First, I apologise for my enthusiasm for my new cycle commute when thousands, maybe millions of people do this every day. It's a little like being a parent for the first time, you swear you must be the first person to have ever done this and that everyone should hear about it.BUT I am excited because I cut my 1hr 40 ride down to 55 minutes. Not bad. It helps I now need the way and don't need to stop to consult maps or the satnav. There will be some pretty interesting graphs of how I manage to reduce that time on http://your.flowingdata.com/jezturner/page/366/ – well, again, I'll find them interesting. I might also try and map that against weight loss, if that's a result. I am still only for now doing one of the journeys each day, either there or back. And there are some aches I need to deal with, and a shopping list:
- better saddle
- portable puncture repair kit
- portable multi tool
- spare inner tube
- better jacket against wind / cold
- panier rack and bag/panier of some kind (sick of the rucksack on my back)
Otherwise, it's been great, and didn't realise how much I liked it until I got on a sweaty crowded metro the other day.