Washington Area Bike Forum member Brett Hack of Herndon, VA has been making the 36-mile commute to his office in McLean everyday for the last three years. WTOP’s Kate Ryan highlighted Hack’s achievement over the weekend in her article “The power of the office pool: Cyclist on three year commuting streak“. Included in Hack’s lists of benefits for commuting to work by bike is the time to relax and leave work at work:
“I’ve got my ride to look forward to. Even when it’s 11 degrees outside or windy or snowy – I know I’ve got that time to myself,” he says. Hack adds that he’s getting a workout that leaves him refreshed.
“I don’t care about work – it’s gone, out of my mind. I come home and I’m home.”
As a frequent user of the wonderful bike trail network in Virginia including the W&OD Trail, Hack had one request of all pedestrians (and might we add cyclists too):
Wear reflective gear.
Keep the good work Brett!