It has been years, (2007) since I last commuted to work. Back then I was hit by a truck, which medically didn't take me out the game, but did a psychological number on me and my family. My wife put her foot down and the commuter went up on the wall mount. I still rode, but only for arands around town and never as I did before in traffic...
Fast forward to the begining of last month and my taking a new job within in the same company at a site about a mile away from where I previously worked... A mile can make all the difference. The new site is about 1/4 mile from a nicely paved river bed bike trail that runs for about ten miles and spits me out less than a 1/2 mile from my house. It has been WONDERFUL.
I feel blessed and elated when I get out on that trail. In fact the fastest route to work by car is LONGER than the bike trail I ride to work. When you compare them side by side the time is almost the same.
The new work campus has given me a locker in the gym that I can keep my clothes and I purchased a Topeak expandable bag and rack. The Topeak has made the whole experience even more enjoyable. What an amazing piece of kit for dragging clean clothes in and dirty ones out!
Anyways, I am back again both on the trail and the forum. Glad to be here.