Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Bike Commuting 101 - Part 9 (Off you go)

Over the last few weeks we have covered, pretty much, everything you need to know to make a solid and safe start in bike commuting. Now it’s time for your first ride to work. If your route is long, and your not sure you can make the trip both ways, try driving to work with your bike and commuting clothes, then ride home one day, and make the return trip to work the following day. You can then drive home the second day. That way you only have to cover half the total distance each day. This is also a great way to save time if commuting both directions would require more time than you have available. After a few weeks, you should be able to handle bike commuting both directions in one day. When you get to work, make sure your bike is secured, get changed and/or showered, and revel in the sense of accomplishment.

Many bike commuters report that their favorite part of the day is their bike ride to and from work. So enjoy the bike commuting, improved health, and all the benefits of a healthier lifestyle.

As always, feel free to leave a comment if you want to share your experiences with the rest of us. We would love to hear about your bike commuting experiences.


dale said...

Thanks for the series, Bob. Lots of good info and thought process.

Biker Bob said...

Your more than welcome. Had that article sitting around for over a year. Finally found time to polish and post it.

Jeff said...

Just found a new product- Bikeglow, for sideways visibility. Google bikeglow for website, I don't think we have a local seller yet. Can't wait to get back out!