If you did not know I’m getting ready to move AGAIN. If you did not know I moved once. I have. Now I am moving again! I am moving out of downtown into the Northeast quadrant of P-Town. Right now I have a 3.5(ish) mile commute to work. I will double that when I move in 2 weeks.
Here is the elevation! It has always been mostly uphill but now I get to add the “Broadway” uphill. Broadway is a one way with southbound lanes. It goes uphill so there is a bike lane. It is a major thoroughfare for cyclists because of the bike lane.
I have this love/hate relationship with Broadway. I LOVE it because of the bike lane. I love it because there is always crazy cyclists, all size cyclists, all different bikes, delivery cyclists(not typically on a morning commute), slow cyclists…THE WORKS!
I HATE broadway because people ride slow. It is uphill so it is totally understandable. I just like to catch the lights. Which makes me sweat more! The lights are set to 12mph. If I get going I can cruise just about the entire way before I catch a light(at the top of the highest point). When I need a break anyway! That is if there are no slow people, and no cars turning in front of me and making me brake!!
I had, what could possibly be, my last physical therapy appointment today. All fingers and toes crossed!! The office is over in my new hood. I decided to ride there. Then I would ride to work after to check on timing.
I found this RANDOM tooth photo with a thousand bike images. I wish it was a tooth on a bike.
Anywho…I got to work in about 40 minutes and I actually think it will be a little shorter than the PT’s office! Double the commute. Could I actually get up 20 minutes earlier then I do now?
Gotta LOVE Broadway during the morning commute. I had a guy pass me on the downhill off the Broadway Bridge. He was riding a mountain bike and NO helmet. The only reason he passed me was I was stopped at the light and fiddling with my bike computer. I quickly passed him when we started rolling uphill. I passed multiple idiots on fixies without helmets. Cyclists coming from every which way. Come to think of it…nobody I passed had a helmet on. What is wrong with people?!
I have had a pretty boring commute just riding up Terwilliger all these years. I am looking forward to some comic relief riding up Broadway multiple times a week. We will see how long it lasts especially when it starts raining again!