Wednesday, December 17, 2008

It just feels better

I motivated enough to ride the 15 miles to work on Monday. The roads were wet but the temperature was warm and the air was dry. I got a late start and didn't get to my desk until after 9:15 but I felt great. I've realized that the 40 minute drive which usually includes fighting traffic along Rt 9 and I95 leaves me in an anxious, distracted, and unsatisfied state of mind. I much prefer riding to work and I end up being more productive and less distracted as a result.

Now if only I was motivated to gear up at 7am when the temp is still below freezing. I'm going to make more of an effort to do so though. Anyone got tricks to help them motivate in the morning when the weather turns cold and wet? I hate driving in the Boston area.


Colin R said...

I just got a fixed gear bike with full fenders to ride to work... this morning was gross out but I was still oddly pumped to go pedal a fixie (novelty) and stay relatively dry because of my real fenders (another novelty).

It might not work as motivation forever but I've definitely been more into riding to work since I got a commuter bike.

rosey said...

i'm going to put the fenders back on my single speed now that the roads are dirty and wet. i even have a studded front tire for the worst of days. i think my hilly route is a bit much for a fixed gear at this point but maybe i'll work my way up to it.