Ruby is the single speed I bought to ride to work on. She’s made of glitter. That’s right, actual shiny, red glitter! I love her very much.
Before today I hadn’t ridden to work since October. It’s been cold, wet and I’ve found a million and one excuses not to ride. But today the sun was shining and, on my first day of work since the beginning of 30 days of biking, I couldn’t very well drive could I?!
It’s only a 3 mile trip each way, so not far at all. It felt further on the way in today though, as I was cycling into a strong, rather chilly head wind. But despite that, I got to work grinning. And I got home from work grinning. There’s something so lovely about the simplicity of pedaling along on a single speed bike in the sunshine, enjoying the cycle paths and noticing the little things, like the daffodils that are still fighting against the chilly weather.
Yes it was a bit nippy, and yes I had to get changed when I got to work, but that doesn’t matter. Commuting by bike was fun today!
PS – In case you’re interested, Ruby is a Charge Hob and I couldn’t be more pleased with how she looks, feels and rides. I also quite like the admiring glances she picks up!