Do you ever feel burnt out from commuting?

I could see myself getting tired or being a bike commuter if I had to do it day and day out.

I do recall having these thoughts when I had a long commuter, 17 miles each way. I would get easily burnt out on it. But on the days that I decided to drive rather than take my bike, I hated every second that I sat in traffic. Oooh it annoyed me so much that I had to sit in my car for an hour and half just to get home. You know when I would take my bike, it would take me less time to ride the 17 miles than it did to drive it.

I guess the best cure for feeling burnt out is to ride. I know it sounds funny but all that resentment that I would have before the ride simply vanishes as I’m pedaling away.

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As one of the original founders of He has helped build this site into one of the leading and oldest bicycle commuting blog sites. Filled with passion for everything two wheels, RL Policar covers a multitude of subjects from product reviews, news, articles and technical how to's.