I've not been writing as much lately, it's true. My mind has been on non-cycling things, and try as I might I just can't wrap my brain around coherent ideas about cycling. Well, what new there, right?
Conversely, I've been riding a lot. It's mostly all been commuting miles, but May has been a pretty consistent month for me.
I've been sticking to the bike path and avoiding the streets as much as possible. That cuts down on my commuting stress, or just concentrates it to the end of my rides where I must take to the streets.
Pondering that reality this very morning, I realized what the optimal commuting arrangement would be.
At first I thought: home and work along the same greenbelt. But that idea didn't get my heart all aflutter. Then I decided that the optimal arrangement would be work and home along the same rural, or low traffic road or street.
It's a trade off. Greenbelt trails attract all kinds. And so do roads. Only, on roads, a cyclist rarely has to be concerned with slower traffic.
I'm not sure which would be best, but I think personally, I'd be inclined to want to commute on a quiet road versus a greenbelt any day. Or maybe a 100% singletrack commute? That would not be fun on rainy or snowy morning commutes. Or at least, it might get old.
Or maybe this?
What would be your preference?