Sammo wrote:Commute times aside, it does prompt one question that could go a long way to shooting down the whole "I get there quickest" argument: Those who cycle to work, do you cycle for efficiency (it'll get you there quicker) or for the pleasure (love feeling the morning/evening breeze through your hair... under a helmet... you know what I mean!!).
I for one, ride for the pure pleasure of it, quite happy to add a few extra kms in either direction just so I can ride that street or whiz through that chicane. Time barely becomes a factor. I know what time I need to be at work, so leave home with more than enough so I can enjoy myself on two wheels. Anyone else?
Here's an interesting article about the cost of working. Factoring in commuting costs, hourly pay rates drop if one commutes by car compared to cycling/PT/walking.
When is getting to work a race anyway? Getting home might be...