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I finally earned this icon [Aug. 21st, 2005|01:46 pm]
Zoethe
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School starts tomorrow, bringing an end to my regularly scheduled bike commuting. Oh, I can still bike on Fridays, when I don't have class, and to school for my Saturday morning class, for which I won't take a computer, but for the most part the biking has reached the end of the proverbial line.

But I hadn't quite accomplished my goal for the summer, so today I set out to do so.

Summer of 2004, I put 15 miles on my bike.

Summer of 2005, I've put 1,000 miles on it.

I put in a 25-mile ride in order to turn the odometer today. Technically, I had a little cushion; I'd put in 15 miles of riding before I put the odometer on the bike. But, OCD me, I wanted to see all those big zeroes. And a mile from the house, I did. Luckily, it was on a relatively quiet patch of road so that I didn't get hit because I was watching the odometer instead of where I was going.

I feel happy.
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From: going_not_gone
2005-08-21 06:10 pm (UTC)
Wow. I'm really impressed. Go you!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: cathubodva
2005-08-21 06:20 pm (UTC)
Yay!
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[User Picture]From: just_carrie
2005-08-21 06:20 pm (UTC)
this post is the coolest thing I have read all weekend. You rock!
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[User Picture]From: ladymeshel
2005-08-21 06:28 pm (UTC)
That is amazing...yay you!!!!
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[User Picture]From: elf_inside
2005-08-21 06:37 pm (UTC)
Back in my youth I made a few 50 miles bike rides. I would so so now, but for some reason the seats are increadibly painful whereas they didn't used to be :P... I think I need a granny seat.
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[User Picture]From: coyotegoth
2005-08-21 06:39 pm (UTC)
Brava!
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[User Picture]From: scarletdemon
2005-08-21 06:55 pm (UTC)
Go you! :D
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[User Picture]From: fortuna_juvat
2005-08-21 06:58 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on a job well done! And good luck in school, I hope that it goes as smoothly as your school+works+family time can.
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[User Picture]From: susitna
2005-08-21 07:08 pm (UTC)
You rock, Ma. I'm so proud of you. You're my hero, supastar!
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[User Picture]From: apostate_96
2005-08-21 07:30 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! That's an accomplishment to feel proud of!
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[User Picture]From: heathrow
2005-08-21 07:30 pm (UTC)
That rocks. :)
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[User Picture]From: adjust_56
2005-08-21 07:38 pm (UTC)
congratulations just a slight difference from a year ago.....you go girl!
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[User Picture]From: lacey
2005-08-21 07:52 pm (UTC)
Awwww! Congratulations! I'm so proud of you!
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[User Picture]From: roadnotes
2005-08-21 08:01 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!
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[User Picture]From: plantgirl
2005-08-21 08:08 pm (UTC)
Excellent!

I'm reminded of my friend G, who, when his car reached 100,000 miles, had promised himself he'd push the car a mile in exchange for all the miles it had carried him. I ended up helping. I think we made it a block?
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[User Picture]From: plantgirl
2005-08-21 08:17 pm (UTC)
Whoops, clicked buttons before I was done writing. The question I was getting to, is, are you doing anything to reward your bike for its dedicated service?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-08-21 08:27 pm (UTC)
I oiled its chain.
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[User Picture]From: queenof_sarcasm
2005-08-21 09:16 pm (UTC)
And you deserve to feel happy. I'm glad that you accomplished what you set out to do, I never would have gotten there...
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[User Picture]From: lordindra
2005-08-21 09:30 pm (UTC)
Good job!

I should get a bicycle... less of a pain in the ass than running with many of the same benefits.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-08-21 10:20 pm (UTC)
I don't know that describing it as less of a pain in the ass is accurate, that bike seat issue and all. [g]
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-08-21 10:28 pm (UTC)

seat comfort

Paulius here! I gotta say, comfort is not ever 100% on a bike, however, you should have about 40% of your weight on the handlebars. The seats height, pitch and forward/back position should accomplish this. And with that -CONGRATULATIONS!!!! 1K!!!! woohooooooooo! ....and its only August! Lets ride the towpath this fall, and rocky river rez. OK?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-08-21 11:47 pm (UTC)

Re: seat comfort

Absolutely we should ride! I want to do some towpath riding. School puts a damper on a lot of it, but there will be nice weekends through October!

My seat isn't too bad, but after I've been off it for a while I get a bit sore.
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[User Picture]From: nuala
2005-08-21 09:58 pm (UTC)
Well done! (Well done also on not crashing into anything whilst watching the odometer.) ;-)
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[User Picture]From: storyinmypocket
2005-08-21 10:08 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!
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[User Picture]From: smldada9801
2005-08-21 11:56 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!!!

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[User Picture]From: sparkfrost
2005-08-22 01:43 am (UTC)
Yay!!! Congratulations!!!!!

Sure beats my sixteen... oh well, once it cools down a bit and i no longer faint from heat exhaustion on the way to work, i'll hopefully start racking up the miles.

Oh, and six miles walked from work so far. Not bad for someone who hadn't hiked in well over a year.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-08-22 02:15 am (UTC)
Go you!
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[User Picture]From: kid_lit_fan
2005-08-22 02:36 am (UTC)
Let me join the chorus of "Go you!" and "Congratulations!" That's amazing!

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[User Picture]From: ladyoflight2004
2005-08-22 08:29 am (UTC)
I am in awe! Well done and congratulations!
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[User Picture]From: pthalostars
2005-08-22 10:27 am (UTC)
yay you - congrats!!! :)
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[User Picture]From: batshua
2005-08-22 06:13 pm (UTC)
*happy yayness*

You rock.
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[User Picture]From: on_reserve
2005-08-22 08:42 pm (UTC)
I don't know if the icon is new ... but I love it :)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-08-23 01:45 am (UTC)
It is. A friend made it for me.
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