With the Vancouver summer extending deep into September, it’s been a great chance to bike to work. Usually, by this time of year, we are already covered in a blanket of grey. However, this year, we’ve been blessed with a warmer and drier than usual September. Even the leaves are only starting to change colour now. In some previous years, the trees are turning autumnal at the end of August. I can’t believe we are still hitting highs above 20C in the middle of the day
This great weather makes my 11 kilometre cycling commute a lot easier to enjoy. The only thing I don’t enjoy is the elevation change that I have to deal with.
It’s okay going to work, but my commute home is not so fun. My RunKeeper tells me that I rode from 40 m above sea level to 94 m above sea level. Most of that elevation change happens around the 8-9 km mark of my commute. Now that it’s almost the end of the summer, though, it’s not so bad. I definitely get a good sweat going home. Some much needed exercise to fit into my life.
Let’s hope that the summer holds out just a little longer. Enjoy it while it lasts.