I 'manned up' this morning and biked into to work for the first time. This one of the 2 initial goals I set out to accomplish based on my first post. The other was weekend rides with friends, but golf keeps getting in the way.
I only stopped twice during the 7 miles in 50 minutes. Given the fact that I am still on the original knobby tires on my Hardrock Sport, I think this was a decent pace for just getting up in the morning and heading out the door (after checking the Weather Channel for rain).
The most annoying thing during the ride was my hands...they were sweaty and became a little numb at times. Suggestions?
A future annoyance will be darkness...and fairly soon. Sunrise was at 6:41 am this morning in Lafayette, Indiana and this means as my current pace, I will arrive at work with only 30 minutes to shower and dress at work prior to my official start time.
Now, 30 minutes is a LONG time for me to get ready (15 minutes is more like it), but with sunrise getting later every day, it will not be long before I will be unable to commute due to darkness as I have not added any lights to my ride yet. I think I will also negotiate with the boss for a later start time.
So today, I will be patting myself on my back...and shortly...I will start looking forward to the ride home!