I completed my first day of Bike to Work Week and I survived the full 3 miles round trip. Not many miles, huh? I hope to increase the distance, but I think my first goal is to conquer the hill by the Lumberjack Dome on campus. You know that downhill part I wrote about this morning? Well, it’s uphill going the other way. I had to walk the bike up that darn hill. In fine actress fashion I started examining my bike and reclipping my bag on the bike rack anytime a car would go by. I hope they thought I was standing by my bike, not because I couldn’t pedal up the hill, but because I was correcting a problem with the bike. You think I fooled them?
You know what I noticed when I drove home the rest of the way? There are hills everywhere! Some are small, some are not. I even noticed that if I ever get the lung and leg power up to full commute level that I will have to face a long incline from the start. Man, so tell me why I thought that bike commuting was a good idea?