I live a bit far from downtown. Distance is different for everyone but I usually like to live within 15 min of my work place. Currently my daily commute is about 30 – 45 min to work. Since I bought a bike a few weeks ago I’ve hoped to ride it to work. In theory it is a great idea but it’s going to take some commitment since it’s an hour or so bike ride each way and at work we are nearing a deadline so I don’t think biking home at midnight is an ideal situation. So I’ve been taking baby steps. Last week and this week I was able to park my car near Whyte Ave and then ride across the High Level bridge, past the Legislature grounds to my humble downtown work place at Manasc Issac.
It’s still about a 45 min commute but I get free parking and a wee bit of exercise. Hopefully I can park farther away from work and ride longer distances till I can commit to the full bike route. Below are a few pictures of my morning ride last week and my evening return on the impressive High Level Bridge and Leg grounds when it was a balmy 26 degrees (78 degrees Fahrenheit) yesterday.