I'm planning on doing frequent bike commutes later this summer once some daycare changes (double drop off makes it tough to do a bike commute). But Canada is having a "Commuter Challenge" this week that I wanted to be a part of. I work for a municipality in S. Ontario, and it's been great how they've promoted this Commuter Challenge. The municipality also has a great commuting program, with parking in a secure garage and access to showers and lockers, even a ride home if you get stranded. So obviously I want to take advantage of this.
I've previously posted about how I'm getting a Specialized Cirrus in a couple weeks, but today's ride was on my old GT Tequesta. I had wanted to make it easy, leave the laptop at work, shoes at work, etc. But looking at the weather and my schedule, I made the ride today with a very heavy backpack.
Ride is about 7 km, 25 mins, no problems at all really. There's this silly 40 km/hr (25 m/hr) zone party way through which usually has a speed trap, this morning no exception. I was gaining on the cars going 40 km/hr (it's a downhill), sorta hoping for a ticket, but not today, dammit.
so, background, 6'2" clyde, 285 lbs + what felt like a 200 lb backpack today.