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  1. #1
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    Aug 2010
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    Yakima, WA
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    Yakima commuters?

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    Anyone here living and cycling in Yakima, WA? I'm new to town and would love to talk to women who commute by bike, or to women who ride everyday (determined, but non-competitive). I'm having trouble with all these cul de sacs and busy streets with no shoulders.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
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    In the middle of Puget Sound
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    Sorry Cat. I'm (semi) commuting in Seattle area. Hope you find some kindred cyclers in Yakima.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Eastern Washington
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    Cat, I don't commute in Yakima, but I DO live near Yakima. We should go for a ride sometime!
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Yakima, WA
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    Yakima riding -- thanks!

    Groundhog and Brianne,

    Thanks for your replies.
    Brianne, yes, I'd love to connect. Although my own cycling is limited to moderate elevation gains, and I don't drive. So, being in a bowl here, I may not be able to get to you. I'm a long-distance "urban" rider, but cannot do a significant hill. If you're ever this way, we could do the Greenway or maybe head off into Cowiche Canyon. I'm new, so am not sure what else is out there that doesn't involve serious climbing.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    WA State
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    I'm curious Cat - what about hills do you find impossible? Are you riding a single speed or a bike with few gears?

    I'd urge you to not decide you are defeated by climbs. Don't feel that you need to do them fast. Take it slow, stop and rest if you need to, walk if it gets too steep - there's nothing to be embarrassed about, but it seems a shame to limit yourself to flat places only.
    "Sharing the road means getting along, not getting ahead" - 1994 Washington State Driver's Guide

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