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Reasons to Bike Commute in YEG

November 27, 2013

Partly in response to wellfesto.com’s 10 Things I Want my Daughter to Know about Working Out…

Reasons to bike commute to work in Edmonton in November/December/January/February/March:

Air
Muscles
Blood-pumping
Pride
Sunshine
Cheap-assery
Tough-assery
And the kids are watching my every move…

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  1. Jeanette Flesher permalink
    November 28, 2013 7:49 am

    Brrrrrr. Please keep safe … we NEED you and WANT you around for a l-o-n-g time to come. Love JF

    • November 28, 2013 9:52 am

      Thanks, Grandma J. Wanting to be around for a long time is one of the reasons I’m finding ways to work exercise into my 3-kids-and-2-jobs lifestyle. Is cycling more dangerous than driving to the gym? Is it more dangerous than staying home and listening to your arteries clog? I don’t think so. That said, I’ve got the flashy lights, the reflective jacket, the helmet, the studded winter tires and I know of a nice corridor downtown that keeps me away from traffic. When I have to cross an intersection I walk across using the pedestrian lights while making eye-contact with drivers ;)
      xox

  2. Agnes Wurfel permalink
    November 28, 2013 10:09 am

    Thanks for that Marlene, your dad and I have been worried about you.

    • November 28, 2013 10:13 am

      Oh dear. AND I text Mr. B before I head home so he knows when to expect me AND I have a cell phone and AMA. Did you know that AMA includes roadside assistance for bike commuters? They do!

      • Jeanette Flesher permalink
        November 28, 2013 9:54 pm

        That’s all very reassuring, thanks. JF

  3. biking2work permalink
    November 30, 2013 1:06 am

    Hardcore and inspiring.Keep going and don’t stop…

  4. December 3, 2013 8:54 pm

    I LOVE this list!

  5. m.rehe@sasktel.net permalink
    December 11, 2013 2:40 pm

    Wow. You are brave. It is so cold. I a chicken. I do my arobic on my stationary bike in my quite warm basement.

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