Cycling to work: update

A couple of weeks back, I started to write a blog post, but I got distracted by something terribly important, and so it has been lounging in draft. It said:

> I have now been cycling to work for six weeks. And it’s awesome. I enjoy it, I feel fitter, I feel happier, it’s all good.

> But winter is coming, and I’m starting to think that it might be time to pack the bike away for a few months. It’s getting cold and dark, and wet and windy can’t be far behind. I’m not equipped for such conditions.

This evening, I discovered that dark and wet don’t go well together when you are wearing spectacles. Whereas the path is usually crisply illuminated by my pair of bike headlights, today the droplets of water on my glasses reduced everything to a blurry melange, and often I couldn’t tell where the edges of the path were.

To be honest, I’ve achieved my goal of reaching November. Anything else is a bonus. But the longer I can keep riding, the better, because there’s no denying that the regular exercise is doing me good.

3 replies on “Cycling to work: update”

I have exactly the same problem. I was amazed to find that motivation was not a problem with the cycling whilst the weather was anything other than battering me to within an inch of my life. But it is now, and I can’t face getting on the bike in the mornings. But I hate the tube. Bah. Bring on the summer!

I do exactly the same. For me it is “dark, wet, glasses and traffic” that don’t go well together. So I pack the bike away until spring. It is really rather depressing. I could still cycle in the morning, but would have to magic the car to work or something to get home safely at night.

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