Between almost constant rain this month and creeping laziness on my part I had yet to do the bike commute home from work.
I finally got the rare combination of motivation and a favorable forecast today and biked home in bright humid sunshine.
The route home to the Richfield house is an entirely different animal than when we were is St Louis Park. City streets all the way to Richfield instead of 90% isolated bike path to SLP. The distance is about the same, but the need to have your head on a constant swivel while cruising down the bike lane on Portland avenue makes it a much less relaxing ride. No pedaling on autopilot while reflecting on the day or thinking about the upcoming evening-that would be a recipe for disaster. But I still feel good after the ride.