I did my first full commute this morning. I have done shortened versions before, but was hesitant to to the full route due to weight of my gear (20 pounds or so) and the scary road I have to take to cross the interstate.
I figured it was time to suck it up and do it. When I started this morning it was about 35 degrees and all downhill. With the windchill it was VERY cold.
The ride home was 70 degrees and uphill. I figured the extra weight from my pack is a good training device.
With the ride I have ridden more 1009 miles since I started tracking on Sept. 26, 2008. Iam pretty happy with that figure, but it should be going up as I continue to do longer rides.
And Lastly I have a question. Do you all have a method for deciding when to get a tune up? Do you get it done every X miles? Do you wait until something pops up? Or do you have it done every X months?