RIDE TO WORK DAY--------------Tomorrow

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RIDE TO WORK DAY--------------Tomorrow

#1 Unread post by slimcolo » Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:31 pm

17th annual Ride to work day tomorrow.

Here is Wixpeda take as the Ride to work website is currently down.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ride_To_Work

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#2 Unread post by slimcolo » Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:12 pm

Their site is back up.

http://www.ridetowork.org/

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#3 Unread post by Sev » Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:43 pm

Isn't every day ride to work day??
Of course I'm generalizing from a single example here, but everyone does that. At least I do.

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#4 Unread post by Skier » Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:39 pm

Sev wrote:Isn't every day ride to work day??
Unless there's snow on the ground. :cry:

Unless you have a hack, that is.
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#5 Unread post by MrMarbles » Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:39 pm

Sev wrote:Isn't every day ride to work day??
Haha, it is for me!
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#6 Unread post by roncg41677 » Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:25 pm

I'll be riding :).

I'm excited to see if there's a noticeable increase in the number of riders on the road. I think Ride to Work Day is a great idea!
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#7 Unread post by badinfluence63 » Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:10 am

I thought Work to ride and ride to work was the blue collar two wheeled warrior mantra! :)

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#8 Unread post by Mean KaNean » Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:30 am

Figures that today is national ride to work day. The one day of this week when I have to drive my car. At least I've gotten to ride the rest of the week.
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#9 Unread post by slimcolo » Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:03 am

I also sent a link to local papers. They keep printing everything about hy-breds, bicycles, gas saving tips and other alternative transportation. This was over a week ago, but none of these papers would even mention. (The Denver Post, Pueblo Chieftain and RMN were contacted via telephone to a live person, all others were voice mail, but ALL were also contacted via E mail, still no response)

THESE ARE THE COLORADO PAPERS THAT DID NOT RESPOND (and location)

Fremont County:
Canon City Daily Record

Colorado Springs/El Easo/Teller counties:
Colorado Springs Gazette
Colorado Springs Independent

Denver and entire State:
Denver Post
Rocky Mountain News

Chaffee/Park County:
Mountain Mail

Southern Colorado inc. SLV and Northern New Mexico
Pueblo Chieftain


I did however get notification from:(E mail, newsletter, or on fourms)
Ride to Work (org)
Aerostich
BMW MOA
CRAG
Abate of Colorado (Spokesman)
TMW
BMW of Denver
Denver Craigslist (some one posted link under motorcycles)
Sturgis Mailing list

It was also advertised via fliers at several motorcycle shops, taverns and cafes. I have never acted on Ride to Work as it usually happened during my vacation, and now I only have to walk to work. (Shop is about 30 feet from house)
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#10 Unread post by Thumper » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:05 am

Those of us who work from home feel cheated...

:::cries a little:::

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#11 Unread post by CM400T » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:34 am

Thumper wrote:Those of us who work from home feel cheated...

:::cries a little:::
There there,,, maybe you can ride around the block on your lunch.

People that work from home make me sick,,,, no traffic to and from,,, no boss looking over your shoulder,,, no lousy cafeteria food.... can ya tell I'm jealous.


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#12 Unread post by mgdavis » Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:17 pm

Yesterday there were eight bikes in the parking area I use. Today, my bike made four. Somebody must have forgotten to pass around the memo.
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#13 Unread post by RhadamYgg » Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:51 pm

Yeah, I didn't see many bikes today - no more than usual, anyway. I rode to work - 67 miles total.

I keep getting the "You'd better stop that." in reference to me riding a motorcycle. They are all concerned that I am key to their processes and if I bite it they are screwed.

The danger may be greater than in a car, but it doesn't feel that much greater.

Oh, except that "O Ring" in the Jaguar today that tried to lane change in to me at the base of the GWB.

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#14 Unread post by mgdavis » Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:14 pm

RhadamYgg wrote:Yeah, I didn't see many bikes today - no more than usual, anyway. I rode to work - 67 miles total.

I keep getting the "You'd better stop that." in reference to me riding a motorcycle. They are all concerned that I am key to their processes and if I bite it they are screwed.

The danger may be greater than in a car, but it doesn't feel that much greater.

Oh, except that "O Ring" in the Jaguar today that tried to lane change in to me at the base of the GWB.

RhadamYgg

That means it's time to ask for a raise, right? :twisted:
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#15 Unread post by roncg41677 » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:12 pm

Thumper wrote:Those of us who work from home feel cheated...

:::cries a little:::
If you ride across a state line then ride back home you are "riding to work". See, it works for all of us ;).

I rode today in the rain to, and in the rain and the dark on the way back. First time for both. I always thought riding in the rain would be freaky, but I actually really liked it. It was nice and cool and just felt... refreshing. Of course it wasn't exactly pouring.
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#16 Unread post by Thumper » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:33 pm

roncg41677 wrote:
Thumper wrote:Those of us who work from home feel cheated...

:::cries a little:::
If you ride across a state line then ride back home you are "riding to work". See, it works for all of us ;).
Dang, that would have been a LONG ride.

I wish I'd thought of it...

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#17 Unread post by ofblong » Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:43 am

pft we have parking space for 6 bikes. Dayshift has about 15 guys that ride to work almost every day. I ride everyday that I can unless its

1. possibility of snowing.
2. The road in front of my house is snow/ice covered.
3. its snowing.
4. Its below 20F or will be when I get out of work.
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