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Old 01-15-2009, 06:11 PM
 
Location: WA
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Thank you to the bikers who use reflectors and flashing lights! I was driving on a windy road in the dark one night and saw a biker with no reflector, etc. I was lucky that I didn't hit him because I really didn't see him even though I was paying attention and driving slow. Really freaked me out. Don't know how you all do it in the rain, cold, wind, etc.
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Old 01-15-2009, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Greater Seattle, WA Metro Area
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I was introduced to the concept of "commuter bike" or "rainy day bike" when I moved here. Heavy so you don't get blown around, with fenders to keep the slop off. Reflectors, lights and neon colored clothing is a must. People in this city LOVE their bikes. I am always impressed by the commuters loaded down and slogging up 228th or 212th Way in Sammamish. Two very steep, long hills and in the case of 212th, winding as all get out...some poor, really in shape soul is going at it every night rain or shine. As an added note...I teach spinning at one of the higher end clubs in Sammamish. People in this town LOVE to ride and the spinning classes are jammed at most clubs.

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Old 01-16-2009, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Olympia, WA
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In the spring or summer, drive out to Mt. Rainier. You'll see some hardcore crazies biking along 410, 123 and 706.
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Greater Seattle, WA Metro Area
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My chiropractor is one of those crazies. He lives for RAMROD and to do STP in a day. He's in great shape for 48 though...looks 10 years younger than he is.
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