… a commute back home …
a recent late evening commute back home left me so stoked that I had to post up :) The commute started right out of our cubicles, down the stairs onto the streets, and back home.
commuting on a bicycle is one of the best things I do every day. Its amazing how my good karma piles up
- I’m actively saving the environment
- I’m saving cash
- I’m getting fitter
- I’m saving oodles of time
- I’m having loads of fun
- I get to work faster
- I get a kick ass workout in the morning
- I inspire folks – ever had kids admire you when you drive by in your swanky car ?
- and Im sure the list goes on
The kind of bike you use for your commute is no big deal.
Have a mountain bike ? find urban trails. Its amazing what your commute can throw at you if you really learn to look.
Make it an active commute – understand traffic movement. Its time to use the faults on the road to improve your skills – bike handling, speed, cornering, jumping …
Have a road bike ? Time to train for speed. Time yourself daily. Maintain a timing chart and see if you can improve your timings. Learn how to improve your climbing skills. Small changes, like how you pedal for instance – can make you faster and more efficient.
Safety and sensibility at all times of course. This is all about having sensible fun.
There is no ‘perfect’ bike for commute – its all about having a bike that you love and the daily ride.
So. Do you feel alive at the end of your commute ? Tell us more about your commute.
Harsha and Nelly – you guys are the best commute pals :)
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT CYCLING
I love riding my bike. Whether it’s a simple commute, a high-intensity road race, a jaw-grinding brevet, fixie rides thru packed Indian city or a kick-ass technical single track – I love it all. Apart from riding bicycles, I love being all geeky and know everything there is to know about bicycles, technology, bike fit, and service.
I started BUMSONTHESADDLE to share this passion for cycling.
DISCIPLINE: Partial towards MOUNTAIN BIKING but love it all
CURRENT BIKE(S): Specialized Rockhopper, Specialized Tarmac, Pure Cycles Original
DREAM BIKE: S-Works Epic HT & S-Work Roubaix
OTHER PASSIONS: Technology, Photography, Baking, Travel, and Reading