First time ever i've commuted in on the bike.
starts off epically hard with a ridiculous hill to get me out of the village, but after that it's not too bad.
Had a couple of 'races' on the way in, which was quite a suprise considering it was 6.20am
The most fun/remarkable of which was some fella on a small wheeled Brompton type thing... Caught him as he was putting on some gloves, but he was about 100m ahead... i then closed that down over the next 2 miles and eventually passed him, however he stuck with me for the next 4 miles before we went our seperate ways... God knows how. Considering i have some leg/speed sapping hills and 4 miles in town, i managed to average just under 16mph for the 22mile trip... How the heck was he keeping up at that speed !!!! LOL. I was suprised as he seemed to be pedalling a slower rpm than i was.... I was in TOP on a 36T front !!!
Wish i'd planned my kit a bit better last week as i had to bring in a full pile of kit, plus lunch, plus laptop. The backpack was pretty heavy... made it suprisingly harder on the climbs and gives me food for thought that the only way for me to climb quicker is to drop about 50% of my bodyweight !!!