As the weather is starting to warm up, and the sun has risen before the alarm sets off its high pitched whine, the excuses against riding to work are becoming fewer and fewer. Last week the decision was made and Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday I squeezed my 'Mamil' body into the obligatory riding suit and off I pedalled. Living in the western suburbs I'm lucky enough to have a cycle path pretty much from the front door at home, to the front door of our King Street office. The hardest part of the ride is always the commitment to jump on the bike instead of jumping on the train. But once I'm off and riding the decision was an obvious one, and the positive sense of achievement sets up a great day of additional productivity. Having recently signed up for the Solaris charity ride in March next year - 650km's over four days - Perth to York to Narrogin to Bunbury to Perth - I'll be riding to work many more times as part of a concerted training regime to ensure I make it back to Perth in one piece! What are you waiting for - time to dust off the winter cobwebs and get pedalling into work!
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