Monday, April 23, 2012

The Slump is Broken - Commuter 'R' Me

As of today, the commuting slump is broken.  Finally.  34 mile round trip.  I'm embarrassed to admit how many months have passed since I've last commuted to work.  An extremely lame winter, haven't been this lame since, uh, last winter.  Some years I'm the pretty hard core commuter - lights blazing, pouring rain, snow - didn't matter.  The last two years, call me Mr. Lame.

Even so, once I start cranking again, wind up commuting 3 - 5 days a week.  That's upwards of 170 miles per week.  Not too shabby and during the course of a year, I still wind up putting more commuting miles on two wheels then four - usually.

Let the ramp up begin.  My wallet, mental outlook and fitness level, will thank me in a few weeks.  Until then, slow speeds and some ouch factor involved.  Bike commuting rocks.


  1. Hard to not be lame over the winter. I rode to work for only the third time this year, so you are not alone in your slackage.

  2. I've been commuting a lot over last 9 years or so, the last two winters - really fell off the wagon. Paying for it now. Rode in today, cold headwind for pretty much my entire 17 mile ride in. Much joy and suffering.