Saturday, May 07, 2011

The Commute

For the last couple of Fridays I've bitten the bullet and commuted by bicycle to work.

I can state that it is 24.17km/15.02miles door-to-door and that riding into work in the morning, which being slightly downhill and with a following wind, is rather more pleasant than homeward bound against the breeze.

About 10 minutes quicker too, although that may be due to it just being the start of the day.

There is a logistical situation too, because it's best for everyone that you have fresh clothes and a means of freshening up when you arrive.

It takes about 25 minutes to drive the route and, on a good day, about 50 minutes to ride.

On the rare occasion I commuted in Bristol, UK, the 35km/22mile ride took about 75 minutes. It used to take over an hour to drive. So I suspect the more urban your environment the closer commuting by bike gets to your driving time. In fact, if you live in the big city, cycling is probably the quickest way to go.

Try it.

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