The joys of bike commuting. The more you do it, the farther you ride, the more you want to ride in bike specific clothing. Carrying a change of clothes adds pounds to you bike fast, but it makes for a better workout in less time. My commute is only one hour, so I tend to push the pace every time I ride. That’s a big incentive to bring a change of clothes.
In the above pic you can also see an Eagle Creek Pack It cube. I’m hooked on these things. I use them for moto travel, car camping, you name it. I can fit 2 or three (depending on the size) in each pannier. They keep loose things organized and make it easier to pack the panniers.
I also keep a pair of shoes. I use Shimano SPD style pedals so it’s nice to have a change of shoes at work. My Keens have a recessed cleat, so I could wear them all day, but it’s nice to to have a regular pair of shoes to wear. Whenever I change my shoes it reminds me of Mister Rogers. Remember him?
After I’ve changed I log my ride in my training diary and on Daily Mile. Then it’s off for some breakfast and time to start the day.
Those are my rituals. What are yours?