Commuted by bike today.

I know … shocking!!!

Learned (or remembered) a few things along the way as well.

  1. If you think it will take 45 minutes, allow an extra 45 minutes for mishaps.
  2. It’s still really cold at 7:30 am.
  3. Headwinds and false flats suck.
  4. 7th West south of 90th South doesn’t go through, and neither do any of the golf cart paths or condo community streets.
  5. Getting “lost” when you can SEE your building sucks, and is really embarrassing as well.
  6. While water may not be necessary on the morning commute, it’s definitely necessary on the evening commute.

I may think of some more.

Rode the Ron Cooper today for the first time in a couple years; no computer or GPS, so I’m not sure how far I actually rode, but according to the route which I mapped on Google, it should have been about 12.3 miles each way, but I think I put in at least an extra mile or two this morning, so we’ll say roughly 26 miles.

Even used the Big Ring some on the way home. Train would be proud. Or not. But I did it, and that’s all that matters.