I am in Lake Mills WI right now. I biked here from Cambridge, at a very slow pace. I have once again achieved my quota of biking for the week. I bike commuted Tuesday and Friday (yesterday), the "long" route, which I want to say is about 16 miles one way, from the east side of Madison to the west. On Wednesday morning, I bike commuted the "short" route, about 11 or so miles across town. However, on Wednesday evening, I had a date, so I took the bus back to my car. I could not therefore count Wednesday as a full "earth saving" bike commute, even though the bus is still pretty ecologically sound. I can't cheat on stuff like this.
This bike ride today didn't need to happen. It is not especially earth-saving. But I have an arbitrary goal to try to hit 3 decent workouts every week. The round trip to Lake Mills is probably about 20 miles or so. Not quite equivalent to a bike commute, but almost. Like I said, slow paced. It usually takes me 45 minutes one way, but I allowed a full hour today.
Coffee and quiche, then back on the bike for the ride home.