Join Date: Dec 2008
Bikes: 83' Centurion Accordo Mixte, 87' Bertoni Italamerica, 92' Trek 930 Singletrack, 92' Cannondale M1000, 06' Cannondale Rush, 10' Salsa Vaya
Congratulations on "getting it together" and riding to work - for me that was a big step.
I've struggled with injuries that limit my time on a bike, and I would get frustrated by not being able to go on long, cruising rides. My friends encouraged me to commute to work - (which I was accustomed to doing every once in awhile) - and my thoughts were "that's not a long enough ride" (7 mi. RT).
Then I realized how much my thoughts were physically limiting me
- and I wasn't "walking the (environmentalist) walk". I became very enthused and dedicated to the "one less car" idea and providing my own pedal powered transportation. Before long my commuting routine was running very smoothly and my cycling fitness improved - yes even on those short[
I had to grow up a bit to realize there is nothing wrong with short trips! And in fact I need them in order to eventually build up to longer ones.
Have fun on that great new ride!
Last edited by ecovelo; 02-08-11 at 12:24 PM.