So this week I will be wandering around looking for used bikes for the purpose of starting up a bike commute. It’s been taking me upwards of 45 minutes to get to and from my campus, and that is just Not On when I live a whole 5 miles away.
(According to Google calculations it will actually be faster to bike to work than it is to try to get to work via our rather unreliable campus buses with the wildly inconvenient stops. So there’s that.)
Anyone have advice for a novice bike commuter? I haven’t actually ridden a bike in a long time and I pretty much suck at it, but the commute is only four or five miles and I think I can manage that much okay.