Who here has the hardest commute in terms of miles, elevation and environment ( bad roads / traffic).
I am a pretty strong rider, and I want to start commuting by bicycle, but I don't know if my commute would be too hard.
It's 23 miles with 2200 feet of elevation. Basicaly it's rolling hills to start, then a giant 1 thousand foot hill with stupid steep climbs, and rolling hills to my destination. there is no way to avoid the climbing, there's a range of tall mountains in between me and my destination.
The roads would be mostly rural and low traffic, with the traffic increasing to that of a popular urbanized suburb.
I'd have to be at my destination at 9:30, so I figure leave at 6 and have 3.5 hours to get there and clean up. I want to have time, if I attempt it fast, i'll probably be ridiculously sweaty upon arrival.
Plausible? Does anyone else have difficult commutes ? what are they?