I Wish My Commute Was Longer

There's something you'll never hear a motorist say... mostly because they feel like the guy over there <== when they get out of the car.

With a commute of just 1.6 miles, I have absolutely no problem with timing it or reacting to traffic issues (I mean, what cyclist does?) but I do wish it was a bit longer so I could enjoy the ride. A couple days ago I commented briefly on how I've reached the point of no return with my commuting - I'm not giving this up for anything. I have less stress, I am outside enjoying myself (heck, I'm even enjoying the rainy and cold rides!), I'm practicing what I preach environmentally, and even though the ride is short I'm getting a brief workout.

I just wish I could ride a little further sometimes. I was just getting my swerve on today when my office creeped up on me and beckoned me within. I was even starting to sweat a bit, something I don't have to do on the way to work much since it's mostly flat or downhill. And it felt GREAT!

Oh well... maybe they'll move our office again...


  1. Heh, that's pretty good :-)

    I used to have a 20 mile bike commute. I was *very* glad when I moved and shortened it to 6 miles!

    These days my commute is multi-modal -- bus + train + bike, with the bike portion being less than 4 miles, but I can extend that if I want. Tuesday, for example, my round-trip bicycling was 54 miles.


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