06 Jul '11, 1pm

Do you commute by bike? If not, we take on 6 common excuses to help you get over them.

1. You're carrying too much stuff. If you're feeling weighed down with files, your laptop, your brown-bag lunch, and that change of clothes, hauling all your loot on a bike can seem overwhelming. But a chic messenger bag, a high-tech pannier , or just a classic basket can help you carry everything in style, and even leave room for you to stop on the way home and pick up those last-minute groceries. And if dropping the kids off at daycare is part of your daily routine, then bring them along on the bike: Invest in a carrier, and then unhook it and leave it at the daycare provider until you're back to pick them up in the afternoon. They'll be happy to skip the rush-hour traffic, too. 2. It's raining (or hot, or humid). Photo: MoBikeFed /Creative Commons We know you don't want to show up at work looking all bedraggled from a commute in wet weather, or from biking through humid...

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