I've been commuting now on my new route for a few months. Some random thoughts on that:
- On the way to work, I prefer arterials. On the way home, I prefer side streets and I like to take my time.
- It would be nice to have a camera attached to my helmet for easy shots. My latest phone is a cumbersome turd -- it takes good photos -- but it takes at least a minute, with no gloves on, to queue up to take a shot. I don't have anything extraordinary to shoot on my commute, but my daily routine intersects many other peoples' daily routines and that intersection would be interesting to shoot spontaneously.
- There's another commuter in the morning that rides my favorite part of the route (through Liberty Park) about 1/2 hour to an hour before me. I can tell by the tracks s/he leaves on snowy days that I'm not far behind. It's weird how I feel connected to this person I'll probably never meet. They run 700x35 hakkappalitas too.
- I'm not sure if it's the cold or the commute, but I'm not doing as many longer rides or as much ad hoc riding/trail riding that I normally do.