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  • Well done -- I'm sure it seems hard at first, but you'll get used to it very quickly. I've been cycling in to work since the beginning of this year[1], and I've lost quite a bit of flab. I feel much fitter for it as well.

    However, I'm lucky in that all the way to work is downhill and all the from work is uphill. So I can come home and get straight in the shower.

    I love my Brompton []. :-)


    [1] Actually, I cycled in before, it's just that it was such a short distance it was hardly worth mentioning. :-

    • Re:Cycling (Score:3, Interesting)

      by Matts (1087) on 2003.11.12 16:28 (#25716) Journal
      I assume you need a bike like that because you have nowhere to attach it to outside at work?

      Does it ride well? It looks like it would be hard(er) work than it should be...
      • Re:Cycling (Score:3, Informative)

        Spot on. Well there are some few places to attach it to, but it's a lot less likely to be nicked when under my desk.

        As to riding it, it's not terribly hard work. I've got a 5 speed model which is nicely geared. It's easy in the lower gears, but you can notch up a reasonable speed in the high gears. The main difficultly that I found when I started riding was that you're quite high up in the saddle, with smallish handle bars. This makes the bike feel very responsive to your movements. But I'm so used