Last week I managed to make my mountain bike road worthy again. I've decided to drop some weight by riding my bike to and from work every day. So far I have ridden Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday and my butt feels very raw indeed. I used to ride when I was younger and thinner so the technique is still there but not the speed or endurance. The gel saddle and cycling shorts (equipped with a chamois) should help with longevity in the saddle.
It's approx. 7 KM to work and 7 KM home. It takes me about 20 minutes each way. This next week I'm working nights so I'll attend the gym for some easy lifting before going into work.