I spoke too soon about a successful 4-day streak commuting. Got a flat tire on the way home this afternoon. Not a real quick change since I have to remove my skewer to get the rack and then wheel off. It’s alright to just embrace it and get some practice changing a flat from time to time. As long as it doesn’t happen to often...
Retomé el ciclismo urbano después de la recuperación de la clavícula en Agosto, sus commuting diarios, algunas subidas al Cerro San Cristóbal, una experiencia bikepacking y así en 4 meses... El año que más km le he sacado a esta #KonaDew 🤩 nunca pensé que volvería a hacer commuting cada día desde que dejé Antofagasta, Santiago me daba miedo hasta salir al parque en bici.
La red de ciclovías y rutas que tengo donde generalmente me muevo, es un tremendo privilegio
#bikecommuter @konabikes #beatyesterday @konaowners #1000km#urbancycling#mejorenbici
The bike is locked and it’s time to get to business - Just unzip, pop out the durable backpack straps and lock them into the buckles to transform this pannier into a highly technical backpack. #wearit#rideit#twowheelgear
#tbt - 6 years ago I got a dirt bike after a 15 year hiatus where I just rode mountain bikes. That sweet #drz400 was a great bike to get me back into riding and was my only vehicle at the time. It was an extremely simple period of my life and I think that bike saved my life haha. I rode trails with it, camped and dual sported it and while i had it rode it pretty much from Canada to Mexico. I got it from my brother Craig. He let me take it back with me on a road trip from NY to Oregon. He said "take it and learn all the trails so you can show me around when I come out there". I did. And during that time found that Central Oregon is amazing on a motorcycle. I'm still learning and exploring but those drz days are some of the best I've ever had. Thanks again Craiger #dualsport#advrider#throwbackthursday#drz400sm#Suzuki#bikecommuter#centraloregon#inbend#brotherlylove
Perk alert! If you commute by bike, foot, bus or rail, you can earn perks from @gobuffaloniagara and @511ny_rideshare. Use their trip tracking app to log at least 10 trips by the end of December to receive a $10 rewards card. #bikebflo#bikecommuter
Day 3/3 trying this bike out for commuting.
Is it cheating? No. This week I would have chosen to drive or ride the bus because of the heavy loads and/or rain. Plus, I typically take the ferry home and ride the 4 miles home. This week I rode full distance each day.
Stats: cut 15 minutes off my 14 mile commute despite 20 lbs of weight, burned ~500 calories a day, saved ~$30 per day vs driving ($15 vs bussing). Observations: I felt safe in the dark and in bad weather, I LOVE not having a pack on my back, I LOVE that I am not limited by weight (up to 50 lbs), I get a bit of a workout without feeling exhausted.
Final thoughts: The @trekbikes SuperCommuter is good for replacing car commutes. I can still ride my regular commuter bike a couple days a week and ride an ebike other days. I'm already thinking about other car trips I can replace with an ebike. I'm sold.
Thanks @trekbikes_sf for the demo and for the chance to figure this all out. #bikecommuter#biketowork#replacingcartrips#ebikes