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So, today I was working with a physician who is only 4.5 miles from our home, so I decided to leave early and ride my bike. I packed up a back pack with a change of clothes, toiletries, etc., and with my camelbak bladder in it for hydration, put on my helmet, and rode over to the office. I arrived about 15 mins before our first patient, so I had plenty of time to change and freshen up.

Well, I realized that I forgot my bike lock (oops) so I asked the doctor if I could keep my bike in his office somewhere. He was flabergasted at the question, and said, "Well, its not that big of an office, and that is kind of a strange question don't you think?" I replied, "not for someone who bikes to work and happened to forget their bike lock." Then I apologized, and offered to ride back home to get it. He insisted in a huffy voice that it was no big deal, and as the day progressed actually came to like the bike decorating his front office as many patients complemented him on it (of course HE would be the one to ride the bike), and mentioned what a good example he was setting for his patients. :rolleyes:

In this situation, it was unfortunate that I forgot my lock, but he seemed very put out by my having to take 10 mins to change in the restroom and to be quite frank, displeased by my riding my bike to work. I found this reaction to be very disappointing coming from someone who SHOULD be promoting and embracing physical health!

Any of you ever have any issues biking/running/walking to work with colleagues or superiors???
 

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I live about the same distance from work and have thought how great it would be to bike to work, but there's a really long uphill ride back home at night. I don't know if I'd make it! HaHa! And I have to wear business attire at work with now where to shower, so I don't know how I'd deal with that. I commend you for doing it. And I think that is a totally uncalled for reation from your boss. It seems weird to me that he'd be so displeased? Wonder why?
 

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That's completely bizarre. I have an hour-long commute by car, so biking is out of the question, but our IT guy bikes any day there is good weather. He hauls his bike into the office - no one's ever given it a second thought.
 

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We have an employee who I interviewed last Fall for our company newsletter. He bikes to work every day, 45 miles one way. So yes, that's a 90-mile RT.

There are showeres here @ work, and he changes here and starts in w/his day.

He departs his home at something like 4:30AM. His biggest challenge isn't traffic or weather. It's suicidal bunnies who jump right in front of him and then just FREEZE.

He has done RAAM (Race Accross America), a 2500-mile bike race over 11 steady days of pedalling.

Still, he's my cardio-hero.

Anyway, our office is VERY cycle-friendly, and if I thought I could make it without being reduced to a pile of quivering jelly the first attempt, I'd bike it myself.
 

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I am too far away from the office and have some knee issues that make bike riding pretty painful at times. But there are a few people who come by bike in my office. They leave their bikes either in a little hidden away area of the office or our storage room.
 

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How odd. I agree -- employers should be promoting this type of thing, not frowning about it.

I have biked to work every day for the last year but granted I only live a mile away, so it is not exactly an achievement. Very occasionally (read: a couple of times a year) I ride to my University, which is a 12 mile round trip. I have to say I prefer the comfort of my car!

He bikes to work every day, 45 miles one way. So yes, that's a 90-mile RT.
Wow. That makes me sweat just thinking about it. I honestly can't imagine making that commute via bike every day. :eek:
 

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I forgot to say, my work is very bike friendly and almost everyone who works locally rides in. We have a HUGE compound though, so space to 'park' the bike is no issue.
 

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We have an employee who I interviewed last Fall for our company newsletter. He bikes to work every day, 45 miles one way. So yes, that's a 90-mile RT.
Does he go along the road the whole way Dan? There's a girl in my class who bikes from Chestnut Hill to West Philly every day along the Schuylkill Bike Trail.

I used to bike to school, but it's only one mile, and it's mostly flat :cool: (Bike is currently broken down) I'm in the city though, so it's the people who drive to school who are the weird ones, not the bikers!
 

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He comes down from Willow Grove to Exton (just checked my notes from the interview; I lied; it's 40 miles, not 45. takes him 2.5 hrs one way). Connects with the Valley Forge Bike Trail. It's going thru Valley Forge Nat'l Park that he usually encounters the suicidal bunnies.
 

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I can understand not wanting employees storing bikes all day in the front of the office. But if it's a one-time thing cause you forgot your lock then it seems like a bit of an overreaction.

As somebody who got run over not too long ago, I can tell you that most doctors seem to go out of their way to tell you they don't like bikes. Every doctor or nurse who walked in my room while I was in the hospital felt the need to explain the statistics associated with riding and being run over.
 

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He comes down from Willow Grove to Exton (just checked my notes from the interview; I lied; it's 40 miles, not 45. takes him 2.5 hrs one way). Connects with the Valley Forge Bike Trail. It's going thru Valley Forge Nat'l Park that he usually encounters the suicidal bunnies.
I live way too far away to ride my bike. If I only lived a mile or 2 I would probably ride a couple times a week.
 

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He comes down from Willow Grove to Exton (just checked my notes from the interview; I lied; it's 40 miles, not 45. takes him 2.5 hrs one way). Connects with the Valley Forge Bike Trail. It's going thru Valley Forge Nat'l Park that he usually encounters the suicidal bunnies.
:eek: O.M.G. Wow. That's crazy. I bet his heart just loves him though. ****.
 

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You should see this guy. Not a wick of bodyfat on him. He is rock solid.
 

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We have an employee who I interviewed last Fall for our company newsletter. He bikes to work every day, 45 miles one way. So yes, that's a 90-mile RT.

There are showeres here @ work, and he changes here and starts in w/his day.

He departs his home at something like 4:30AM. His biggest challenge isn't traffic or weather. It's suicidal bunnies who jump right in front of him and then just FREEZE.

He has done RAAM (Race Accross America), a 2500-mile bike race over 11 steady days of pedalling.

Still, he's my cardio-hero.

Anyway, our office is VERY cycle-friendly, and if I thought I could make it without being reduced to a pile of quivering jelly the first attempt, I'd bike it myself.
Jeeez!!! :eek: Wow, Dan, I don't blame you. I think that guy is now my cardio hero too!

Yeah, I don't know what was wrong with this guy...he was kind of mean about it, and I am not really about to apologize for doing something good for myself.
 

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I can understand not wanting employees storing bikes all day in the front of the office. But if it's a one-time thing cause you forgot your lock then it seems like a bit of an overreaction.

As somebody who got run over not too long ago, I can tell you that most doctors seem to go out of their way to tell you they don't like bikes. Every doctor or nurse who walked in my room while I was in the hospital felt the need to explain the statistics associated with riding and being run over.
What happened??? I am glad you are okay! Oh trust me...I know all the statistics, but unfortunately a lot of deaths occur due to unwarranted head trauma. Helmets people!

I agree, I felt bad that I forgot my lock, but that is a really expensive mountain bike, and there was no way I was going to leave it outside! I have had one stolen before, so I would gladly ride home for the lock if it was an issue.
 
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