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Bike Commuting in Denver: Part III

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An on going series of riding and commuting in my new city of Denver Colorado. See more about my Denver Cycling experience here. 

With my move successful complete (there are still boxes to find and empty if you would like to help,) I started testing out the commute from my house to the bike shop this past Monday. While I’ve only done the round trip commute a couple times it is great to explore a new city and perfect the streets to ride on or avoid completely.

Denver Bike Commute

Below is a Strava map of my ride into the shop. Pretty mellow and down hill until the last 2.5 miles which are constant climb to the front door of Salvagetti. This isn’t a horrible thing, but I’ve been testing out riding a single speed cyclocross bike with flat pedals for commuting and daily errands. I’m interested to see how fast the ride goes with gears so that I can push the pedals a bit more on the downhills.

My goals for the next few days are to get Emily’s new commuter rig built up (photos and bike profile coming soon) and to finish the unpacking of essentials like my 4 tubs of clothes. This will allow me to be less stressed and able to get out of the house next Tuesday/Wednesday when I have off.

5 Responses to Bike Commuting in Denver: Part III

  1. Aleah says:

    That’s probably one of my favorite reasons to bike – it’s the best way to discover a new city. Whether you moved into a new neighborhood or you’re on vacation and want to discover the local culture, you get to see so much more when you are biking vs. walking or driving. When I was visiting Park City, I rented a bike for a canyon loop and even biked up to the base of Deer Vally Ski Resort. Definitely a memory that’s lasting and well worth the $30 rental. Enjoy getting to know Denver!

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