I parked a bit further from work today. My ride was 6.5 miles one way, so I rode 13 miles round trip for my commute. I don’t really feel any worse than I did when I was doing a 7 mile round trip, but some of the road is scarier.
Part of the ride has an extremely narrow shoulder, and large potholes. I’m glad I have my mirror so I can make the decision to swerve around the hole, or hit the brakes.
I’m not one of those cyclists who bashes car drivers. I drive a car. I obey the law, try to be seen, and do my best to be courteous. I am, after all, outweighed by the big metal beasts. 🙂
I did have a guy driving a dump truck screaming obscenities at me. I’m sorry I delayed him by about five seconds.