[XAP]Bob wrote:Peter F wrote:[XAP]Bob wrote:
It's called commuting...
I used to do thirty miles a day five days a week...
That would certainly help. I commute but it is only 15 miles a day and circumstances mean it's normally only 4 days a week. I do try to do longer rides home in nice weather but on a good week with a weekend ride I'm still only doing 100 to 120 miles a week.
Can I ask what circumstances mean that you don't ride?
I can't imagine there is any time to be gained by driving, unless of course kids need dropping off in a different direction.
Driving is faster. It takes 15 minutes by car and 25 to 30 by bike plus another 15 to shower and change. If I'm running late I drive. I can leave the house at 8:30 whereas on the bike I need to leave by 8:00.
Other reasons can be:
I need to bring in fresh ironed shirts. I change into a shirt after my shower.
I need to travel to a different location during the working day
I need to be home promptly for a reason.
The weather is too bad I.e very strong winds, excessively heavy rain or Ice. Not a fair weather cyclist but there is a sensible line.
The bike is out of action, such as Monday this week.