Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Lower Mainland, BC, Canada
Bikes: TT, RR, audax bike, tourer, fixie, brompton, Thorn triplet
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First Vancouver Commute
I'm feeling rather pleased with myself for getting my lazy backside out of bed in good time to ride my new commuter bike into work today. I've barely ridden since arriving in Vancouver last August and today was my first commute.
The weather was superb, bright sunshine and cool. The route was easy and well signed. From Coquitlam to Port Moody, along the Barnet highway, past the velodrome, and then onto the quiet residential bike routes along Francis/Union streets and then Adanac street to downtown.
The new bike bike worked well. It's a Devinci Destination touring bike set up with Avid road disc brakes (so I can get down the big hill in the rain). The only thing that didn't work was the wireless computer, but that's trivial. And I'm sure I can refine the route a bit.
It was an easy hour and twenty minutes door to door, just pottering, while I cough up the remnants of a chest infection.
Today is a good day. Time for a cinnamon bun I think.