Nine reasons to not ride to work ...

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Nine reasons to not ride to work ...

Postby Aushiker » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:58 pm

Stolen from adventure journal

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1. It’s too dangerous.
2. You have to wear a tie to work. Or a suit. Or a skirt.
3. You have to go to the gym after/before work.

.... balance in the posting linked to above

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Re: Nine reasons to not ride to work ...

Postby JohnJoyner » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:06 pm

All sound plausible to me... I think I might stop commuting now... :lol:

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Re: Nine reasons to not ride to work ...

Postby WestcoastPete » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:09 pm

Shared by Bicycle NT on Facebook.
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Re: Nine reasons to not ride to work ...

Postby Aushiker » Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:25 pm

WestcoastPete wrote:Shared by Bicycle NT on Facebook.


Do you have a link to their Facebook page?

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Re: Nine reasons to not ride to work ...

Postby WestcoastPete » Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:52 pm

Here you go.

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Re: Nine reasons to not ride to work ...

Postby Aushiker » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:03 pm

WestcoastPete wrote:Here you go.

P.S. - I run it.


Nice work. Likes = 25 now :)

Will try not to flood you with rubbish :)

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Re: Nine reasons to not ride to work ...

Postby lunar_c » Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:02 pm

I have to go to the gym before work!? What kind of excuse is that?

Cycling gear is good for range of motion, sweat wicking and all that sort of thing .. change the shoes (if you happen to wear shoes with cleats) and you're pretty much in gym gear anyway.. some people are just lazy!
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Re: Nine reasons to not ride to work ...

Postby simmo71 » Tue May 01, 2012 7:49 pm

Because some scumbag at work stole the rechargeable batteries out of my front light! At least they left me the light. Thinking about installing hidden camera at work. Did not ride today as in shop having new cranks fitted, yeah.
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Re: Nine reasons to not ride to work ...

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Wed May 02, 2012 6:07 pm

Aushiker wrote:Stolen from adventure journal
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3. You have to go to the gym after/before work.

Andrew

I find it mildly amusing that people really do trot this one out (and I have heard it). People going to the gym for Zoomba or aerobics or similar aero workouts. Or SPIN even!!!!

I would think that the use of a bike would do the same in the same amount of time and for a lot less cost if need be. Weird.

Even if the gym is not just for aerobics - I used to do a serious heavy weights workout on the way home. The ride from work to the gym meant I cut out the warm up. The longer ride home after the gym meant that I did not bother with the warm down nor the obligatory spa and sauna.
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Re: Nine reasons to not ride to work ...

Postby westab » Thu May 03, 2012 2:47 pm

ColinOldnCranky wrote:
Aushiker wrote:Stolen from adventure journal
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3. You have to go to the gym after/before work.

Andrew

I find it mildly amusing that people really do trot this one out (and I have heard it). People going to the gym for Zoomba or aerobics or similar aero workouts. Or SPIN even!!!!


I find it amusing too - I also find it amusing that one "work mate" who did a spin class regularly said it was harder that riding. Could be true still but when she bought a mid range roady and came for a ride with me where it was flat and couldn't maitain a 23 km/h ave I am not convinced. I dion't think she is either as she stopped gym when she bought her bike.

The other thing I find amusing is the way some of the gym members at the local pool (where my kids have swimming) will nearly come to blows over parking 10m closer to the door for no good reason (like if it is raining). Aren't they there for execise :?: :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Nine reasons to not ride to work ...

Postby beauyboy » Thu May 03, 2012 3:34 pm

Yes People that use Cardio at the Gym as an excuse drive me bonkers.

Yes very good article.

The tie bit is also good but then not many office people in Brisbane where ties only CEOs and suck ups :lol:

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Re: Nine reasons to not ride to work ...

Postby uncle arthur » Thu May 03, 2012 4:35 pm

I only have one reason - it is impossible to carry a car boot load of work (construction) tools on a bicycle.
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Re: Nine reasons to not ride to work ...

Postby beauyboy » Thu May 03, 2012 5:37 pm

BCC give us some more bikeways fore safe travel!!!!
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Re: Nine reasons to not ride to work ...

Postby Mulger bill » Thu May 03, 2012 7:01 pm

westab wrote:The other thing I find amusing is the way some of the gym members at the local pool (where my kids have swimming) will nearly come to blows over parking 10m closer to the door for no good reason (like if it is raining). Aren't they there for execise :?: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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