Commute ranting is so big, and cycle commutes can be brilliant, so I thought I'd start a new thread for those of us who cycle to work. Today? I got the train. Puncture yesterday. Terrible road surface at Tulse Hill as you come from West Norwood through to the South Circular. Saw a pot hole late and had to cover over it. Hit the back wheel hard enough to give me an instant flat. Luckily I used to live there, so wheeled it to a mate's who stored my bike at his, then drove me to HH station. Result! Apart from that, I only started cycling to work again the week before last and I'm lovin every minute of it. Interestly I find I'm enjoying the 12 mile commute more than I used to enjoy my 7 and 4 mile commutes. Feels like a proper distance, and I'm pacing myself a bit more rather than sprinting all the way. South Norwood hill is a nice warm up in the morning. Had to walk up the first couple of times, but now I can manage it ok. Same with Knight's Hill on the way home. That is a bit of a struggle considering I'm carrying about 2 stone in excess weight, plus a heavy bag. Improving each cycle though. All in all, really enjoying it and getting fit far quicker than expected. How was/is your cycle commute?