Advanced Commuter Tips

1. Get your clothes and lunch ready the night before.
-The last thing you need is to be going through your laundry that morning thinking you grabbed your pants and stuffing it into your back pack. Only to find out when you’re at work ready to change, that they were your wife’s jeans!

2. Carry an extra tube.
-Changing a flat tube is faster than patching one.

3. Don’t get into any fights.
-It’s not worht it. People seem to be braver when they are in their cars.

4. Bring a pump…
-well that’s a given.

5. Wear deodorant!


  1. Priscilla

    Ah, that explains it all. I was looking for my jeans yesterday..hmmmm.

  2. Val

    My favorite tips:
    1. Don’t be in a hurry. It’s easy to make mistakes in a rush; leave time for enjoyment, crisis avoidance, and emergencies.
    2. Treat the traffic the way a kayaker treats white water. Don’t expect it to do you any favors, and look for the safe path through it.
    3. Don’t let the weather be the boss of you. Decide to ride, and dress according to what you have to deal with.
    Have fun!

  3. RL Policar (Post author)

    Those are awesome tips Val. Yesterday’s ride home was great, I found a sweet spot on my cadence when riding the 925. I was in a state of euphoria.

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