I live about 3 miles away from my downtown office and I make a 10-minute drive to work 4-5 days a week. Since I have started to get more into bicycling lately, I am considering biking to work a few days a week. Add the rising price of gas and my desire to reduce my carbon footprint to the table, and I’ve moved this idea from crazy notion to serious possibility. Last week I did a test run on a sunny weekend morning to see if I could make it work.
Bike-friendly roads: yes – no bike lanes but I found a route with wide shoulders and few potholes
Bike racks nearby: X
Scenery: yes (urban)
Perspiration: X (glistening on a 60 degree day means dripping buckets of sweat on the 90 degree days to come)
This leaves only two questions:
Is there enough space in my cubicle to house this bike – size large?
Am I willing to shower and get ready at work thereby having bad hair and semi-wrinkled clothes for the foreseeable future?
Conclusion: More research needed – I’ll keep you posted.
Does anyone else have tips for bicycle commuting? I’ve been doing some digging on the internet but I’d love to hear your thoughts.