Commuting on a BMX bike!!

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2/18/2014 3:01 PM

Has anyone done it? I currently commute on a road bike, about 3.5 miles to my job, with hills. I a trying to whip myself in shape for BMX trail riding and thought doing some longer rides would be beneficial. Obviously I would outfit my ride with a rear blinker and headlamp. So has anyone done this one a regular basis?

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Just an old guy riding the toys I couldn't afford 25 years ago!!

2/18/2014 3:03 PM

When I first moved to Washington from New York and didn't have a car all I had was my bmx, rode a 50+ mile trip to some skateparks and back, and the next month or so rode a few miles and back to work. It will most certainly get you into shape that's for sure, kind of wish I wasn't too lazy to do that more.

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Bikes. Cameras. Cars. Beer. NYx845

2/18/2014 3:06 PM

Never done it, but I would if I had to, the most I ride is 2 miles, and thats for exercise

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2/18/2014 3:11 PM

I've commuted to work 11 months out of the year for the past 5 years. My main ride is a 700c touring frame road bike. Its heavy, got fenders, racks, etc. Last year for a few months I rode a Specialized Hardrock MTB. Front suspension. Did I ever get beat up!! The tires obviously rolled harder and the weight as well as the front fork made it feel like I was pedaling twice as hard to go half as fast. It was a work out for sure!

So I kinda know what I am in for rolling on a 20-incher. Its gonna hurt for a while!

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Just an old guy riding the toys I couldn't afford 25 years ago!!

2/18/2014 3:12 PM

What gearing are you running on your bmx? I run 28-9 and it's perfect for across town, not too hard on my knees and I can get cruising a good speed

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Bikes. Cameras. Cars. Beer. NYx845

2/18/2014 3:23 PM

I'm at 25/9, even lower than you!!

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Just an old guy riding the toys I couldn't afford 25 years ago!!

2/18/2014 3:27 PM

i go 10 per weekday if i ride. 30 on the weekends

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Old bike VVV

California Living

I now have a more or less stock sunday scout with a complete Demo rear wheel. Sue me

2/18/2014 3:27 PM

i found this aha


seems fun tbh
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2/18/2014 3:31 PM

Cool vid!

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Just an old guy riding the toys I couldn't afford 25 years ago!!

2/18/2014 3:50 PM

you got me interested in what you were saying and i was looking through other bike forums and i found someone saying this haha http://prntscr.com/2trvl1

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2/18/2014 4:07 PM

You can do it for sure. I mean it's not going to be as enjoyable as on your commuter but it's definitely doable. I would absolutely step up your gearing to 28-9 at least though.

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Chris

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2/18/2014 4:11 PM

transition_chris wrote:

You can do it for sure. I mean it's not going to be as enjoyable as on your commuter but it's definitely doable. I would absolutely step up your gearing to 28-9 at least though.

i keep mine at 25 for the hills

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Old bike VVV

California Living

I now have a more or less stock sunday scout with a complete Demo rear wheel. Sue me

2/18/2014 4:27 PM

28/9, hills dont bother me, plus youll travel alot faster

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2/18/2014 4:44 PM

I ride everywhere in the summer 30 9 gives you a hell of a workout up hill and in wind

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2/18/2014 5:58 PM

Sometimes i ride my bike to work on the weekends (about 10 miles to and from) it definitely gives you a good work out and plusyou can have some fun and jump some stuff in the process

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