Today I did one of the longest commutes I’ve ever done. This super adventurous commute was 30 miles long. Yes, you heard right. 30 miles! This amazing bike journey took me from one side of the city and back. It wasn’t the longest bike commute I’ve ever done but it was one of them.
A bike commute like this might not seem like much for those of you who are hardcore bike commuters, but there’s a reason why it was so important. I did the whole commute on a Tern Link D8 folding bike with 20 inch wheels.
It was long. The hills were grueling. Wind was blowing from all directions, literally pushing me to one side. But guess what? I made it. And I made it without having to do any modifications to my Tern Link D8 at all.
There was a time when I didn’t ride a folding bicycle. And I had to make modifications to my hybrid bicycle, because I didn’t like the way it rode. I made modifications to make it lighter. Ride faster. And feel more comfortable on longer rides.
I was a bike modification nut. This addiction was way out of control, but I just couldn’t help myself. I loved my bicycle. This love ran so deep that I even rode it all year round no matter if it was sunny, windy, rainy or snowing.
Riding all year long was tough, but it was well worth it. It got me into phenomenal shape. Taught me to push myself harder that I ever thought was possible. And made me aware of what I liked and needed to do bike commuting in the city.
Bikeblogger Is Back To Talk About Bike Mods For Commuting
Last time Bikeblogger talked about how to put a bicycle into a little car in the post, ”Bike Inside Car Commuting by Bikeblogger.”
Now he’s back with a another video that talks about making modifications to your bicycle. I can relate to this video, just like the rest of you hardcore bike commuters.
Just like me, you love your bicycles. You love them so much that you’d rather bike commute to work than drive your car.
This is understandable, because a bicycle can take you places that a car never could.
During traffic jams you can ride past cars that are just idling. You can take shortcuts through alleys. Or ride the opposite direction of traffic on sidewalks without worrying about accidents or tickets. And when you arrive to work or other destinations, you don’t have to worry about finding a parking spot.
There’s also the added benefit of getting into better health while losing weight. And you save a ton of money not paying for car insurance or gas.
In my opinion, Bikeblogger has the right idea when it comes to commuting. Maybe this is why I can relate to him so well.
Enjoy the video I’ve provided below, and let me know what you think.