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54 Miles of Commuting

07 May

Well, today was my first day of work for my summer job at a Duke research lab! My job includes collecting data in the forest and working in the lab processing samples and data entry. So far, I really like it. I’ve been working in the lab for the past couple months, but the field work seems really interesting. But anyway, I’ve decided to commute by bike as much as possible. Today, the field site was 27 miles away from my house which means that I rode 54 miles today.

Here's the elevation profile for my commute out to the site... Didn't know about all those hills when I went out. My legs were feeling it by the time I got in. If it weren't for those hills I could probably manage the 50 miles a day.

Here’s the elevation profile for my commute out to the site… Didn’t know about all those hills when I went out. My legs were feeling it by the time I got in. If it weren’t for those hills I could probably manage the 50 miles a day.

I actually really enjoyed the ride, the scenery was great and traffic wasn’t too bad. Carrboro is awesome, so many bike lanes!

However, I did learn that my legs are not in shape right now to do 54 miles daily. I’ll carpool some days and drive about 10 miles closer to the site some days as well. Hopefully I’ll still get over 100 miles a week. Sorry for the short post today, but I’m tired and want to get some sleep! The good news is that finals are over and therefore I should be able to post much more than I was able to during this semester! Hope everyone is doing well!

 
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Posted by on May 7, 2013 in Cycling, Personal Updates

 

9 responses to “54 Miles of Commuting

  1. IowaTriBob

    May 7, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    Great ride and longer than any day I’ve put in so far. I can completely relate to being tired after that.

     
    • College Tri

      May 11, 2013 at 9:48 PM

      I ended up carpooling most of the week, hopefully I’ll be able to ride every day by the end of the summer!

       
  2. zawest20122013

    May 8, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    Those are some crazy numbers, keep up the good work though.

     
    • College Tri

      May 11, 2013 at 9:48 PM

      Thanks! And thanks for stopping by!

       
  3. Charles Huss

    May 8, 2013 at 6:13 AM

    I don’t blame you for being tired. That distance would take some getting used to.

     
    • College Tri

      May 11, 2013 at 9:49 PM

      Definitely. Hopefully it doesn’t take TOO long, haha.

       
  4. Mary Jo

    May 8, 2013 at 8:01 AM

    whew……

     
  5. infidelstrong

    May 8, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    What kind of set up are you using to carry your stuff? Just a back pack? or what?

     
    • College Tri

      May 11, 2013 at 9:47 PM

      Right now I’m just using a normal backpack. Want to look into something waterproof though.

       

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