I get most of my bike miles by commuting to work. My usualy is a bimodal commute. Driving 30 miles to a mall and riding the remaining 10 miles to the office.
During the winter, when daylight is at a premium, I park closer to work and ride a low traffic route.
The weather is somewhat of a factor on weather or not I ride. Other things to do after work are what keeps me off the bike.
Todays commute was 28 degrees, no wind, and was actually a pretty comfortable bike ride. It's been said many times, "it's not the temperature, it the clothing".
There is a point to this whole post. It's directed to those who are just getting back into bike riding.
You can really get involed in biking. The things you begin doing like winter riding, long rides, touring etc. is seen by many as being eccentric, especially by your coworkers. If you keep up bike riding your going to find yourself having some wonderful adventures. As an example, check out what this twenty one year old is doing right now.
Edited by: CAPEJOHN at: 1/31/2008 (08:34)
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