Just a small update on my third attempt at commuting to work via a bicycle.
This was the best attempt yet, making my best time (about eight minutes), and making it up Center Street Hill to Summit Avenue, where I want to turn off in the future.
The issue was that my bike would not shift down again (but luckily, it did not lose the chain this time). So I burned myself out just getting to Summit Avenue and then took the steps up to campus.
Moral of the story? I need to get my bike looked at soon.