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  1. #1
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    New office, new commuting facilities

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    In just over 2 weeks my office is moving to a brand new facility. They are committed to energy efficiency, including special parking for low-e vehicles and charging stations. Also included in the parking garage are bunches of bike racks and 20 bike lockers! In the building is a locker facility that serves both the fitness center and bike commuters and other exercisers, including towel service.

    After commuting 25+ times in 2009, 2010, and 2011 I only managed one commute last year (on Bike to Work day). I generally don't make new year's resolutions, but I'm making it a priority to commute at least 10 times this year.

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    I'd rather be swimming...biking...running...and eating cheesecake...
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  2. #2
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    Impressive. Is this in DC or in the 'burbs?

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  3. #3
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    Maryland burbs: Rockville
    I'd rather be swimming...biking...running...and eating cheesecake...
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    2008 Cervelo P2C Tri bike
    2011 Trek Madone 5.5/Cobb V-Flow Max
    2007 Jamis Coda/Terry Liberator
    2011 Trek Mamba 29er

  4. #4
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    Awesome! You are very fortunate. In all my years of working I was never able to bike commute. Between living too far from work and dangerous, super busy roads with way too much traffic (and no shoulders/bike lanes), it just wasn't going to happen. I would have loved to, though!
    Emily

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  5. #5
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    Re: New office, new commuting facilities

    So jealous! That's awesome!
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  6. #6
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    Ooo, are they hiring? I don't care what kind of work - I would just love to be able to commute by bike Congratulations - it looks like a wonderful set up!

  7. #7
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    Cool. The racks are under cover in the garage?
    Do you know how they are managing the lockers - if at all?
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  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7rider View Post
    Cool. The racks are under cover in the garage?
    Do you know how they are managing the lockers - if at all?
    The racks are under a roof, but the roof is high and open to one side, so the weather can easily blow in (you can see the wet ground toward the front from a light rain that day).

    I was told that the lockers will be first come, first served, just put your lock on. However, when I looked at them it seemed that they had built-in locks that require a special key. I've got about 3 months to figure it out.
    I'd rather be swimming...biking...running...and eating cheesecake...
    --===--

    2008 Cervelo P2C Tri bike
    2011 Trek Madone 5.5/Cobb V-Flow Max
    2007 Jamis Coda/Terry Liberator
    2011 Trek Mamba 29er

 

 

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