Things I learned on Monday:
The Durham College gym is amazingly cheap. A one year membership (for staff) is only $66.00, though towel service is an extra $25.00. I'm slighty annoyed though because they don't let you rent lockers! I'd been planning to leave an entire week's worth of clothes in the locker at the gym so that I wouldn't have to carry a change of clothes each day.
I took the Go Train / Oshawa bus to work in the morning, and altogether it took me about 1 hr 45 minutes. On the way back though (different buses going south through Oshawa) it took me a full 2hrs 15 minutes... so my public transit option is actually barely faster than the cycling option.
By the way, I just remembered a story I read in the May "Moneysense" magazine. This teacher on Vancouver Island used to ride his bike 55km (usually through the rain) each way to school - sometimes dragging his laundry behind him on a trailer so that he could use the school's laundry machines. That's 110km's a day through likely worse conditions than I'll have down here in southern Ontario.
The title of that guy's story by the way was "How I Got Rich on a Middle-Class Salary." : )