I can Take Controversial Advice
I’ve recently been reading with interest the cycling / cycling commuting tips from the land of Magic Roundabouts . These have struck a bit of a nerve with me, and made me realise that where I’m working now is currently outside of sensible-commuting-in-regular-clothes distance.
The 35 mile round-trip is perfectly do-able, but the weight of my sensible commuring bike, Seigfried, and his sit-up-and-face-the-wind-like-a-man riding position mean that the journey home (always into the wind) seems to take for ever, and leaves me in a bit of a mess. It’s probably this that has resulted in my cycling to work dropping off to just once a week or less.
So. What to do?
Admit defeat, and drive every day? No. I don’t think so.
Today I drove in, but with a bag containing a change of clothes for a few days’ cycling. The shirts are now hanging up on the coat rack in the corner, and the underwear is tucked discretely away in a bag under my desk.
I’m going to ride Byron to work for a while, and see how this pans out. If it seems to work out just fine, then I’ll do a bit more work to winterize him - It’s not even August, yet I have the urge to prepare for what’s coming!