Thursday, March 31, 2011

The commute


One hour, 47 minutes. That's how long Google maps said my route to work would take by bike. Perhaps by tricycle. It was actually closer to 47 minutes door-to-door (once I finally got all my crap together and got out the door).

The new job has a little less flexibility during the day, which will make lunch ride and midweek race participation unpredictable. The distance is just right for two-a-days, though. Easy spin in the morning, hammer on the way home, finishing with the hill. We'll see where that leaves my fitness now that we seem to have rounded the corner for the bike to take primacy over the skis.

18 comments:

  1. That looks a lot like my commute. I could use someone to draft behind on the way home when the winds turn angry. And they turn angry often.

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  2. Google maps (bike) is spot on for me... when I ride the dummy fully loaded!

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  3. "...rounded the corner ... to take primacy over the skis."

    I invariably am saddened at the impending loss of skiing. Cycling does ease the pain somewhat.

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  4. Greg: sounds about right.

    Steve: it's a small consolation. I'll miss the skiing, but it's nice to have it warm outside. To every thing there is a season.

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  5. I'll bet google maps has you going the speed limit, yes? And I'll bet you exceed the speed limit in parts, no?

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  6. Rabid: I didn't exceed the speed limit, at least not by more than 1 mph.

    Rick: About that wind--on the way home...

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