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  • .. as my grandfather used to say.

    I used to cycle ~8km to work (uphill to work, downhill on my way home), and I really enjoyed it. Especially because there was a shower at the office. My new office is only 2km, which is just enough to get warmed up (or soaked if it pours..)

    Anyway, get a decent raincoat and rain pants, proper fenders, and put your stuff in a waterproof pannier (I use those []). I was considering getting spikes for my back wheel, but thanks to the shorter way to my current office, and global wa

    • There's no shower at my office, that's one of the reasons I've been putting off biking. But it is downhill most of the way to work, and it's cool in the morning, so it's not too bad...

      Someone at work asked about fenders, and there's one spot where they water a hillside and all the water runs down across the bike path to the creek, which took me by surprise the first I just slow down for it. I get to take the bike path for the first couple of miles, but if it rains too hard, the freeway undercrossi

      • I just slow down for it.

        And besides, there's a hairpin turn at the bottom of the hill.

      • There are panniers specifically designed for shock absorption of laptops. I use the Arkel Commuter [] bag. It looks decent, too!

        As an alternate solution, before I had that bag I just rolled up a fuzzy fleece jacket and put that under the laptop as a kind of pillow. Because nearly all the shock is vertical, this simple solution worked fine.