Today during my short commute, I had a flashback to when I first started commuting again. When I first got back into bike commuting my plan was to just ride a few miles at a time. But as time went on that all changed. The more I rode, the more I wanted to go farther. Before I knew it I was commuting distances that I never thought were possible. I had dreams of doing a bike commute that would take over three days to complete, requiring me to stop at places to sleep overnight.
Eventually, I did do a few long distance rides to Brockport, New York and back, including a recent one in the city that was 25 miles round trip. These trips were nothing like the original one that I planned but were still adequate enough to fulfill my longer commuting urges.
For now, I’m quite happen commuting within the city limits because there’s still so much to do and see.
A Guy In NYC Does A Bike Commute You’d Never Believe
A video I recently saw on YouTube has confirmed my belief that bike commuting in the city has so much to offer. There’s so many places to go and things to do. Plus, the scenery is absolutely incredible.
This guy does a commute to New York City every morning on a Brompton folding bike to his job at Google. To get to his office in Manhattan he tows a folding boat attached to his seatpost to the Hudson River. He then unfolds the boat and folds his Brompton folding bike. Rows across the river and then continues his journey into New York City.
I absolutely love the creativity that this guy used to bypass the slow public transportation. Sometimes it’s way faster to bike commute because public transportation doesn’t always go where we need to be.
I hope you enjoy the video I provided below as much as I have.