This morning, I had one of the best rides into work this year. It was a crisp 54 degrees outside. The sky was clear, and the air was dry. Breath-taking weather to be on a bike. I only rode in 1.5 miles to work. Saved $5 in parking by doing so…
Speaking of short distances, I have numerous coworkers that live 1 to 3 miles from the office, but none of them bike into work.
I think a common misconception about bike commuting is that you’ll end up sweating. So not the case. Riding a bike does not mean you have to show up at work like you just ran a marathon. Some of my best rides (like this morning’s) happened to be my SLOWEST rides. I wasn’t worried about speed, time, distance, etc… I just hopped on my bike and rode from point A to point B. Oh, and by the way, I wore my work clothes this morning as I cycled into the office. Not a drop of sweat to be found.
I have ridden in much warmer weather and still, no sweating.
All my coworkers know I ride into work. I’ve been trying to convince some of them (any of them) as to the benefits of biking to work. So far, no takers. I’m fine with that. I will continue to ride into work. Especially when I can have another great ride like I did this morning.
This morning’s ride was the 1st ride of the season where I was actually a bit cold. A sign that Autumn is on the way. Last year, I had a KILLER month in October for commuting miles. I can see that happening again this year.