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  • Devil's Advocate // Feb 13, 2010 at 1:06 PM

    I ride my bike to work and it’s great. They have showers and lockers at work so I can get cleaned up when I get there and have some clothes there for when I get to work.

    It’s about a 20 minute ride but it’s definitely a good way to get some much needed cardio exercise into a packed day. If you’re able to plan and structure your day and start and finish times then riding your bike to work is a wicked transport option.

    You can even get those hybrid bikes so you can pedal some of the way…and use the motor for the parts where you wanna be slack (like going uphill) :p

  • Evan // Feb 13, 2010 at 6:05 PM

    Hello Mun, i’m from Indonesia and i enjoy reading your blog a lot. It provides me many useful health and exercise information which i need to improve my life quality. Thanks!

    I’m living in Yogyakarta, which air pollution is high because of great number of vehicle that didn’t pass the emission test. But this past 2 years our goverment encourage people to do bike to work, and build lane for bicycle in some spot. Not much, but still an improvement.
    I’m still attending the college, and i recently ride bicycle to get there. 3 kilometers away, not very far.

    It’s feel great, and save me time to do cardio exercise.
    I try keep up cycling at least 15 kilometers a day, not only because i want a healthy life, but also because i’m in an overweight state.
    Hehehe. . . .
    i’m 177 cm and 85 kg.

    Could you write more article about weight loss training please Mun, i’m really appreciate it^^

    Thanks for the nice blog, keep it up Mun!
    Sorry for my bad English hehe. . . .


  • JD // Feb 15, 2010 at 6:26 AM

    I wish I could ride my bike to work. I live in city where everyone has SUVs or huge trucks, and its very dangerous riding on the city streets on a bike. Heck, even crossing the street on foot is a risk, people are idiots in my city. The US is so backwards when it comes to this stuff. I lived in Germany for 4 years and you could feel quite comfortable walking or riding abike without the threat of some distracted driver hitting you. I live in Pittsburgh, PA by the way….cannot wait till I’m finished with school to move to a more outdoorsy type place.

  • astrothsknot // Feb 23, 2010 at 8:59 AM

    I cycle pretty much everywhere, work, gym, shopping. I find it cuts my costs and helps me fit in my exercise. I cycle in specific clothes and take my office wear with me in a back pack – it’s nearly impossible to cycle in a business suit.

    I also shower at work. I don’t live in a hot climate, but you do sweat. I’d still bike even if I lived somewhere hot- just make sure you’ve plenty water.

    As for how long it takes to get anywhere, I’ve found I’m actually quicker on my bike. I can go straight to where it is I’m going, I’m not waiting on buses or constrained by their route. And a folding bike can go in buses or cars, say you have park away from where you work. In my country, trains take bikes unfolded, so many cycle to the station and train into work

    Cycling in cities is hard, but no impossible. Bikes can slip into gaps and stuff and go on pavements, so with a bit concentration, traffic’s not an issue.

    I love my bike!

  • Magdalene // Feb 24, 2010 at 5:10 PM

    Tried cycling to work once (distance is 50 km one way).. I didn’t mind it except for the danger of cycling with really fast cars. Now, if it were safer to cycle on the Malaysian highways, I would do it more regularly (not everyday but maybe once a week or so).
    Safety.. and oh, the lack of proper bicycle parking..

  • fadhli // Mar 30, 2010 at 4:45 PM

    i’m from jakarta, indonesia. i like to read this article. jakarta is one of city with high polution level. one of causes of polution here is motor vehicle and people here prefer to use car and motorbike rather than bicycle. beside of that, traffic jam is common here.

    it’s very intersting to use bycicle as daily transportation coz beside of exercise, i also can cut petrol cost, reduce co2 emission and can get out from traffic jam faster. but i have to learn about safety riding first before i ride bike because risk of 2 wheeled vehicle rider in street is very high

  • rebekah // Jun 20, 2010 at 7:19 AM

    2 things (one of them is a question)

    1. i just want to remind people that you cannot go on pavements in cities or elsewhere in the UK. it is actually illegal and unsafe and a nightmare for pedestrians. we are not allowed to cycle on pavements so please dont do it :o)

    2. i need a fold up bike. i wanted one with nice big 26 inch wheels but it looks like i have to get one with 20 inch wheels. im not fit and havent cycled for a few months so am out of practise. i will have to cycle 3.5 miles on rural roads and along a busy carriageway. i just wondered how much slower they are than normal bikes? it used to take me about 20 minutes to cycle 2.5 miles on a big bike. how long do you think it will take on a fold up 20 inch wheel bike?

  • Albert // Feb 25, 2011 at 9:00 PM

    An interesting topic with loads of good info. I think that in the 21st century, when people’s most common excuse for not exercising is lack of time, cycling to work can come as a major rescue. Cycling is a great form of cardiovascular exercise and will help you to drop the pounds quickly. Cycle, in addition, is environment-friendly as well. However, while cycling, give maximum importance to safety and security.

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