The power of the Commute
Its just thirteen miles. Theres no major hills but its a little bit lumpy. Most of my commute is on country lanes with high hedges and pretty good views. for 11 of the miles I usually see around four cars and a few tractors. Hold ups normally come in the form of cows crossing or stopping to look at something. Door to door I d say its about 45 to 50 mins.
Its by far my favourite bike ride, maybe because its going somewhere, or because its not training. maybe because its free bike miles that doesn’t eat to much into other time else where.
And do you know something, Ive neglected it. Ive got lazy and comfortable. its to easy to get in the car or to let something else stop me doing it, uncharged lights, needing to carry a file, the start of a cold. You see Cycle commuting is tough, you do it when your tired and cold. When its raining and dark. At the start and the end of the day. If you don’t believe me try it. Its a lot easier not to and it is to commute by Bike.
Well no more, from now on Im prepping up and getting at least two a week. You see I need it and it needs me. All hail the Cycle Commuter, the true hard men and women of Cycling.