Since starting bike commuting on and off over the last 3 years, a 4 commute week had been a goal. I just knocked it off this week. Would have made it a fiver had i not had an alarm malfunction on monday.
Over these few years weather/laziness has interfered with achieving this goal.
I am hoping for all five days next week.
My daily round trip is a smidge over 25 miles, a mile longer if i take the scenic route home which i did a few days.
I find that the key to doing this is finally convincing myself that the joy of riding, the day long endorphin buzz and sense of achievement trumps and desire to stay under the sheets for an extra 20 minutes.
Not sure why it has taken this long to finally realize something that was painfully obvious from the start. I just hope I can make it last when the morning ride turns a bit nippy in a month or 2.
Added bonus. Dropped a roadie on the way home yesterday. Admittedly he was a painfully slow roadie, but, that's besides the point. Dropped another dude this morning on a hybrid who was even slower and appeared to be a newb from the startled look he gave me in response to my "on your left" greeting.
Sure wish there was more cycle traffic out there for the commute, be it roadie or commuter (commie?). I find that when someone in my sights, all leg fatigue/being winded vanishes and I find another gear. I remember a week or so ago in the thread about draft ninjas, someone said, "it's a commute, not a race". to that i reply, what's the difference? If I'm on a bike and somebody else is on a bike.....it's a race, even if the other fella doesn't realize it!!!