Back To My Work Commute
Baby steps. Last year, my simple goal was to bike commute the equivalent to a full tank of gas. For me that was around 360 miles. Those miles couldn’t include any riding done for fun or recreation, but rather only miles that I replaced a car trip with a bike. Also, if for any reason, I needed a car to ‘rescue’ me from being stranded, those miles didn’t count either. Fortunately, that didn’t happen.
Well, I reached my goal with an extra 100 miles on top. Not bad, with it being one of the hottest and driest summers in north Texas. Of course that’s nothing compare to the thousands of miles true bike commuters put on their yearly ride – but for this ol’ car driver, it was an accomplishment.
This year, my goal is to double my effort, where I plan to ride enough to replace two tanks of gas. I got my first commute in yesterday, which was an earlier start than last year. Hopefully, my work schedule will give me enough time to keep up a good momentum.