Bit the bullet this morning. Instead of my usual 20 mile drive to the office, I drove 6.5 miles to a trail access point followed by 16.1 miles (8.5 trail, 7.6 paved) on the bike. The whole trip took 1:45 hours, including driving, with about 90 minutes on the bike, averaged 11 mph including stops. This was on my mountain bike with a front suspension, and cross roads tires. Ride was pretty easy, a little hilly in spots and parts of the trail were pretty damp, we will see how the ride home goes. For the most case a nice ride on a beautiful Colorado morning.
I am in the process of tuning up a dedicated commuter with out the suspension, thats a little lighter. I hope between this and improving fitness levels I start to improve my average times. Maybe a bit less crap in my backpack too.
Just thought I'd check in, been reading here and waiting for the right weather to give this a try, hopefully I can do this a lot over the summer and drop about 30 lbs.
B from CO