Happy Bike to Work day!

I made it!  10 miles and 45 minutes later I managed to get into work on my bike!  I was a bit nervous about the trip, as I’ve never done 10 consecutive miles before.  I realized I didn’t have anything to be nervous about.  The ride went pretty well.  I spent 3/4 of it on bike trails which was nice.  The highway section of the trip was on a back road, so I didn’t have to deal with so much traffic.  I pretty much went the whole way without stopping, and the only issue I had was that I got lost in between trail #1 & #2, but I found my way and got back on the trail at a later point.

I’m looking forward to starting the tradition of biking to work at least once per week throughout the summer & fall.  Hopefully by the end of the summer it’ll be closer to 2-3 days.

The laptop survived the trip, although it does miss it’s protective sleeve.  I went as stripped-down as I could go: taking my laptop (no power cable as I have a Port Replicator at work), my USB stick and my iPod.

A co-worker jokingly reminded me that I’ll need to make the ride home, but I’m not too worried.  My legs are a bit tired, but come 4:30-5pm they’ll be well-rested and ready to head home!