The only thing I miss about commuting via public transport is that I could fit pretty much everything I needed for the day in a handbag or tote.
Now I carry a gigantic backpack that is the size of a tall toddler (really – I’ve measured it against one).
It enables me to transport a laptop, a lunchbox, a towel, a change of clothes including a sweater or wooly jumper, a d-lock, a multi-tool, a puncture repair kit, a raincoat, some shampoo, a hairbrush, some make-up, a purse and a time machine (sometimes).
It’s huge. This means my total circumference is increased dramatically when walking around.
I often knock over piles of magazines, expensive technical equipment and food-stuffs. Being the only cyclist in the office is like having this song as the soundtrack to your life.
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