I've been threatening to ride my bike to work. In fact, it was one of the reasons I justified spending as much money on the road bike as I did. I had planned to not only use it to ride, race etc, but as a form of transportation
I've been waiting for the weather to get warm enough and for myself to get brave.
This morning I finally did it! Keep in mind, I also had to pack along the laptop, work files, dayplanner, lunch/snack stuff, and then all the stuff I would need to shower, dress and get ready. It was a LOT of stuff!
I swear when I put the packs on my back, they weighed at LEAST 60 pounds. Turns out that the big one was only 25 lbs and the small one was only 8
I'm aware that I scared my gym rat friends slightly. I'm pretty sure that as they watched me pedal off today from the parking lot, that they took bets as to how long it would take me to either fall or give up and call for a ride.
And the cool thing? By the time I got here, unloaded, showered and sat at my desk ready to work, it was the same time as if I had driven. SA-WEET!
Keep as much of your shower-get-ready-stuff as possible at work. No need to haul back and forth. Purchase more and keep locked at my desk.
Don't let others pressure you into letting them take your bags and drive them there. If you set your mind, you really can do it!
Beware that Martie will likely take a picture that she is NOT supposed to. She's such a Hooch!
Since I have already begun creating a "shower at work" stash now, the ride home will be lighter and oh so delightful!!