maine1 wrote:question for you bikers:
I am flirting with the idea of riding my MtN bike to work, or at least one way, to save gas, and for cardio/leg workout.
I used to ride quite a bit, and once i get my bike fixed properly ( a Diamondback Topanga, its about to hit its 20th aniversary, buts its been with me forever, and I have rode the crap out of it. not as slick as a more advanced design, i am sure, but it will do)
What is an average/reasonable time to shoot for? My fomer commutes with the bike in CA were minutes long, a few miles. I was in FAR greater shape then, and the way was easier. I'll be going off road on good gravel trails for soem of this.
I'd thjink that once i got into shape for ridign again, i'd be able to knock this out in an hour or so- is that realistic?
I've always been more of a runner than a biker or swimmer, so that is where i tend to default to.
uh how far is your work? Is it uphill both ways?
Biking is something I've considered too. Work is only 7 miles away but I need to scope a route that won't get me killed (and it means I can't carry ). Also don't want to show up as a pile of stank when I get there during the summer.