It has been five weeks and I surprise myself that I keep up the three times a week routine. Wake up at 5AM, ride to work 9 miles, ride home 11 miles and then to sleep early with a belly full of strawberry milk.
In July, I attended a bicycle safety class. After nine years of riding I felt like I needed to be more comfortable and confident on the road even when my commuting friends were unable to ride. Now, it’s so natural to commute and has become second nature.
Mondays, I drive in and leave my clothes and food for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Friday, I drive back in and take home my things. My helmet, gloves, and sunglasses are piled in my back seat. Cycling shorts and bike jersey fill my closet. Tan lines expose my favorite hobby, but I would not have it any other way.