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Why they leave their cars at home

by RL Policar

EAGLE COUNTY – His friend, Bill Nutkins, calls him a postman – riding through rain, shine, sleet or snow.

Tim “TC” Carlson, who received the 2005 Commuter of the Year Award from ECO-Trails, rides his bike 21 miles to work from West Vail to Edwards every day – about 5,460 miles a year.

In the summer, he rides his road bike. In the winter, he rides a 20-year old Diamondback mountain bike with rust and multi-colored spray paint he originally found in the trash.

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