I’ve managed to keep to using the bike to cycle to work most days for the past 5 months, so I’m really pleased. The only day I can’t cycle is a Thursday when I have a guitar lesson straight after work. So that’s 10 miles a day, 40 a week (on average).
It’s not a hell of a lot, but it’s giving me some exercise, I’m getting in to work earlier, and I’m saving a fair bit of money on rail travel, so it’s all good.
Last night on the way home was a bit wet, so I finally bit the bullet and fitted a rear mudguard. It meant a bit of footering about, re=positioning reflectors and lights, and it’s a tight fit as I don’t have the saddle raised much, so there’s very little space on the seat stem, but eventually I got everything in place.
I’ve also got new lights, just in time, as it’s getting dark earlier, and it won’t be long before I need to use them.
So, that’s me all set up for the darker, wetter morning and evening commutes.