Does anyone commute via a bike? Any gear recommendations/tips?
So I've started to ride my bike to work sometimes, mostly as a mild workout but also for the gas savings. I'll be moving to a new assignment and going to school next and as I've been looking for a house I started crunching numbers about commuting in via bike.
Even from a quick estimate I was thinking I can save probably $10/day in gas costs alone. (I've got two large engine [5.7L and 6.6L) Jeeps - so they're not exactly the most fuel efficient). I figure I'm willing to ride up to 20 miles each way for a commute (Google Maps puts it at roughly 1-1.5 hour commute).
How many other bike commuters out there? What's your ride distance? Any gear tips? (Currently, I just use my old american made (heavy) Trek mountain bike and ride in my uniform). Thanks everyone, I appreciate your insight!