I’m fortunate enough to live about two and a half miles from work. This is great in that my gas costs are significantly lower than they would be if I had a longer commute. I once had a job that was sixty five miles each way. Needless to say, the gas costs were through the roof, and gas was less than three bucks a gallon.
Still, I’ve often considered the idea of riding my bike to work once the spring time weather hits in a few weeks.
Since we moved in, riding my bike hasn’t been an option I’ve been comfortable with for the simple fact of the freeway that lies between my house and where I work. There is an overpass to the freeway that I would have to cross, and the problem was that there was no bike lane or barrier from the road. While many brave people on bikes did go over the road, I had no such will to ever do such a thing.