Friday, March 20, 2009

First commute of the season

I finally got myself in gear and commuted to work by bike today! The morning was a little chilly, but it's going to be a sunny, dry, 40 degree F day. Not too bad for riding.

I've discovered that my commuting route is going to be leasurely and fun on the way to work and killer on the way home. The first mile from my house is a strong down hill heading out, so coming back...will feel like I'm pounding up the Alpe d'Huez! OK, I'm exagerating, but it will make getting home a slower process. I suppose I should think of it as a chance to work off some work stress on the way home. The problem with that is that I don't have much stress at work! And the increased traffic at that hour will actually add to the stress of getting home rather than taking it away.

OK. OK. I'll be optimistic about it and let you know how it went when I get home tonight! Maybe if I pretend that I'm the first female about to win the legendary leg of the Tour de France...

A la rue!

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