Welcome! I, too, commute by bike. I am required to have a car at work, so I drive in on Mondays with suits and lunches for the week, along with my bike. In a way, it's a blessing: my car is always available as a backup if a sinus headache knocks me out.
When I first started riding in to work, I had to take a break to catch my breath during the 7.5 mile ride. Now, I don't have to stop during the 15 mile long ride home.
I consider myself to be an ambassador: a lot of people in the building where I work see me arriving or leaving all kitted up. Clearly I am not super fit. If I can do it three or four days a week, they should be able to do this. And I tell everyone that if they ride one day a week, they cut their commute costs by 20% - that gets their attention!
I've been off the bike and off work for four weeks now following surgery. My first follow-up is Tuesday. I'm hoping to get an all-clear from my doctor and getting back in the saddle!
Love God. Love your neighbor. Change the world. It really is that simple.
| current weight: 186.0