Why yes – it was ten years ago I started biking to work again.
Of course, I haven’t had ten straight years of biking. After four years of working downtown (in easy biking distance), I followed up with a year of working someplace with a sixteen mile ride across Saint Paul, Minneapolis, Saint Louis Park and all the way to Hopkins, and then a few years where biking was just not practical. I had a job two years ago that involved a fairly interesting ride from Saint Paul to Bloomington – but that ended after five months.
But now that I work out of my house (fingers crossed, knock wood), the time is right again.
So I got out and rode to downtown Saint Paul yesterday.
And I was surprised. For not having ridden much in the past two years, it could have been a lot worse. My legs actually worked the rest of the day, and when I woke up this morning. Which was more than I could say ten years ago, when I started for the first time.
But I think I’ll give the legs a day off today…