Well I Did it!

Discussion in 'Travelling, Commuting & Safety' started by kjparker, May 29, 2008.

  1. kjparker

    kjparker Member

    I rode into work today on the bike!

    I think it's now really starting to improve, and it handled the ride beautifully! Got to work in less time than the buss would take me, and cheaper too! Only problem is, I didnt know how long it was going to take, and wanted to give myself enough time if I had a problem to sort it, so I am now at work almost 1.5 hours early! It really only took 10 minutes on the bike! (it's almost 30 on the bus!)

    Big sile on my face now!

  2. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    It's a good, good feeling, ain't it?

    Glad to hear of it!
  3. kjparker

    kjparker Member

    well, the trouble free ride was great! The getting to work 1.5 hours early isnt! Oh well, friday's are early knock off days anyway....
  4. crabdance

    crabdance Member

    congrats on the commute~ I know you must be happy. Hang in there... it can only get better!
  5. kjparker

    kjparker Member

    cant see how! :)
  6. crabdance

    crabdance Member

    you'll be grinning when you try to go to sleep :)
  7. kjparker

    kjparker Member

    thats ok, thats not for another 18 hours!
  8. eljefino

    eljefino Member

    that's awesome. send your boss an email, a trivial one, the time stamp will show your dedication!
  9. kjparker

    kjparker Member

    lol, was the first thing I did!
  10. will_start

    will_start Member

    hey kjp,
    Well done, balls to the wall...nothing like putting yourself on the line.

    I used to carry a spare kit, but now if I break down, I just lock the bike against a tree
    and walk the rest to work.

    so, you wanna go for a ride at lunch ?

    you can get some amazing views within 10 minutes.

    here's some proof, of whats on just off ya doorstep KJP.


    see you on the TAR.
  11. kjparker

    kjparker Member

    definietly interested in going for a ride, however cant today. But will tee up a time!
  12. will_start

    will_start Member

    it always happens when its meant to....:cool:
  13. kjparker

    kjparker Member

    well, wish me luck, I'm heading off on the homeward jurney shortly! (taking a friday arvo early mark! :) )
  14. will_start

    will_start Member

    show no fear.
  15. What's cool is that 10 minute ride costed you like 30 cents... maybe.. in gas.
    Bus ride out here anyway is a $1.75 each way.

    You won. Huge.

    Now you can afford to buy yourself lunch!
  16. kjparker

    kjparker Member

    Actually, the bus ride here is $3 if you dont have a prepaid ticket ($2.40 if you do). So Thats almost a beer at the pub in happy hour! (after i've dropped the bike at home of course!)

    And again, I find myself at work, the bike performed flawlessly. no complaints at all.

    Had an old guy on a MTB come up to me and talk to me about it, he was going to get one! woohoo, another one! :)
  17. BoltsMissing

    BoltsMissing Active Member

    Congrats. on your first build KJP.
    Those grins just keep getting grinnier;

    All the Best

  18. RdKryton

    RdKryton Active Member

    That's great!
    I hope you have a secure place to store the bike while your working.
  19. kjparker

    kjparker Member

    Yep, Stored in the basement of my building. Chained to a bike rack
  20. motoschwinn

    motoschwinn Guest

    NOW thats.... Motored biking! SO cool. I'm impressed, can you tell us more about the ride?