Bike Commuting, week 2

Five for five, biked to work every day this week! That’s actually the main reason I decided to try to post about this every week: to keep track of it, just for me.  I didn’t have any goals in mind when I started, but on the bike this morning it occurred to me that an 80% bike to non bike ratio would be something to try for. And today puts me at 90%   😉

New speed record today:  made it to work with an average 15.5 mph, or 18 minutes of riding time. That doesn’t count waiting at stop lights, which seemed to be timed just right this morning.

Also, I used MapMyRide to, uh, map my ride this morning.

Bike Commuting, week 1*


  • Days biked: 4 out of 5
  • Total distance (mi): 36
  • Total time on bike (hrs): ~4
  • Average speed (mph): ~13


Endpoints are Allandale (2222 & Burnet) and UT campus. I tried a few different routes last week before finding one that mostly works.  There are two roads between home and work that have decent bike lanes and not too much traffic (Shoal Creek and Guadalupe); the trick is connecting the two.

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