since leaving London at the end of August, I have stopped commuting by bike. For a while, the reason I wasn't commuting was simply that I didn't actually have a job to commute to. However, I now have a job, only three miles from my flat, and should probably be cycling to work (I walk at the moment). As it stands, I am using the following excuses to myself as to why I am not: * to lock the bike safely (i.e. indoors) and have access to changing facilities and showers will cost more per month than the bus, which itself is horribly expensive * to lock the bike to a sheffield stand and change in the toilet will mean I smell all day and my bike will be nicked (this is probably paranoia, I've locked my bike many times without it being nicked) * I will be slow (Bristol's all hills) and I hate being slow and don't like looking slow * the standard of driving here is ghastly, and the traffic's not all jammed up like in London * it's uphill all the way home * my front brake is dodgy Please help me overcome the feeble excuse demons!