an idle plan to one day bike to work finally and suddenly materialized when i got this mail from donal on monday:

hey,
let's cycle to work on thursday or friday this week?

excellent what a little peer pressure can do: 45miles; 3 hours, 11 minutes; zero flats; perfect bay weather. sf2g was one of my main reasons to get a bike last summer, and i, like donal, find myself hooked. blazing down, alternately, city streets and marshy bay trails, in the early hours of the morning, is totally exhilarating.

(above rather mediocre snap of some of us in traffic comes from the only time i cared to pull the camera out -- things were just too pleasant to interrupt.)