To work, it is 18.3 miles with about 1,500 feet of climb, often with a headwind. Roads are getting better as the area adds smoother surfaces and bike lanes. There are still about three miles of narrow, high traffic, rough road surface miles.
Male, 47 years, 6'6" and 260 lbs. Took on cycling about six years ago and have lost about 30 lbs. Able to sponge bath at office and change into comfortable clothes.