The thing is, it was raining
And even though I COULD have ridden my bike to work, it really wouldn't have been fair to you, readers. Here's why: Because obviously my review of the experience would've been tainted by the hypothermia, and also because as a hugely influential member of the media, I might have quelched your own dreams of riding your bikes to work by my negativity.
Do you see why I had to not do it, readers? It was for you, really.