New Job!

Yesterday was my first day at a new job, but I drove.  I wasn’t sure where I would park a bike, change clothes, and I had to drive a little ways away for a drug test.  Yep.  Safest to drive on the first day.

Today was the second day.  Yes, I rode my recumbent.  It’s about a 26-mile round-trip, so I wear bike clothes, and leave extra time.

An unusually quiet stretch along Algonquin Parkway
An unusually quiet stretch along Algonquin Parkway

I headed west on city streets that aren’t too bad.  There are worse roads where I’m headed, but I bypass them by taking the Louisville Loop.


I spend a fair amount of distance in a bike lane on Campground Road.  It’s not horrible.



The area is an odd mix of woods, ugly industrial, a huge power plant, and a few residential neighborhoods.




The worst part is probably the chemical factories.  The smell bothers me as I ride by.



Heading home is just the reverse route.  I got 26.5 miles on the odometer today.

A co-worker who rides a bike wanted to try my ‘bent.  I let him ride it around the parking lot.

I’m hoping the longer distance commute will help me get fitter again.