originally posted by Bandit
i can't comment on "training" but i have had terrific results engaging in "commuting," which is another word for "traveling" by bicycle.
seriously, commuting is the only way i know to routinely ride, and it's amazing how fit you'll feel in short order. i'm not sure it is preparing me for the next tour de france, but it has made me healthier, slimmer, and stronger.
it matters not a whit to me that i am not doing the correct number of "interval days" or "recovery days," etc. the simple facts are i am riding, enjoying it, and feeling great. all you need are some lights, reflective gear, and a safe route. try it, you'll like it!