Rewind a number of months. Back in Late Feb/March I kicked around the idea of cycling to work. My situation is probably a bit different from most on this forum, but I figured it was worth a try.
I started by driving part of the way, and cycling the rest. The total commute door to door is 31 miles.
All was going well, then on April 28 my wife gave birth to our son, and second child.
On the plus side now, I work from home pretty much 4 days a week. I do consulting so some of those days are taken up with visits to clients (all by car, with the exception of 2 clients that are close to my house). On tuesdays I have a staff meeting with my staff at 8am. So tuesday is the day I go to the office.
I have been riding as much as I can for exercise this whole time. Trying to maintain close to 100miles a week, although I regularily fall quite short of this goal.
With the days getting shorter and the nights getting darker, I have been trying to figure out ways to keep cycling. Viola! Ride to the office on tuesdays!
So am I nuts? I know I can do the distance, although it is a bit hilly. Here are the 2 routes
I have a WingNut pack that I would carry my stuff. I would probably leave a pair of pants and shoes, belt, and toiletries at the office. So I would only need to bring a shirt, lunch, cellphone etc.
There are no facilities at the office, so my option is a bathroom cleanup, or stop at the YMCA 7 miles before the end for a quick shower.
Thanks for listening. Mostly I figured by getting this out public it will help get me motivated to stop talking and start riding.