So today I finally commuted to work. I did a dry run with my friend the other night. Commuting alone is definitely not as fun, and seems to take longer, but I still loved it.
On the way there i took the less busy route, including a bike path. It took me about an hour and a half. I felt great at work most of the day.
The way home I decided to take the 6 lane highway, since it's not as busy at night, and is 4 miles shorter than the bike path. It only took a little less than an hour to get home, but all the cars passing me at 55 mph or more was a little unnerving.
I learned a couple things.
Namely, NEVER ride in the far right of the lane, i got passed WAY too closely. Scared the crap out of me, and so I decided I was just going to take up the entire right lane, and that seemed to work great.
So I had fun, not sure if I'm going to do it tomorrow again, but will definitely try to do it a few times a week. It can only get easier, i hope.
Just would like some ideas about going faster.
Now, congradulate me, cos I did it!