It’s been a light week on the bike here. Not many miles. I’ve enjoyed the “break” and the few miles I have ridden have been fantastic. I love riding for “transportation” instead of riding for “exercise.” When I ride to get from point A to point B, my focus is much more relaxed. I really do enjoy each pedal turn I take to get to my destination.
My body is getting the rest it needs, and my mind is enjoying the time off too. But I think I’m getting ready to ramp up my mileage.
I’ve been mapping out some options for my morning commute into work. I REALLY (REALLY) want to ditch my van altogether. By that, I mean LEAVE IT AT HOME. I can ride to the bus. It’s only 12 miles (each way). On my mountain bike, that’s less than 1 hour to get there. I’m not worried about the time it takes. It’s better than a gym membership.
I think tomorrow I’m going to give the “ride from home” a chance. I know I can do the miles. Traffic will be light at the time of day I’ll be leaving. Lord knows I have enough lights on my bike to be seen. I’m not worried about that. There’s really no drawback (other than time, but again, I don’t have to join a gym) so we’ll see how it goes.