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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)

      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...
      • 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 to it now that the last time I used a full size bike, I wondered why the handle bars had to be moved so far to turn the thing...

        I'd definitely reccomend them as a commuter bike. The main trouble is that they're a bit expensive... But if you go past a shop that's selling them, try asking if you can take one for a spin.

        I think that there are a couple of other people around here with them. I was recommended one by fanf []...