I just wanted to stop by and say that I'm envious of all of you that continue to commute by bike. I haven't posted since July/August because I transferred back to the U.S. in August and I haven't ridden my bike since leaving Germany. I'm currently in Tampa, FL and although the weather is perfect for cycling, the infrastructure here doesn't facilitate bicycle traffic like what Iím used to (Germany spoiled me). A lot of the people that I see riding bicycles around here have no idea what they are doing either. Iím constantly seeing people riding without helmets ; riding without reflective gear or lights, well after daylight hours ; and worst of all, riding on the wrong side of the road (against the flow of traffic) .
One day I may build up the courage to put my life on the line by riding from my house to my job, but it would more than likely end up being on a weekend when there is less traffic. The ride would end up being just under 30 flat miles each way, which would be well within my ability considering the amount of hilly miles I was putting in before I left Germany.
I hope you all continue to enjoy your commutes. I wish that I was still part of the club.
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