Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Commuting to work via Bike Trail

Google Earth View of my Ride to Work

I finally decided to go for it. I rode my bike the 9 miles from Xenia to Cedarville. I averaged about 12 mph for a total cycling time of 45 minutes one way. I only had to get up 5 minutes earlier than normal to arrive by 8 am. I did learn a couple of lessons at the trip. I overload my backpack which made it a tab bit harder to breath. Next time I'll bring my work clothes the day before . Even though the shower was freezing cold and it was only in the low 50s in the morning, I enjoyed my ride to and from work. It was great exercise and I saved about $2.00 in gas. (18 mile round trip / 27 estimated MPG for my Saturn* $3.019 current price for gas in Xenia). This is part of my great plan not to have to drive my car to work accomplished so far by either car pooling or cycling in myself.

1 comment:

DrBacchus said...

Congratulations. I wish I could do the same. Perhaps some day, they'll finally widen Harrodsburg road, and I'll be able to.