commuting to workPosted: 11/04/2012
Daylight savings time is going to change the scenery drastically for my bicycle commute to work so I thought I’d post a few photos from my recent rides. I am now commuting 2x per week to work which totals 52 miles on a Nishiki bicycle from the 1980′s. My goal before the end of the year is 3x week which will push the mileage to 78. I don’t always have a camera with me for the ride, but on the days that I bring a camera I almost always stop to capture the view. The theme for this year has been “get strong” and I believe that the theme for next year will be getting stronger.
Plus, I’m really delighted about not spending money on gasoline!
The hardest part of the commute is climbing the Torrey Pines Hill (pictured in the distance behind the vintage car above). It’s about 1.5 miles with a 5.5% average grade from sea level to just above 400 ft. in elevation. It’s tough, but there is no doubt that the bike ride is the best part of the day.