Day: March 20, 2012

Bike Commuting: Route Challenges

This is an ongoing series about commuting to work by bike, sometimes. It will detail the problems I’ve faced, and the solutions I’ve found. Hopefully, it’s helpful to someone out there.

Today’s focus: Picking a route, sweat, shortcuts and traffic lights


As I wrote recently, I am now commuting to work on bike, sometimes. In fact, I didn’t even commute once on my bike last week due to a number of reasons, but I do have plenty to say about the two weeks prior. I’m going to hit the saddle again starting today.

The Route

The most important part about switching to a commute on bike is to find a suitable route. What’s especially key is realizing that the roads you take on a car are unlikely to be the same ones you’d want to take on a bike. That is, a little bit of research is in order, because following the same path to work when switching modes may lead to bad results. Click to read more!