My round-trip commute is 32 miles. I decided to do the whole thing by bicycle yesterday. The ride in was pleasant, and took about 85 minutes.
The ride home had a brutal headwind, and it’s a bit more uphill. I got home in about 105 minutes. I also had a spoke break on my rear wheel. I kept riding anyway.
After arriving at home, I removed the rear wheel, threw it in the car, and drove to the bike shop. It’s $2.00 for a spoke, and $20.00 to “true” the wheel, and it won’t be ready until Wednesday.
I got a nice amount of exercise, but unless this bike quits breaking, it won’t save me any money. I had planned on riding today also, but I’m almost glad for the break. I’m rather sore.