Bicycle Commuting. Does anyone here do it?
Hi! I actually wanted to start a topic that has nothing to do with mental health. Really! ;-)
So, I bought an e-bike today, a 2013 Predeco Outlaw mountain bike. Battery powered, recharges in 4 hours, range is said to be up to 20 miles at an average speed of 20 mph... top speed is 28 mph.
I intend to use this in the spring to commute to work part of the time, saving gas and just generally making the entire experience more pleasant. I have great, continuous paved safety paths for almost the entire route, so that is a big plus. I will also be able to leave a change of clothes at the office, and recharge the bike there in the day. Finally, if I really need to, I can clean up, shower, and change at the local branch of my gym, less than 2 miles from my office.
I wondered if anyone else has done this, and how they feel about it both in terms of enjoyment and in terms of social responsibility -- it seems to me a much more "green" way to commute. The Chinese do it by the millions, but of course, as cars become more available to average Chinese, they are abandoning bikes, and air quality, at a rapid pace.