride the Harley, to save on gas mileage.
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BCNU
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 1:46:54 AM

no
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Yes
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 1:14:25 PM

no.
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 10:13:25 AM

No
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 7:25:22 AM

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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 6:43:52 AM

No.........
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 11:55:04 AM

no
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 11:10:13 AM

Most likely will be on two wheels today, "Ready Teddy!"
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 7:16:02 AM

No............
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dgsteven
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 3:11:27 AM

no
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 10:44:54 AM

Yep, love to bike when it is warm out!!
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 10:19:05 AM

I'm putting away the snowboard and dusting off the 10 Speed. Did my last slope ride of the season Wednesday and will be pumping up the tires today.

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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 7:20:39 AM

No.............
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contiki
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no..........
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contiki
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No........
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No
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contiki
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No
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contiki
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2014 7:02:44 AM

Never........
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55Russ
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No
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